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Accounting, Bachelor of Science

121-127 Credits
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus


Many of the most successful accounting professionals at such well-known firms as Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young are St. John’s graduates. You can start on your path to joining them by enrolling in the widely respected Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Accounting at St. John's.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, graduates with accounting degrees have the best opportunity for jobs in today’s competitive marketplace. Through St. John’s 126-credit program, you’ll gain the academic credentials and practical experience necessary for success in this expanding field.

The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Accounting is offered by The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's. The Tobin College is fully accredited by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 20 percent of collegiate business schools in the U.S. and Canada have attained this accreditation. Accounting students at St. John's gain expertise in the principles and applications of accounting, readying them for exciting careers in public and private practice.

Students are encouraged to participate in organizations specific to their business area of interest.

Institute of Internal Auditors Student Chapter (IIA)
The purpose of the IIA Student Chapter is to develop student leadership skills, to raise awareness on campus about the internal audit profession, educate members about the roles and opportunities available in the profession, and to connect students with internal audit professionals. This Student Chapter is affiliated with the New York Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

ISACA Student Group
The purpose of the ISACA Student Group is to develop student leadership skills, to raise awareness on campus about the information systems auditing profession, educate members about the roles and opportunities available in the profession, and to connect students with information systems professionals. This Student Group is affiliated with the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter.

We invite you to learn more about our Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Accounting by exploring our program requirements, objectives, academic resources and faculty.

Department Faculty

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For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus

Admission Office -  Staten Island campus



With a B.S. Degree Program in Accounting, students are prepared for rewarding careers in accounting by being able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of broad business competencies, including the financial reporting process and how accounting systems control business operations.
  • Identify the use of statistical techniques to analyze business data and discern relationships.
  • Describe the importance of economic analysis on the global and national economy.
  • Recognize market needs and develop new markets.
  • Determine the nature of business related issues, analyze available statistical data and decide upon the best principles and techniques to create solutions.
  • Apply business knowledge, skills, and values effectively in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional responsibility, ethical obligations and social awareness.
  • Exemplify the Vincentian value of service through service-learning and experiential learning projects or involvement in community service.

Global Approach to Education

Students can serve those in need while learning about the world of micro-financing by participating in GLOBE. This student-managed academic program works with the University's strategic partners to provide loans for aspiring entrepreneurs who would otherwise be unable to secure loans.

Exciting study abroad programs give students in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business the chance to experience the rich history, culture and perspectives of others around the world while gaining a competitive edge before embarking on careers in today’s global society.

Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students also make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.

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Along with outstanding courses and renowned professors, accounting students in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's benefit from world-class academic and technological resources.

The Financial Information Lab boasts state-of-the-art learning tools including 29 computer workstations. Each computer offers the latest FactSet financial software. The lab provides access to Bloomberg systems as well as news, stock market information and financial data to enrich every student’s understanding of the business world.

Drawing on St. John's extensive contacts in New York City's business sector, the Executive-in-Residence Program (EIRP) is a unique feature of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. Guided by leading executives who serve as teachers and mentors, students engage in real-world consulting for actual businesses and non-profit organizations.

The Undergraduate Student-Managed Investment Fund is a highly selective program that gives students hands-on experience with managing a substantial portfolio.

Students gain an academic and professional edge by joining any one of St. John's more than 180 student clubs and organizations. Business-related clubs in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business include the following:

  • Accounting Society
  • APICS, The Educational Society for Resource Management
  • Advertising Club
  • Economics and Finance Society
  • Marketing Club
  • National Association of Black Accountants 

The Tobin College also offers membership in the following honor societies:

  • Beta Alpha Psi: The national scholastic honor society in accounting
  • Beta Gamma Sigma: The Iota Chapter of this honor society for colleges of business administration
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon:  The Theta Chapter of this national honor society in economics
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon: The Sigma Chapter of the national honor society in management


In addition to the B.S. in Accounting, the Department also allows students to enhance their degree by choosing one of the following dual major options:

Accounting and Finance
Students explore how the principles of finance apply to corporate financial management by analyzing a company’s financial health, its effect on the valuation and selection of securities and on the return on its investments. You will also study the influence of the financial services system on economic activity.

Accounting and Management Information Systems
Students gain an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of designing, developing and managing computer-enhanced information systems in businesses and other organizations.