What must I include with my application
to be considered for admission to the MBA program at St.
- Provide all official college/university records including
- Submit official GMAT scores.
- Provide 2 letters of recommendation in English.
- Submit a statement of professional goals.
- Submit a résumé
- Online application: $50 (U.S.)
Am I required to take the GMAT in order
to apply to your program?
The Graduate Management Admission Test (G.M.A.T.) is required of
all applicants to our graduate degree programs. For more
information on the GMAT exam, you may visit www.mba.com.
Your GMAT results are valid for a maximum of 5 years from the
original test date. You must submit a current GMAT score if your
existing score is older than 5 years. Once you complete your exam,
you may forward a copy of your score report to our office for a
What is the average GPA of accepted
The current average GPA of our accepted students is 3.2 on a 4.0
The Admission Committee, however, will not make a decision
exclusively on the GPA, and will take all aspects of the
application into consideration. When evaluating the GPA, the
Admission Committee will also assess the program of study
completed. We are also very sensitive to the different
grading standards maintained worldwide.
What information should I include on my
Please provide a detailed business résumé 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, awards and noteworthy achievements.
Will I be at a disadvantage if I do not
have an undergraduate degree in business?
The Tobin College wants to admit a class that represents various
backgrounds and experiences, as we believe that such diversity
helps to enhance the learning experience of all of our students. We
therefore encourage applications from students of all undergraduate
Approximately 37% of our accepted students do not have a formal
academic background in business. In order to be sufficiently
prepared for their advanced level business courses, these students
may be required to complete several core courses, in order to
develop a solid knowledge base in the functional areas of business
to which they may not have been previously exposed.
I do not have any full-time work
experience. Am I eligible to apply to the program?
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 considered favorably.
Are interviews required?
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
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 institution.
What is the M.B.A. tuition
For the 2012-2013 academic year, the tuition rate is $1,060 per
How many credits will I need to complete
The MBA program ranges from 36-54 credit hours for completion. The
Tobin College uses a waiver policy and will allow students to waive
out of up to 18 credits of core level courses at the start of their
program of study. As a result, the number of credits required will
vary according to each individual.
How long will it take for me to complete
All students are given a maximum of 5 years in which to complete
the program. The majority of our full-time students complete the
degree in 12 - 18 months (depending upon core course waivers), and
our part-time students in 30 months.
How do I apply for a scholarship /
First, an applicant must fill out the Scholarship / Graduate
Assistantship Application included in the Tobin College of Business
application. Candidates for scholarships / assistantships must be
applicants for full-time graduate study. The student may not work a
full-time job while serving as a Graduate Assistant.
Are classes in Rome taught in
Yes. All classes are taught in English. The majority of our
professors are from our NY campuses.
Can the entire MBA program be completed in Rome?
Yes, the entire program can be completed at our Rome campus.
However, a student may choose to complete part of the program in
Rome and part in New York.