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Accounting, Bachelor of Science

Graduates of the accounting program in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University enjoy an admirable track record of success. Leading executives at many Fortune 500 companies have earned their degrees here.

Accountants offer the knowledge and perspective to help businesses measure financial results, improve business processes, and comply with the Internal Revenue Code. Accounting professionals provide the investing public assurance on the fair presentation of financial information and on the soundness of companies’ internal systems and processes; serve as consultants on the design and implementation of the most effective and efficient financial and operating systems; and provide insights on business transactions to help minimize tax consequences.

The 120-credit bachelor’s program in accounting provides the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to prepare you for virtually any role in this increasingly challenging and exciting profession.

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11.4 % growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 7% increase in the demand for accountants and auditors between the years of 2020 to 2030. They also project an average of 135,000 job openings for these positions each year, making this a high-demand job.

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To earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, students complete 120 credits, including core and major-sequence courses, as outlined below. Students have their choice of electives. 

  • PHI      1000C, 2220C, 3000C          
  • ECO     1301, 1302
  • ECO     Elective
  • DNY     1000C
  • HIS      1000C
  • Language/Culture      
  • SPE      1000C
  • ENG     1000C
  • ENG     1100C
  • English Elective
  • MTH     1320
  • SCI      1000C
  • THE     1000C
  • THE     2200 – 2800 (Choose 1)
  • THE     3305
  • ACC 2370
  • BUA 2334
  • FIN 3310
  • General Electives  (6 credit hours)
  • LAW 1310
  • MGT 2301
  • MGT 3325
  • MGT 4329
  • MKT 2301
  • RMI 1301
  • TECH ELEC* 3
  • Note: Business Core may vary if pursuing a  FastTrack program

Required Courses

  • ACC 3372 Intermediate Accounting II                                                                                          
  • ACC 3373 Intermediate Accounting III                                                                          
  • ACC 4345 Cost Accounting                                                                                           
  • AIS 3355 Accounting Information Systems II                                                           
  • TAX 3361 Federal Income Taxation: Individuals                                                     
  • AIS 4347 Principles of Auditing                                                                                    
  • Accounting Elective

Fast-Track programs are cost-efficient and time-saving ways to provide students the opportunity to advance to a master’s degree from their B.S. in Accounting.  Students who select a fast-track into an advanced degree must complete an online application and must meet the admission standards for that graduate program. Students should seek early program guidance from their adviser in anticipation of applying to a Fast-Track Program. Available Fast Track programs for Accounting major are:

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Yugi Paul ’17TCB, ’18MS credits St. John’s for his successful career path.

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Yugi Paul ’17TCB, ’18MS

Anyone who has been affiliated with The Peter J. Tobin College of Business for the past few years may find it strange that Yougnand Paul ’17TCB, ’18MS is no longer around.

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

Admission Office–Queens Campus
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