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Advanced Certificate in Business Administration

Overview

The Advanced Certificate in Business Administration is an 18-credit, graduate program designed for individuals seeking to strengthen their business acumen.  This innovative program would combine classroom and experiential learning to develop their knowledge, skills, and competencies that the market demands and to add value to your organization.

This program offers the following benefits:

  • Evenings and weekend classes are offered at our Queens or Manhattan campuses, or online, allowing you to stay on your career track and complete the program in two years.
  • All advanced certificate program courses may count towards our Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.
  • Admission is based on a portfolio approach that considers work experience, veteran status and academic background (may include GRE or GMAT waiver).
  • Prior graduate course work (up to six credits) may be transferred into the program, pending approval.

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Applicants to The Tobin College of Business Graduate programs will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers for the 2022 and 2023 academic years.  Applications with a GPA below 3.25 may be strengthened by submitting a GMAT/GRE score. 

Students who earned their degree outside the United States must also submit a foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo scores. 

    Courses

    The Advanced Certificate in Business Administration program requires three courses (9 credits) from the M.B.A. business core.  The business core courses are as follows:

    • ACC 602 Global Financial and Managerial Reporting
    • FIN 607 Financial Management
    • MGT 601 Managing for Global Success

    The certificate program will also require three courses (9 credits) from any graduate business course offered by the Tobin College of Business. Students must successfully complete all six courses within a three-year period.

    Admissions

    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. 
    • Two letters of recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS 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

    For additional information, please contact:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    Suite 114
    Queens, NY 11439
    718-990-1345
    TobinGradNYC@stjohns.edu

    Department Faculty

    Please see a roster of our Departments and Faculty.

    Department Contact

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    Adrian P. Fitzsimons, M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.

    Associate Dean of Academic Programs