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Master of Taxation Degree: Online Academics

The Master of Taxation degree program was designed to meet the demand for tax specialists in public accounting, private industry, and government. To this end, its objectives include rigorous development of

  1. Technical competence;
  2. An appreciation of tax policy;
  3. A conceptual understanding of taxation; and
  4. An awareness of the responsibilities of a tax professional in today’s society.

The courses of the M.TX. program may be used to satisfy education requirements of the CPA and other professional licenses.

This program is available in a fully-online version in which class lectures are broadcast via live interactive web video, viewable on PC’s, smart phones, and iPads. Visit our page for the Live Video Option for details.

Master of Taxation Course Requirements

Business Foundation Courses (4 courses / 12 credits):  These courses are to be taken only if the student has not completed equivalent undergraduate or graduate work with a “C” (2.0) or better.

  1. ACG6027 Financial Accounting Concepts:  This course is equivalent to Principles of Financial Accounting.
  2. ECO6008 Modern Economic Concepts/Theories:  This course is equivalent to one course of Macroeconomics and one course of Microeconomics.
  3. FIN6406 Financial Management:  This course is equivalent to Principles of Finance.
  4. MAR6055 Marketing Processes/Functions:  This course is equivalent to Principles of Marketing.

Accounting Foundation Course (1 course / 3 credits):  This course is to be taken only if the student has not completed undergraduate or graduate work with a “C” (2.0) or better.

  • ACG6137 Financial Reporting and Accounting Concepts:  This course is equivalent to two courses of Intermediate Financial Accounting (Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2).

Communication Course (1 course / 3 credits):

  • GEB6215 Graduate Business Communication Applications:  Students must take GEB6215 in their first semester in the program unless they are taking only foundation courses.

Core Tax Courses (5 courses / 15 credits):

  1. TAX6025 Concepts of Federal Income Tax
  2. TAX6065 Tax Research
  3. TAX6105 Corporate Taxation
  4. TAX6205 Partnership Taxation
  5. TAX6405 Estates & Trusts: Planning and Taxation

Taxation Electives (3 courses / 9 credits):  Select 3 courses / 9 credits of 6000-level TAX courses (excluding core courses listed above)

Program Elective (1 course / 3 credits):  Select 1 course / 3 credits from the following:

  1. A 6000-level TAX course (excluding core courses)
  2. Any 5000- or 6000-level accounting course (excluding foundation courses listed above)
  3. Any 6000-level business graduate course, (excluding foundation or core courses listed above)

Minimum Graduation Requirements (all Foundations waived):  30 credits of Communication, Core Courses, and Electives

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