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Risk Management, Master in Business Administration

Learn how to to identify liabilities and mitigate risk with with an M.B.A concentrating on Risk Management and Insurance from St. John’s University. 

A Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree is intended to provide broad business knowledge and prepares students for cross-functional decision making within an organization.

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  • Manhattan Campus
  • Online
Required Credit Hours

Applicants to The Tobin College of Business Graduate programs will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers. Applications with a GPA below 3.25 may be strengthened by submitting a GMAT/GRE score. 


A risk/insurance specialization is earned by successfully completing an introductory course in the Management of Risk (RMI 601) and up to four (but no less than three) other RMI designated 600-level courses (or higher). Offered on-campus and online, this specialization allows students to build upon the program’s broad business education by providing an in-depth study of managing risk, or managing the finances of an insurance firm, or product design.

The MBA curriculum is designed to allow for innovative approaches to in-class learning and expands on the development of a real-world skill-set that students can apply immediately to their emerging careers.

Required Courses: 24 credits

  • ACC 602 Global Financial & Managerial Reporting
  • BUA 602 Business Analytics
  • ECO 606 Industrial Economics
  • FIN 607 Financial Management 
  • LAW 600 Law, Ethics & the Principled Path in Bus.
  • MGT 601 Managing for Global Success 
  • MKT 600 Decisions in Marketing Management 
  • RMI 601 Risk Management

Concentration Courses: 9 credits

  • 600+ RMI Course
  • 600+ RMI Course
  • 600+ RMI Course or any 600+ ERM Course (Including RMI 699 Internship and RMI900 Thesis)

Capstone Course: 3 credits

  • MGT 700 Seminar in Business Policy

Online Learning

Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about the St. John’s online M.B.A. program.

Is this online degree equivalent to the on-campus M.B.A. offered by St. John’s?

Yes. It covers the same curriculum and is taught by the same instructors, only in a fully online format.

How long will the program take to complete?

Although the online M.B.A. may be completed in as little as 18 months, most part-time students finish in three years. Students have up to 5 years to complete the degree.

Is there a campus residency requirement?

No. The degree is fully online, with no residency requirement. 

On-Site Workshop: Tobin Graduate Intensive Foundations (TGIF) is a 3-day workshop for new graduate students that aims to standardize the basic fundamentals and quantitative analytical skills of business studies. In addition, incoming students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and interact with their peers throughout the event. 

What is the cost of tuition for the program?

Program tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $1,485 per credit hour.

Learn more about tuition and fees by visiting our Tuition page.

Is the program accredited?

Yes. St. John’s University’s online M.B.A. program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

What will I learn in the program?

You will learn to:

  • Acquire a global business perspective

  • Apply business knowledge and skills effectively

  • Appreciate professional and ethical responsibilities as a leader

  • Make strategic, integrative decisions.

What differentiates this program from others?

The St. John’s online M.B.A. program stands apart in its:

  • Focus on case studies, real-world projects, and global perspectives
  • Distinguished full-time faculty who consult with international businesses, appear in business news media, and have extensive industry experience and connections
  • Options to choose a concentration in either Risk Management and Insurance or Taxation
  • Short time to completion of 18 months

Are there set times to attend my classes?

For asynchronous courses, you will have specific assignment deadlines and test dates, but you can complete your online coursework at times that are convenient for you.  Synchronous courses meet at the same time each week.

How do I begin the application process?

You can start your application online or visit the Admission page for a list of the materials you will need to submit for application.

    Academic Scholarships

    Applicants accepted to this program are automatically considered for scholarship based on their academic qualifications.  Scholarships range in amount from $5,000 to full tuition.

    Application Requirements

    All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:

    • Statement of professional goals and resume which can be uploaded as part of the  application for admission
    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended. 
    • A minimum of one letter of recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English
    • Students with international credits must also submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation with GPA calculation from a NACES member
    • Applicants to The Tobin College of Business Graduate programs will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers. Applications with a GPA below 3.25 may be strengthened by submitting a GMAT/GRE score.  

    For additional information, please contact:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    Suite 114
    Queens, NY 11439
    [email protected]

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