Am I required to take the GMAT
in order to apply to your program?
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of all
applicants to our graduate degree programs except for the MS in
Taxation and Accounting where the GMAT will be waived for
applicants who hold a CPA license or who have completed all parts
of the uniform CPA exam. Students applying to the MS in Management
of Risk program, MS in Enterprise Risk Management or MS in
Investment Management may submit official results from either the
GMAT or GRE General Exam. The GRE code for The Tobin College of
Business is: 2851. The GRE is not accepted for admission to any
other graduate program within The Tobin College of Business
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Your GMAT results are valid for a maximum of five years from the
original test date. You retake the GMAT if your existing
score is older than five years.
There are no minimum cut-off scores for the GMAT. Our average
score is currently 540. Should you take the GMAT more than
once, the Admission Committee will use the highest score
Can I substitute the GRE for the
The Tobin College will allow applicants to the MS in Management of
Risk, the MS in Enterprise Risk Management and the M.S. in
Investment Management to substitute the GRE General Exam for
the GMAT. Applicants to all other degrees and programs must submit
results from the GMAT.
The GRE School Code is 2851.
GRE scores are valid for five years from the testing date.
Do I need to take the TOEFL
Official test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the
International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) is required
of all applicants that do not hold a degree from a regionally
accredited academic institution where the language of instruction
Although the Tobin College does not have cut off scores for the
TOEFL, admitted students who score lower than 250 on the
computer based exam, 100 on the internet-based exam, or 600 on the
paper based exam will be required to sit for a St. John's
University sponsored English Language Proficiency Test.
Admitted students who score below 7 on the IELTS will also need to
sit for the ELP test. The ELP test is scheduled during the
International Student Orientation that takes place prior to the
start of each term. Depending on the results of the ELP test,
some students may need to take English courses to improve on their
general language and business communication skills. These
courses may be taken with your graduate business courses.
Your TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for only 2 years, and a new
score will have to be submitted if your existing score exceeds the
The TOEFL School Code
2799 – Manhattan Campus and Queens Campus
2845 - Staten Island Campus
0132 – Rome Campus
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Queens, NY 11439
Evaluative interviews are extended by invitation only at the
discretion of the Admission Committee. If an interview is
deemed necessary applicants will be contacted by the Graduate
Admission Office to schedule a convenient time to meet.
Students are welcome to make an appointment for an informational
interview with a member of the admission staff in order to learn
more about our programs and/or address any questions they may
What is the
The application fee for all graduate programs at the Tobin College
is $70. The application fee for online submission is $50.
I do not
have any full-time work experience. Am I eligible to apply to
On average, our accepted full-time students hold 2 years of
full-time work experience and our accepted part-time students hold
4 years of full-time work experience.
Although work experience is not a requirement for those wanting to
apply to our program, it does help to enhance the
application. We expect applicants that do not have full-time
work experience to at least have some part-time work or summer
internship experience. Significant volunteer work is also
I am still
an undergraduate student in my last year of study. Am I
eligible to apply?
If you are an undergraduate student in your last year of study, you
may apply to a TCB graduate program. You must provide a
transcript of all coursework to date, and all applications are
considered on a case-by-case basis. If you are accepted, you
must receive your undergraduate degree prior to enrolling at the
Tobin College. Your offer of acceptance will be contingent
upon receipt of your final transcript indicating that you have
completed all of your undergraduate degree requirements and that
your degree has been formally conferred by your undergraduate
I already have an MBA.
Will I be able to pursue a second MBA at The Tobin
The Tobin College will accept applications only from those
individuals who hold an MBA that was obtained from an institution
outside of the United States.
Applicants who already hold an MBA from an international
institution must clearly justify to the Admission Committee the
reason why they need to pursue additional study in business.
I have a 3-year
bachelor's degree. Am I eligible to apply?
There are several universities outside the United States that offer
a bachelor's degree upon the completion of 3 years of study. The
Tobin College, accepts applications only from those applicants that
hold the equivalent of a U.S. 4-year degree from a regionally
accredited college or university.
Should you submit an application and the Admission Committee
determines that your degree is not eligible, you will be advised
accordingly, and suggestions will be made for the steps that you
can take to meet our requirement.
What information should I
include on my resume?
Please provide a detailed business resume in reverse chronological
order. At minimum, be sure to include titles, dates of employment
and whether the position was held on a full-time or part-time
basis. Also include a summary of your educational history and any
activities, community service, awards and noteworthy
What are your
The Tobin College uses a rolling admission policy.
Applications are acted upon once they are complete. While the
College makes every attempt to advise candidates of missing
application items, the application process is self-managed, and it
is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials
reach the Graduate Admission Office in time for a decision to be
made for the upcoming term.
Our recommended deadlines are:
For Admission and Graduate Assistantship consideration to the
summer or fall term - May 1
For Admission and Graduate Assistantship consideration to the
spring term - November 1
Applicants to the MS in Enterprise Risk Management have a FINAL
deadline of June 1.
Applicants to the MS in Management of Risk Program and the MS in
Enterprise Risk Management are eligible for fall admission
Students applying from countries outside of the United States
are advised to apply well in advance of these deadlines, owing to
the longer timelines required to process credentials and make visa