Admission Requirements

Graduate Business

Applicants seeking admission must have an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or hold an equivalent degree from an institution of higher education outside of the United States. Students in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree may be awarded admission to a program, with their enrollment contingent upon the successful completion of their degree.

All applicants must submit application forms and official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education. In addition, a personal statement (outlined below), two letters of recommendation (outlined below) and current resume are required.

The personal statement is 500+ words that addresses the experiences that have led you to pursue a master's degree at this point in your life and what you see yourself doing professionally upon completion of your master's degree. 

Recommendation letters should comment on the following areas:

  1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
  2. What do you consider the applicant’s strengths?
  3. In which areas could the applicant exhibit additional growth or improvement?
  4. How would you describe the applicant’s interpersonal skills?

Applicants holding academic degrees from institutions outside of the United States must provide an official international academic credential evaluation with a course-by-course analysis prepared by World Education Services (WES), the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or another agency acceptable to the University. In addition, international applicants are required to provide proof of English language proficiency by providing TOEFL or ILETS score reports or other documentation acceptable to the University. The current minimum score required on the TOEFL is a 79 on the computer-based exam, and a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS. The Saint Peter's University International Statement of Financial Support including proof of funding must also be submitted along with a copy of a valid passport page.

Note: Applicants for the MSA degree with undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than Accountancy are required to successfully complete the following undergraduate pre-requisites courses with a grade of C or higher prior to being admitted to the program:

  • Principles of Accounting I and II
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • One of the following upper level courses: Cost Accounting, Taxation, or Advance Accounting Theory

Recommended (but not required): Statistics (if needed for State requirements/CPA Exam)

Evaluation of Applications

Admission is based primarily on the evidence an applicant has provided exemplifying the preparation necessary for the successful pursuit of graduate studies. This evidence consists primarily, but not exclusively, in the applicant's prior academic work as well as their professional goals and accomplishments. The Program may request an interview as part of the admission process. Applicants will be promptly notified of their admission decision, once a complete application is received by the University.

Ways to Apply

Complete the Online Graduate Admissions Application at or download a copy and mail it to:

Saint Peter's University
Attn: Graduate and Professional Studies Admission
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Please feel free to call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Admission at (201) 761-6470 with any questions.

Graduate Business Registration

Graduate business degree candidates can register for classes with the Graduate Business Programs Office or access SPIRIT Online at

Graduate Business Course Titles

Accounting Courses
AC-501Managerial Accounting3
AC-520Financial Accounting and Reporting3
AC-530International Financial Reporting Standards3
AC-541Internal Controls and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance3
AC-543Forensic Accounting and Internal Auditing3
AC-553Corporate and Partnership Taxation3
AC-554International Taxation3
AC-555U. S. Taxation3
Economics/Finance Courses
AC-570Financial Statement Analysis3
GB-530Corporate Finance3
GB-535International Finance3
GB-565Derivative Markets3
GB-570Investment Analysis3
GB-622Management Economics3
Management Courses
GB-503Statistics for Managers3
GB-511Management and Human Behavior3
GB-517Business Ethics3
GB-621Human Resources3
GB-623Entrepreneurship and Innovation3
GB-624Technology for Managers3
GB-625International Business3
GB-627Culture in International Business3
GB-633Executive in Residence Seminar3
GB-634Executive Seminar: Business Strategy II3
Marketing Courses
GB-513Marketing Management3
GB-555Personal Branding3
GB-641Marketing Strategy3
GB-643International Marketing3
GB-644Internet Marketing3
GB-645Marketing Research3
GB-647Global Logistics3
Management Information Systems Courses
GB-510Computer-Based Information Systems3
GB-661E-Commerce Technology3
GB-663Database and Knowledge Management Systems3
GB-665Analysis and Development of Information Systems3
GB-667Disaster Recovery3
GB-626Business Systems Interruption3
Risk Management Courses
GB-626Business Systems Interruption3
GB-629Enterprise Risk Management3
GB-630Strategic Risk Management3
GB-631Risk Management and Insurance3
GB-635Statistical Aspects Risk Management3
Capstone Course
GB-699Capstone in Corporate Strategy3