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:
- How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
- What do you consider the applicant’s strengths?
- In which areas could the applicant exhibit additional growth or improvement?
- 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
- 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 www.saintpeters.edu 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 www.saintpeters.edu.
Graduate Business Course Titles
|AC-520||Financial Accounting and Reporting||3|
|AC-530||International Financial Reporting Standards||3|
|AC-541||Internal Controls and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance||3|
|AC-543||Forensic Accounting and Internal Auditing||3|
|AC-553||Corporate and Partnership Taxation||3|
|AC-555||U. S. Taxation||3|
|AC-570||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|GB-503||Statistics for Managers||3|
|GB-511||Management and Human Behavior||3|
|GB-623||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||3|
|GB-624||Technology for Managers||3|
|GB-627||Culture in International Business||3|
|GB-633||Executive in Residence Seminar||3|
|GB-634||Executive Seminar: Business Strategy II||3|
|Management Information Systems Courses|
|GB-510||Computer-Based Information Systems||3|
|GB-663||Database and Knowledge Management Systems||3|
|GB-665||Analysis and Development of Information Systems||3|
|GB-626||Business Systems Interruption||3|
|Risk Management Courses|
|GB-626||Business Systems Interruption||3|
|GB-629||Enterprise Risk Management||3|
|GB-630||Strategic Risk Management||3|
|GB-631||Risk Management and Insurance||3|
|GB-635||Statistical Aspects Risk Management||3|
|GB-699||Capstone in Corporate Strategy||3|