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Taxation, Master in Business Administration

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 Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Taxation (M.B.A. – Taxation) provides the student with a broad business knowledge and prepares him or her for cross-functional decision-making. The 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. Offered on campus and online, the goal of the taxation specialization is to provide the student with an opportunity to focus in the technical area of taxation so that he or she will be able to enter and advance in the profession of public accounting as a tax specialist or in corporate management in the tax area. Accounting and business decisions must be evaluated in terms of possible tax implications and consequences. The M.B.A. – Taxation program will not qualify a student to sit for the CPA examination in the State of New York.

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Program Location
  • Queens Campus
  • Online
Required Credit Hours

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. 

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Accounting and Taxation faculty.

MBA Courses

The MBA curriculum is designed to allow for innovative approaches to in-class learning and expands on the development of a real-world skill-set that students can apply immediately to their emerging careers.

8 Core Courses (24 credits)

  • ACC 602: Global Financial and Managerial Reporting
  • BUA 602: Business Analytics
  • ECO 606: Industrial Economics
  • FIN 607: Financial Management
  • LAW 600: Law, Ethics and the Principled Path in Business
  • MGT 601: Managing for Global Success
  • MKT 600: Decisions in Marketing Management
  • RMI 601: Risk Management

1 Required Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • MGT 700: Seminar in Business Policy

3 Concentration Field Courses (9 credits)

Selective three graduate Taxation courses other than TAX 601 Tax Concepts and Strategies and TAX 635 Business Tax Planning

Maximum Courses & Credits: 12 Courses, 36 Credits (57 credits for the MBA in Accounting program)

Estimated Time to Complete: 3 Years for part-time; 3 semesters for full-time

All students must have, as a minimum academic credential, the equivalent of a United States' bachelor's degree and demonstrated competency in pre-calculus mathematics and basic computer use. Students are evaluated based on their undergraduate academic performance, score on the GMAT, professional accomplishments, letters of recommendation, statements of professional goals and other materials that the candidate may wish to share with the Admissions Committee.

Online Learning

Earn Your Degree Online
Pursue your St. John’s M.B.A. degree entirely on your computer. Our fully accredited Online Learning programs uphold the same high- quality academic standards that students experience on campus while allowing the convenience of taking courses electronically. Professors deliver lectures and post assignments via Blackboard, our electronic course management system. Students use it to attend virtual classes, share documents, take exams, and exchange ideas with faculty and classmates.

A Full Academic Experience
You also enjoy the outstanding resources available to all St. John’s students, including:

  • Eligibility for scholarships and financial aid
  • Tuition and fees identical to those for on-campus courses
  • Access to library collections, career services, mentoring, and other academic resources

Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about the St. John’s online M.B.A. program.

Is this online degree equivalent to the on-campus M.B.A. offered by St. John’s?

Yes. It covers the same curriculum and is taught by the same instructors, only in a fully online format.

What are the admission requirements for this program?

Your acceptance will be based on the following:

  • Baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree
  • Preferred GPA of 3.25
  • GMAT/GRE (waivers are available):
    • Official Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT) scores, taken within the last five years – minimum of 550 or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores – minimum of 310 (conditional acceptance available on a case by case basis if minimum GPA requirements are not fulfilled).
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • International applicants:
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English.
    • Students with international credits must submit a course-by-course credit evaluation with GPA calculation by a NACES member.

How long will the program take to complete?

Although the online M.B.A. may be completed in as little as 18 months, most part-time students finish in three years.

Is there a campus residency requirement?

No. The degree is fully online, with no residency requirement. 

Required On-Site Workshop: Tobin Graduate Intensive Foundations (TGIF) is a 3-day workshop for new graduate students that aims to standardize the basic fundamentals and quantitative analytical skills of business studies. In addition, incoming students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and interact with their peers throughout the event. All entering online M.B.A. students must attend this on-site workshop.

What is the cost of tuition for the program?

Program tuition for the current academic year is $1,280 per credit hour.

Learn more about tuition and fees by visiting our Tuition page.

Is the program accredited?

Yes. St. John’s University’s online M.B.A. program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

What will I learn in the program?

You will learn to:

  • Acquire a global business perspective

  • Apply business knowledge and skills effectively

  • Appreciate professional and ethical responsibilities as a leader

  • Make strategic, integrative decisions.

What electives are available to students who choose the Interdisciplinary Business concentration?

Students selecting the Interdisciplinary Business concentration will have the opportunity to choose from electives across multiple business disciplines, including courses in Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Information Systems, Enterprise Risk Management, Executive Management, Finance, International Business, Investment Management, Marketing Management, Risk Management and Insurance, and Taxation. (Subject to availability.)

What differentiates this program from others?

The St. John’s online M.B.A. program stands apart in its:

  • Focus on case studies, real-world projects, and global perspectives
  • Distinguished full-time faculty who consult with international businesses, appear in business news media, and have extensive industry experience and connections
  • Options to choose a concentration in either Risk Management and Insurance or Taxation
  • Short time to completion of 18 months

Are there set times to attend my classes?

No. You will have specific assignment deadlines and test dates, but you can complete your online coursework at times that are convenient for you.

How do I begin the application process?

You can start your application online or visit the Admission page for a list of the materials you will need to submit for application.


Application Requirements

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:

  • Statement of professional goals and resume which can be uploaded as part of the  application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools attended. 
  • Two letters of recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English.
  • Students with international credits must also submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation with GPA calculation from a NACES member.
  • 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.  

For additional information, please contact:
Office of Graduate Admission
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
8000 Utopia Parkway
Suite 114
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

Career Outcomes

The program will prepare graduates to:

Demonstrate the ability to apply the competencies of the discipline

  • Identify and measure measuring the tax consequences of actions taken by individuals, partnerships and corporations
  • Analyze and summarize tax data for decision making
  • Communicate and report tax findings
  • Research technical tax issues
  • Utilize and leverage technology in tax research and preparation.
  • Recognize appropriate professional behavior

Apply business knowledge and skills effectively in a variety of settings

  • Link data, knowledge, and insight from various disciplines to provide information to solve problems and make decisions, demonstrating insight, good judgment, innovation and creativity
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral (including listening) communications skills, and presentation skills targeting internal audiences (e.g. top management, functional managers, and direct report employees)

Demonstrate the ability to make strategic, integrative decisions

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts/principles of core business disciplines and an ability to integrate and apply knowledge that runs across a variety of core business disciplines
  • Formulate managerial and strategic business decisions for a rapidly globalizing business environment
  • Demonstrate development of personal and team-level decision skills, i.e., to secure team participation and “buy-in” for a range of business issues, policies, and strategic decision making activities

Demonstrate an understanding of professional responsibility, ethical obligations, and social awareness

  • Identify the nature, range and scope of ethical considerations and legal ramifications of a business decision and propose a course of action for individuals and firms
  • Describe and give examples of the strategic and managerial challenges of not-for-profit community based organizations, and other charitable service organizations

Demonstrate competency in the global aspects of business

  • Identify local, national and global current events and understand their impact on society and business

Contact Us

For additional information on the Master of Business Administration, please contact the faculty program director:

K. Matthew M. Wong, Ph.D.


Bent Hall Queens Room 345


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