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.
Applicants to The Tobin College of Business Graduate programs will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers. Applications with a GPA below 3.25 may be strengthened by submitting a GMAT/GRE score.
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:
For additional information, please contact:Office of Graduate Admission
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
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
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The minor in accounting information systems is an introduction to the foundational skills and competencies necessary for success in such advisory services as compliance audit, fraud examination, information technology audit, and internal audit.
The minor in accounting provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to help businesses measure financial results, improve business processes, and comply with the Internal Revenue Code.
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.
This dual degree program is designed to meet the New York State education requirements for licensure as a certified public accountant, as well as providing a broad business background, to supplement the J.D. degree.
The Department of Accountancy, in conjunction with St. John’s School of Law, offers a special dual degree program leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Master of Science in Accounting. This licensure-qualifying program prepares students for careers in areas of law and accounting that require both a legal expertise and the competencies of the accounting profession.
The program consists of 33 credit hours of accounting, auditing, and taxation courses.
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.
The advanced certificate program will sharpen your skills in evaluating potential projects and develop investment strategies in order to make value-enhancing decisions in your organization.
The Advanced Certificate in Internal and Information Technology Audit is a 15-credit, graduate program designed to develop foundational skills in the critical functions necessary for success in such advisory services as: internal audit, information technology audit, fraud examination, and compliance audit.
This is a Five-Year Baccalaureate/Master's Dual Degree Program offered at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business.
The minor in finance provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for success in finance by enabling you to sharpen your skills in evaluating potential projects and developing investment strategies to make value-enhancing decisions in your organization.
The undergraduate degree program in finance is designed to prepare students for careers in the fast-paced ever-changing world of business.
Prepare for leadership positions in banks, securities and other financial services companies as well as with government and not-for-profit agencies with an M.B.A. concentrating on Finance.
The program, offered on our state-of-the art campus and consisting of 30 credits, is designed to be completed in 18 months (three semesters).
Focus on the application of programming, business analytics, data science, strategy and risk in financial services with an M.B.A concentrating on FinTech from St. John's University.
The minor in FinTech is designed to provide a foundation in the technologies, techniques, and tools employed in one of the fastest-growing areas of finance.
Learn how to assist clients in managing strategic, financial, operational, technological, compliance, and reputational risk with an M.B.A. concentrating on Risk and Financial Advisory from St. John’s University.
The Master of Science (MS) in Risk and Financial Advisory prepares students who have career interests in internal audit, information technology audit, and business consulting and advisory.
Gain a deeper understanding of management problems and the business firm’s position in the economic structure of society with an M.B.A concentrating on Taxation from St. John’s University.
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business has worked with some of the premier specialists in the field to develop an innovative graduate degree program resulting in a Master of Science in Taxation (M.S.T.).
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