Master of Taxation Degree Program

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  • Course description
    Master of Taxation
    The overriding goal of the Master of Taxation degree program is to provide accounting education to a diverse group of students to help them become successful professionals in local, national, and global enterprises.  This goal will be accomplished by providing programs that aid them in developing technical, analytical, communication, interpersonal, and lifelong learning skills. 

    The Master of Taxation degree program has been designed in response to the demand for tax specialists in public accounting, private industry, and government.  To this end, the objectives of the program include the rigorous development of a) technical competence, b) an appreciation of tax policy, c) a conceptual understanding of taxation, and d) an awareness of the responsibilities of a tax professional in today’s society.  The courses of the MTX program may be used to satisfy education requirements in order to sit for professional examinations, such as the CPA.

    Tentative TAX courses offering schedule
    The Master of Taxation degree requires a total of 30 hours which can consist of 18 hours of required courses and 12 hours of tax electives. Students may be admitted to the Master of Taxation program with or without an undergraduate degree in accounting or business. However, students without an undergraduate degree in business or accounting are required to take foundation courses in addition to the thirty semester hours required for the degree.
    For students who lack foundation courses in business or accounting, additional courses may be required.  This is generally limited to students who enter the program without a business or accounting undergraduate degree.

    Required Courses (18 Credits)
    Graduate Business Communications Applications                             
    Concepts of Federal Income Tax                                                  
    Tax Research                                                                         
    Corporate Taxation                                                                   
    Partnership Taxation                                                             
    Estates and Trusts                                                              
    Program Electives (12 Credits)

    Select 12 credits from the following Taxation courses or from any other 6000-level Accounting (ACG); Finance (FIN) or Economics (ECO) courses approved by the Director of Graduate Programs in Accounting, appropriate to an individual program.

    Advance Corporate Taxation                                                       
    International Taxation                                                               
    Deferred Compensation                                                       
    Contemporary Tax Topics                                                       
    IRS Practice and Procedures                                                      
    Tax Policy                                                                           

    Foundation requirements for students without an undergraduate business degree
    Modern Economic Concepts/Theories                                            
    Financial Accounting Concepts                                                     
    Financial Management                                                                
    Marketing Functions/Processes                                                     

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