Taxation - MPAcc
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) in Taxation prepares graduate students for high-level careers in taxation, where economic decision-making depends on an in-depth knowledge of the tax code and its ramifications. The program offers broad training in the technical aspects and complexities of both corporate and personal taxation. Students develop strategic thinking skills and learn to use tax law to optimize tax planning and compliance. They also gain a thorough understanding of the underlying theory of taxation, as well as tax policy considerations. MPAcc students also work to develop their leadership and communications skills and the attitudes, ethics, and sense of personal and social responsibility that accompany their profession.
The 40 to 45 participants who enter this specialized taxation program every year typically have a baccalaureate degree in accounting or hold an MBA in accounting. Full time students with an accounting background will be able to complete the 48 credits of the taxation track in three academic quarters that run September through June. The length of time it will take a part-time student to complete this degree will depend upon how many courses are taken each quarter.