Tobin College of Business – St. John’s University


Initially established as The School of Accounting, Commerce and Finance and The College of Business Administration in 1927, the Peter J. Tobin College of Business was renamed in 1999 after a generous donation from Peter Tobin, the Dean of the College of Business, and his wife. The school received accreditation for master’s business programs from AACSB International in 1982.


St. John’s main campus is located in Queens, New York. The school maintains additional New York campuses in Staten Island and Manhattan. MBA students also have the opportunity to study in Rome, Italy.


St. John’s main campus spans 105 acres in the borough of Queens. The D’Angelo Center, a 127,000–square foot, five-story building, is considered the hub of the Queens campus. As the largest building on campus, it houses 14 classrooms, six seminar rooms, and student recreation and entertainment space, among other facilities. A ten-story building serves as a campus hub for MBA students in Manhattan. The “vertical campus” features a five-story entrance atrium, 16 conference and seminar rooms, dormitories, 24 high-tech classrooms, and several computer labs. MBA students may also take courses at the Staten Island campus in the residential Grymes Hill section.

The main MBA campus in Rome, Italy, is located in the Prati neighborhood. In 2009, St. John’s expanded the facilities to include 12 classrooms, a multi-use conference room, and a student lounge. The new facilities are within walking distance of Vatican City.


Most faculty members hold advanced degrees, with 90 percent having earned a terminal degree in their respective fields. Additionally, six faculty members have been recognized as Fulbright Scholars. The Tobin College is organized into eight academic departments: Accounting and Taxation, Business Law, Computer Information Systems/Decision Sciences, Economics and Finance, Management, Marketing, ROTC Department of Military Science, and Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science.

Student Body

The Tobin College enrolls approximately 200 MBA students at the Queens campus with 60 students studying part-time and the remainder studying on a full-time basis. In Fall 2012, 14 full-time and 9 part-time students pursued their MBAs in Rome, while around 70 studied in Manhattan, or 31 full-time students and 37 part-time. Enrollment in the part-time and full-time MBA programs is fairly evenly split between Rome and Manhattan.

MBA Degree Offerings

MBA degree options at Tobin include full-time and part-time study formats.