St. John's University Online MBA - 18-Month Program

St. John’s University Tobin College of Business offers an online MBA with three concentrations: interdisciplinary business, risk management and insurance, and taxation. The MBA can be completed full-time in 18 months. The program can also be completed part-time. The curriculum utilizes case studies, current technology, research, analytics, and real-world projects to convey current business concepts. Learning outcomes include skills in strategic decision-making, global perspectives, global finances, marketing management, risk management, business analytics, among others.

Students from a variety of backgrounds can apply to the online MBA program through St. John’s University, located in Queens, New York. This AACSB-accredited program is taught by full-time professors who offer teaching expertise as well as many years of research, business experience, and connections. Two to four years professional work experience is preferred, but not required. All online MBA students participate in a foundational three-day workshop with exposure to standardized fundamental business skills and to develop connections with faculty and peers. A final capstone project gives students the opportunity to analyze an issue, prepare a case, develop a solution or product, conduct market research, and engage in public speaking. Graduates of MBA programs go on to leadership and management positions in a variety of fields.

What to Expect from the St. John’s University Online MBA

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the SJU online MBA program must hold a bachelor of science (BS) or graduate degree with a preferred 3.25 GPA. Prospective students must submit an application, statement of professional goals, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and GMAT/GRE test scores. Two to four years professional work experience are preferred, but not required. There is also a GMAT/GRE waiver available to qualified applicants.

International students must provide proof of English language proficiency through TOEFL or IELTS, and a course-by-course evaluation of international credits through AEQUO International Evaluation Services.

Study Plan: The program can be completed in 18 months full-time or about three years part-time. Students complete core courses, nine credits of concentration courses, and a capstone course. There is a three-day residency required for all incoming online MBA students. The program begins in the fall or spring semester.

Curriculum: The SJU online MBA consists of 36 credits: 27 credits of core courses, and nine credits of concentration courses. Core courses include global financial and managerial reporting; business analytics; financial management; industrial economics; law, ethics and the principled path in business; decisions in marketing management; risk management; managing for global success; and a capstone seminar in business strategy.

Those choosing the interdisciplinary business concentration may select concentration courses from a variety of disciplines, including those in business analytics, accounting, computer information systems, executive management, finance, and many others.

Risk management and insurance concentration courses include a survey of property liability insurance and reinsurance, life-health insurance and employee benefits, and trading risk in the global reinsurance market.

For the taxation concentration, students choose nine credits from several course choices including tax planning for high net-worth individuals, estates and gifts, global taxation systems, international taxation, financial products, real estate, and tax accounting, among others.

Online Experience: The online MBA is asynchronous meaning there are no set class times during the program. Students log in according to their desired schedule and complete assignments on time as posted. Students can work from their computer, tablet, or hand-held device. Online students access a virtual classroom where they view course syllabi and assignments, complete readings, interact with instructors and classmates through online discussion forums, chats, skype and email, write papers and complete projects. Instructors use a variety of online multimedia tools to make courses immersive and interactive. Online students have access to advising services, student coordinators, library resources, the campus ministry, career services, and 24/7 technical support.

On-Site Requirements: There is one three-day workshop required for the online St. John’s University MBA. The Tobin Graduate Intensive Foundations workshop runs from a Friday at 8:45 am to Sunday at 6:00 pm. A light breakfast and lunch are served each day and Saturday evening includes a reception and keynote speaker. All online MBA students must attend the workshop which focuses on the basics of business quantitative analytical skills. Students also meet with faculty and peers to build in-person relationships before the start of the online program. There are no other on-site requirements.

Paying for the St. John’s University Online MBA

The SJU online MBA costs $1,215 per credit plus university and general fees. With tuition generally rising each year, online students should contact the admissions department SJU for current costs.

As a final note, graduate students may apply for federal loans through the FAFSA. Students may also seek outside funding through community and society scholarships and grants, as well as tuition reimbursement programs through their employer. For more information, prospective students can contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

St. John's University Online Master of Business Administration

  • Courses include Global Financial and Managerial Reporting, Industrial Economics, Risk Management, Business Analytics, and more
  • Focuses on experiential learning through real-world projects, case studies, and an experiential capstone course
  • Taught by full-time faculty with extensive global and real-world business experience
Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree
Program Start Dates Fall, Spring
Credits Needed to Graduate 36
Time to Complete? Complete in as little as 18 months full-time, 3 years part-time.
100% Online? No, a 3-day workshop is required for all incoming online MBA graduate students
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Insurance & Risk Management, Taxation, General Management
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? 3.25 or Greater
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No, but 2-4 years is preferred.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 36
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,280
Estimated Program Tuition * $46,080

St. John's University Online MBA: Interdisciplinary Business

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree
Program Start Dates Fall, Spring
Credits Needed to Graduate 36
Time to Complete? Complete in as little as 18 months full-time, 3 years part-time.
100% Online? No, a 3-day workshop is required for all incoming online MBA graduate students
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration General Management
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? 3.25 or Greater
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No, but 2-4 years is preferred.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 36
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,280
Estimated Program Tuition * $46,080

St. John's University Online MBA: Risk Management & Insurance

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree
Program Start Dates Fall, Spring
Credits Needed to Graduate 36
Time to Complete? Complete in as little as 18 months full-time, 3 years part-time.
100% Online? No, a 3-day workshop is required for all incoming online MBA graduate students
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Insurance & Risk Management
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? 3.25 or Greater
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No, but 2-4 years is preferred.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 36
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,280
Estimated Program Tuition * $46,080

St. John's University Online MBA: Taxation

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree
Program Start Dates Fall, Spring
Credits Needed to Graduate 36
Time to Complete? Complete in as little as 18 months full-time, 3 years part-time.
100% Online? No, a 3-day workshop is required for all incoming online MBA graduate students
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Taxation
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? 3.25 or Greater
GRE or GMAT Required? GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? No, but 2-4 years is preferred.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 36
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,280
Estimated Program Tuition * $46,080

* Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the currently published tuition rate. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the out of state, part-time student rate. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Total cost of tuition does not include additional fees. Please see the school website for the most up-to-date tuition costs.