M.S.T. Career Outlook

The Master of Science in Taxation from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business enables graduates to meet the demand for advanced tax specialists in public accounting and for corporate managers in the tax area.

The program is designed to prepare students for tax positions in settings that include accounting and tax firms, state or federal government entities, and public or private corporations. The degree also positions students with previous experience in taxation for advancement into leadership positions in the tax industry.

Students will graduate ready to succeed in taxation careers that will continue to post strong job growth as organizations continue to need savvy professionals with the ability to help them navigate complex and fast-changing tax codes and regulations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for accountants and auditors will grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average profession. This growth will result in an estimated 142,400 new jobs in the field.

Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. This expected growth will result in the addition of about 632,400 new jobs.

The M.S. in Taxation will prepare you for job titles that include:

  • Auditor
  • Financial advisor
  • Tax attorney
  • Public accountant
  • Tax technician
  • Tax associate
  • Tax manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Tax accountant
  • Tax consultant
  • Tax adviser
  • Financial analyst

The M.S. in Taxation makes you employable in a variety of dynamic, high-paying roles. Below are a few representative positions listed with their median salaries:

Job Title Median Salary*
Partner, Accounting Tax Firm $149,555
Senior Tax Manager $128,819
Chief Financial Officer $126,753**
International Tax Manager $113,752
Tax Manager $93,146
Senior Tax Accountant $69,514
Senior Accountant $64,326

In addition to building valuable skills, an M.S.T. degree from St. John’s also gives you access to a wide range of career services resources and links to industry and professional groups. We also have an extensive, supportive alumni network that is well-represented in the "Big Four" accounting firms and other top employers. Our alumni from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business have an outstanding track record of success. Just a few of the top employers that have hired our graduates include:

  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Protiviti – A Robert Half Company
  • McGladrey
  • BDO
  • Grant Thornton

Advance your career with an M.S.T. degree from St. John’s University. Contact us at 844-393-1677 or Request More Information today!

*all figures from PayScale.com, all except Chief Financial Officer accessed at http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Master_of_Taxation_(MTax)/Salary on 3/6/17

**accessed at http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_Financial_Officer_(CFO)/Salary on 3/6/17