Tobin Online M.B.A. Program Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business entrance
January 27, 2021

In newly released rankings by U.S. News & World Report, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business is cited and ranked No. 81 out of 295 in “Best Online M.B.A. Programs.” Schools included in the recognition are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of academic excellence.

“We attribute our success to the innovation of our faculty in online learning and the breadth of our numerous, distinctive Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) concentrations,” said Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dean, Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair, and Professor of Decision Sciences, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. “Higher education today is a competitive landscape, so we must continually revitalize and reinvent our curriculum and delivery of all degree programs.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, “Highly ranked programs have strong, traditional, academic foundations based on the excellence of entering students, graduation rates, and instructor credentials. They also excel at educating distance learners, while providing robust career and financial support.” Master’s programs in business administration are one of the most popular graduate business degree programs in the United States.

For the 2021 edition, U.S. News ranked online M.B.A. programs using five categories; each category and metric contributed to the overall ranking formula. 

  • Engagement (30 percent)
  • Expert Opinion (25 percent)
  • Faculty Credentials and Training (15 percent)
  • Student Excellence (15 percent)
  • Student Services and Technologies (15 percent)

“At St. John’s University, we strive to meet students wherever they are found,” explained Simon G. Møller, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Our online programs incorporate diverse online learning technologies and allow greater flexibility for students to take classes from a distance while remaining connected to our faculty.”