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Specialized M.S. Programs

Tobin offers several Master of Science (M.S.) programs that range from 30 to 33 credits. The Tobin M.S. programs use experiential and innovative techniques, as well as discussions, applications, case studies, and real-world projects to transcend the normal classroom experience, while giving students a global perspective and connecting them with alumni and corporate executives.

Students may select their M.S. program in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Enterprise Risk Management, Finance, Risk and Financial Advisory,  Risk Management and Insurance Analytics, and Taxation.


Accounting. This 33-credit program fulfills all of the accounting education requirements to sit for the uniform CPA examination and fulfills the education requirements to be licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) in the State of New York.   The curriculum is designed to help professionals understand the function of accounting within their organizations and in the global marketplace and to relate sophisticated theoretical concepts to practical applications.

Actuarial Science. This 30-credit program provides career preparation to students seeking to become actuaries.  Actuaries use their quantitative skills to place a price on risk.  Pricing risk allows insurance companies to provide coverage against loss events, and allows governments to successfully provide social welfare programs and protection against catastrophic risks. The curriculum is designed to enhance critical and analytical thinking, as well as pass professional examinations.

Enterprise Risk Management. This 30-credit program recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of business activity and adopts an enterprise-wide approach to managing the myriad of risks an organization faces. The curriculum reinforces the need for risk to be managed at the strategic, financial, reputational and operational levels of the organization, with well-prepared managers who can guide and build an enterprise risk management process.

Finance. This 30-credit program provides students with the expertise to make effective financial analysis and investment decisions and to gain the knowledge and skills for financial analysis and tackling investment problems. The curriculum is designed to cover the body of knowledge to become Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs), and to provide a rigorous academic and applied content for careers in portfolio management.

Risk and Financial Advisory. This 30-credit program prepares students who have career interests in internal auditing, information systems’ audit and control, forensic accounting and fraud examination, compliance auditing, litigation support, risk assessment and control, enterprise risk management, controllership, and mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations. 

Risk Management and Insurance Analytics. This 30-credit program focuses on insurance as a tool of risk management.  The curriculum is designed to enable graduates to finance corporate risk, within the realities of the firm’s environment, in a way that preserves/enhances firm value.

Taxation. This 31-credit program provides a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, judicial decisions and Treasury rulings. The tax curriculum focuses on the technical area of taxation so that graduates are able to enter and advance their careers as tax specialists in the profession of public accounting or to enter corporate management in the tax area.

Fast Track Master of Science

The Tobin Fast Track Master of Science (FT-M.S.) provides an economic and competitive advantage to St. John’s undergraduate students and their parents by reducing the financial burden of earning any Tobin M.S. degree.  Students have the opportunity to complete their degree earlier by taking up to four graduate classes in their senior year and completing the remaining graduate courses in their fifth year. (Note: Students in the M.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Taxation must complete more than two graduate courses in their fourth year as the programs require 33 and 31 credits, respectively).

Applications for the FT-M.S. should be completed by the end of the students’ third year of study.  Applicants must demonstrate their ability to succeed in the FT- M.S. by meeting the same entrance requirements as for all Tobin graduate programs:  an overall 3.25 Grade Point Average (GPA) in their undergraduate courses. Applicants can contact the Office of Graduate Admission at [email protected] or 718-990-1345 with questions.