The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessQueens Campus, Staten Island Campus, Manhattan Campus
The goal of the 57-credit MBA in Accounting is to supplement the Tobin M.B.A. with a level of technical competence that permits entry into the profession of public accountancy or to enter corporate management in the accounting area. The Tobin M.B.A. curriculum gives the student a deeper understanding of management problems and the business firm’s position in the economic structure of society. The Peter J. Tobin College of Business was one of the first colleges in the region to gain specialized accreditation by AACSB International for its accountancy program.
The course of study for Certified Public Accountants is governed by New York State laws and regulations issued by the New York State Education Department. In addition to stipulating the number of credits in accounting (33), the State Education Department requires candidates to have sufficient credits in general business (36). The accounting program presented below specifies the courses which the C.P.A. candidate must take to meet the standards for New York State certification. Therefore, students interested in obtaining the C.P.A. license should consult with an accounting advisor to have a course of study arranged which meets the standards for New York State certification.
Students who have majored at the undergraduate level in fields other than accounting may be required to take certain core courses in accounting and/or other fields of business specialization. Such students should consult their accounting advisor for an approved course of study.
Please see a list of our Accounting and Taxation faculty.
All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Office of Graduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree provides the student with broad business knowledge and prepares them for cross-functional decision-making. The curriculum gives the student a deeper understanding of management problems and the business firm’s position in the economic structure of society. The goal of the public accounting concentration is to supplement the M.B.A with a level of technical competence that enables the student to enter and advance in the profession of public accounting.
The program will prepare graduates to:
Demonstrate the ability to apply the competencies of the discipline
Apply business knowledge and skills effectively in a variety of settings
Demonstrate the ability to make strategic, integrative decisions
Demonstrate an understanding of professional responsibility, ethical obligations, and social awareness
Demonstrate competency in the global aspects of business