Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D.


Dean's Message

Welcome to the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University!

Our Master of Business Administration and Master of Science programs provide a unique opportunity for you to obtain an experiential education in areas essential for understanding risk and uncertainty in our global economy. 

We believe a global perspective is critical for you to be successful in your career. To support this vision, Tobin offers you the opportunity to participate in our unique Global Destination Courses (GDCs). This innovative program incorporates visits abroad to business organizations that complement our standard coursework in a range of locations, such as London, Rome, Dublin, Paris, and Zurich.

At Tobin we encourage experiential learning. Our Executive-in-Residence Program (EIRP) enables you to serve as consultants to participating companies, such as Broadridge Financial Solutions, Protiviti, OnPoint Group,, and Synchrony Financial. Our Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) provides an opportunity for you to invest a portion of the University’s endowment, using the facilities in our state-of-the-art Lesley and William Collins Business Analytics Lab.

The M.B.A. program at the Tobin College of Business includes an option to study in our FLEX M.B.A., online M.B.A. or STEM M.B.A. programs. Our 36-credit FLEX M.B.A. enables students to enroll in onsite, online, or FLEX courses. Our FLEX courses are seven weeks onsite, followed by seven weeks of online learning, with a focus on case studies and real-world projects.

Please continue to explore opportunities at the Tobin College of Business by visiting our website at

We welcome you to our network of talented students, faculty, alumni, and executives! 

Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D.
Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair
Professor of Decision Sciences
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

Tobin Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, we believe that all students deserve a high quality, fair, and transformational education. Our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are inseparable from our academic mission and we are intentional about fostering and providing a sensitive, inclusive, respectful, and supportive learning environment for all Tobin students, staff, and faculty, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, ability, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

    Meet the Dean

    About The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

    The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University has 2,500 undergraduate students majoring in accounting, actuarial science, business, business analytics, economics, finance, international management, management, marketing, or risk management and insurance, and 600 graduate students in one of eleven Master of Science (M.S.), three Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), or six advanced certificate programs, all supported by more than 150 faculty and staff on the Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island campuses.

    Tobin’s Master of Business Administration and Master of Science programs provide unique opportunities to obtain an experiential education in areas essential for understanding risk and uncertainty in our global economy.

    That global perspective is critical for career success. To support this vision, Tobin offers all M.B.A. and M.S. students the opportunity to participate in one of the many Global Destination Courses, which offer students the chance to study internationally.

    Online learning opportunities are available for our advanced certificate, M.S., and M.B.A. students. Online opportunities are also available to study in the Fast-Track M.B.A. and M.S. programs.

    Within Tobin is the Center for Excellence in Enterprise Risk Management, Center for Executive Education, Applied Finance Institute, and Center for Global Business Stewardship. The College’s acclaimed Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science is one of only 20 colleges and universities to be recognized as a Global Center of Insurance Excellence.

    Tobin is one of only six schools in New York state that is accredited by AACSB International for general business and accounting.

    Vision and Mission


    The Tobin College of Business will be recognized as a distinct leader in business education, providing a transformative learning experience based on Vincentian ideals. We will inspire and enable our student body to achieve their professional and personal goals in a diverse, global, and dynamic environment.


    Our mission is to develop persons of character, capable of leading in today's global economy. Inspired by our Vincentian values and utilizing the teacher-scholar model, we create an engaging learning environment dedicated to equipping our students with innovative problem-solving skills that emphasize inclusive, ethical, social, and environmental decision-making.

    To accomplish our mission, we:

    • Emphasize excellence in teaching that incorporates innovative approaches to develop the knowledge and skills students need for their professional and personal success.
    • Pursue excellence in scholarship that advances knowledge and informs our teaching.
    • Inspire students to become effective, caring, and responsible leaders by emphasizing good stewardship.
    • Leverage numerous applied and experiential learning opportunities that transcend the classroom, to deepen students’ understanding of the complex business environment.
    • Foster a nurturing learning environment that engages our students as partners in learning.

    Senior Administration

    Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D.
    Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair

    Theresa Patane
    Executive Assistant to the Dean
    [email protected]

    Senior Leadership, Queens Campus

    Adrian P. Fitzsimons, M.B.A., Ph.D.
    Associate Dean of Academic Programs
    [email protected]

    Linda M. Sama, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Global Initiatives
    [email protected]

    Kristine McGovern, M.B.A.
    Assistant Dean and Director of Financial and Strategic Planning
    [email protected]

    John J. Neumann, D.B.A.
    Associate Dean of Faculty
    [email protected]

    Niall C. Hegarty, Ed.D.
    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
    [email protected]

    K. Matthew Wong, Ph.D., J.D.
    Director of MBA Programs
    [email protected]

    Wendy Cohen, M.A., M.P.S.
    Director, Tobin Center for Executive Education
    [email protected]

    Sydney J. Steinhardt, M.A., M.S.
    Director of Communications and Marketing
    [email protected]

    Graduate and Undergraduate Divisions, Staten Island Campus

    Donna M. Narducci, M.S., Ed.D.
    Associate Dean and Director of Programs
    [email protected]

    Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, Manhattan Campus

    Brandon Sweitzer, M.A.
    [email protected]