Taxation / Accounting, Master of Science / Master of Business Administration

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus

Overview

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 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 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.

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Global Approach to Education

Combining service with experience in the world of micro-financing, students may participate 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.

Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.

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Additional Information

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's offers marketing students a wealth of academic resources including acclaimed faculty and the many advantages of the University's location in dynamic New York City — the financial capital of the world.

Students also benefit from St. John's dedicated New-York alumni network of business leaders, who are available to mentor and provide business contacts. Through this network and St. John's many strategic partnerships, students are able to capture for-credit internships at a cross-section of New York's leading businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations.

Marketing students enjoy the many outstanding opportunities for academic and professional growth offered through the Tobin College. For example, students compete in the annual National Student Advertising Campaign — a chance to create an integrated communications campaign and be judged by professionals in the field.

The Tobin College's 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 business education.

Students have access to the latest financial news and information with 14 DirecTV Channels including Bloomberg 353, CNBC 355, CNBC World 357 and the Fox News Channel. Multimedia classrooms include premium audio/visual features such as wireless connectivity, laptop connectors, ceiling projectors and wall-mounted LCD screens.

The Tobin College features innovative programs such as the Executive-in-Residence Program (EIRP), which draws on the University's extensive alumni network to provide both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to engage in practical business consulting with real-world business 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

Of course, accounting majors also benefit from the outstanding resources all St. John's students enjoy. For example, all new students receive their own laptop computers with access to the University's award-winning wireless network.

Facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D'Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls a Starbucks and full-service food court.

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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Success Story

Associate Professor in Accounting and Taxation
Accounting Professor Encourages Experiential Learning for Students