Louis R. Ruvolo, M.B.A., Director of Graduate Business Programs
Graduate Business Programs prepare candidates to manage people, assets, ideas, and technology for the rapidly changing global environment. Candidates leverage their prior educational experience and professional accomplishments to broaden their intellectual horizons, critical-thinking and interpersonal skills. Saint Peter’s University offers the following degree programs:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The MBA curriculum reflects a total of 48 credits:
Level I Core Courses (24 credits)
Level II Concentration (9-12 credits) and Electives (12-15)
Level III Capstone (3 credits)
Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
The MSA curriculum reflects a total of 30 credits:
Level I Core Courses (15 credits)
Level II Concentration (9-12 credits) and Electives (3-6 credits)
- Cyber Security
- Health Care Administration
- Human Resources Management
- International Business
- Risk Management
Dual Degrees MBA/MSA
The dual degrees MBA/MSA curriculum reflects a total of 63 credits:
Level I MBA Core Courses (24 credits)
Level II MSA Core (9 credits), MBA Concentration (9-12 credits), MSA Concentration (6 credits), Electives (9-12 credits)
Level III Capstone (3 credits)
All courses are offered on a trimester schedule (11 weeks: Fall/Winter/Spring) at the main campus in Jersey City and sites other than the JC campus. Selected courses within the program are periodically offered at all sites. The courses are offered primarily in the evening and in flexible formats: lecture, hybrid, online, and occasionally Saturdays to accommodate the needs of working adults.
In addition to Academic Policies outlined across all Graduate programs, all students must fulfill all matriculation requirements, course requirements and maintain a 3.0 cumulative average in the program.
All candidates for a degree will be assigned an advisor upon entrance into the program. Appointments with an advisor are available the Jersey City campus and may be arranged at other locations. Students are permitted to register for up to 9 credits in a term. Credits above this amount require approval from the Program Director.
A maximum of six (6) graduate credits of equivalent course work may be transferred from other accredited universities. A minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in such courses. Transfer credit is granted by petition to and approval by the program director. It is the student's responsibility to initiate the petition and justify the acceptance of the courses with a minimum of an official transcript and course course description. The program director will determine whether the courses are equivalent. Transfer credit is by permission only and not an obligation of the University.
Students are expected to enroll continuously until their program is completed. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Graduate Programs Academic Policy. The latter includes maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and accumulating sufficient credits within the stipulated time frame of five years. By federal regulation, F-1 International students must enroll as full-time students, so their time to completion will be considerably shorter.