Taxation Track

Taxes are inevitable.

That's good news if you're a tax accountant.

Individuals, small businesses, large corporations and even nonprofits require supportive resources and strategic services to comply with the complicated and ever-changing U.S. tax laws, creating a constant demand for tax professionals.

Are you ready for the next step in your accounting career?

  • Take courses in advanced tax, tax research and data analytics, and take a deep dive with tax planning for multi-jurisdictional entities, tax planning for the closely held business, corporate mergers and acquisitions, accounting for income taxes and advanced topics in partnership taxation.
  • Work on complex corporate, partnership and business owner tax returns within a CPA firm’s tax department, building on coursework in taxation of business entities and more advanced topics in corporate and partnership taxation courses.
  • Engage in tax planning and consulting for high-wealth clients and corporations, implementing concepts and techniques learned in coursework focused on closely held businesses and tax research.
  • Develop your expertise in international and multistate taxation and in corporate mergers and acquisitions, building on topics studied in multi-jurisdictional taxation and advanced C corporation courses.
  • Manage an audit team that provides assurance regarding the client’s financial statement tax provisions, using coursework covering advanced topics in income tax accounting.
  • Capitalize on your body of tax coursework and experience to advance to corporate tax director, on your way to chief financial officer and chief executive officer.

Taxation Track Curriculum

MGA 612LEC Taxation of Business Entities

An examination of the tax provisions governing C corporations, S corporations and partnerships throughout the business lifecycle, including transactions between the entity and the owner, conducted primarily through the study of tax law and case studies. Current and emerging tax policy issues will also be a key component of the course.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017
Pre-Requisite: MGA 611


MGA 614LEC Advanced Auditing

Advanced-level examination of external auditing issues and practice, with major emphasis on the analysis and evaluation of audit risk. Emphasis is on case analyses using internet-based cases and high risk real life audit cases, presented in an Advanced Auditing publication. The use of the casebook provides student with opportunities to develop a much richer understanding of the essential underlying issues involved in auditing, while developing critical thinking, communication and interpersonal relationship skills. Emerging issues in auditing are identified and analyzed using audit concepts learned in the introductory auditing course.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017
Pre-Requisite: MGA 613


MGA 623LEC Introduction to Professional Tax Research

The objective of this course is to develop a working knowledge of the basics of federal income tax research. The course will examine the major sources of federal income tax authority and their application and hierarchy; develop familiarity with major professional tax research tools; apply critical thinking and ethical standards in researching, analyzing and reaching conclusions regarding tax scenarios; and expand professional communication skills.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGA 624LEC Research in Accounting & Auditing Standards

The objective of this course is to develop students' skills in performing and communicating accounting and auditing research. To achieve this objective, students will: 1) Learn to apply a step-by-step research process to open-ended accounting and auditing problems; 2) Become familiar with the research databases applicable to different research environments (corporate, governmental, auditing, and international); 3) Become proficient using key research databases, particularly the FASB Codification, eIFRS, and GARS Online (from the GASB); and 4) Improve oral and written communication skills through discussions of accounting issues and written analysis of accounting problems.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Track Courses:

MGA 652LEC Tax Planning for Multijurisdictional Entities

This course introduces the tax issues involved when corporations operate in multiple jurisdiction addressing topics relating to both multistate and international taxation.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


  • MGX XXX Business Elective

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