The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessQueens Campus, Online
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.
Applicants to The Tobin College of Business Graduate programs will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers for the 2022 and 2023 academic years. Applications with a GPA below 3.25 may be strengthened by submitting a GMAT/GRE score.
Students who earned their degree outside the United States must also submit a foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo scores.
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.
The MBA Structure is as follows:
8 Core Courses (24 credits)
1 Required Capstone Course (3 credits)
3 Concentration Field Courses (9 credits)
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.
Please see a list of our Accounting and Taxation faculty.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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
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
For additional information on the Master of Business Administration, please contact the faculty program director: