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Enroll in the Only Master of Taxation (MTax) Program in the Region -- Now with Two Program Options

The Master of Taxation (MTax) program is a 30-36 credit professional degree designed to provide intensive training for individuals planning to enter the tax field and for experienced accountants and attorneys. Students can enroll in MTax Direct or the classroom-based MTax program.

The College of Business Administration (CBA) School of Accountancy offers the only MTax program in the region. The program provides a framework of conceptual, technical, and professional knowledge that helps students develop the expertise needed to examine and understand many aspects of the tax structure. Through an integrated curriculum with emphasis on tax concepts, substantive knowledge of federal and state taxation, tax research, communication skills, and tax planning, students will develop an ability to identify and solve tax problems.

The Master of Taxation curriculum includes a set of foundation courses, which can be waived for those who have had recent study in the subject areas or for current, practicing CPAs, and required taxation courses.  Students who need to complete foundation courses should take them the summer prior to starting the MTax program.

Accelerated BS/Master of Taxation Program

The Accelerated BS Accounting/Master of Taxation program offers UA undergraduate accounting student at students the opportunity to complete both the BS Accounting (BSA) and Master of Taxation (MTax) degrees in 150 semester credit hours. Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for the CPA examination in the State of Ohio and many other states. In addition to a broad undergraduate degree in accounting, Accelerated BSA/MTax students develop substantive technical and professional knowledge needed to function as taxation specialists in the United States. Learn more about the BSA/MTax Program.

MTax Program Highlights

  • Complete the MTax degree in 21 months by attending classes one evening per week throughout most of the program, or in as little as 15 months in the online MTax Direct program. Classes start at 5:20 p.m. and end by 10:50 p.m.. An entrance exam (GMAT) is not required for practicing CPAs or for attorneys with at least two years of experience.
  • Curriculum includes 24 credits of required taxation courses and 6 credits of taxation electives.
  • Find out about the rest of the classroom-based MTax Program requirements.
  • Find out more about MTax Direct.

MTax Foundation Courses (6 credits)

For Students With Non-business Undergraduate Degrees - Summer Sessions

Students without an accounting or tax background should begin the program in the summer semester prior to starting the MTax program by enrolling in a financial accounting and basic tax course to gain the requisite background to be successful in the program. We recommend the summer before start of the program so you do not delay graduation. The following Foundation/Pre-Tax courses are offered at the CBA:

Foundation Courses 6 credits
6200:601 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
6200:627 Federal Taxation (3 credits)
Required Master of Taxation Courses 24 credits
6200:628 Tax Research (3 credits)
6200:631 Corporate Taxation (3 credits)
6200:641 Taxation of Partnerships (3 credits)
6200:642 Corporate Taxation II (3 credits)
6200:643 Tax Accounting (3 credits)
6200:648 Tax Policy and Ethics (3 credits)
6200:649 State and Local Taxation (3 credits)
6200:651 International Taxation (3 credits)
Electives 6 credits to be determined from the following:
6200:629 Tax Crimes and Forensics (3 credits)
6200:633 Estate and Gift Tax (3 credits)
6200:644 Income Taxation of Decedents Estates and Trusts (3 credits)
6200:645 Advanced Individual Taxations (3 credits)
6200:646 Consolidated Tax Returns (3 credits)
6200:647 Qualified Pensions and Profit-Sharing (3 credits)
6200:650 Estate Planning (3 credits)
6200:662 S Corp Taxation (3 credits)
6200:693 Selected Topics: Mergers and Acquisitions (3 credits)

Admission Requirements

  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT or MCAT or hold a CPA, CMA or CFP
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

International Student Applications

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing.  I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall. Proof of English Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.