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.

Fall Semester

Core Courses

  • MGA 612 Taxation of Business Entities
  • MGA 614 Advanced Auditing
  • MGA 623 Introduction to Professional Tax Research (1.5 credits)
  • MGA 624 Research in Accounting and Auditing Standards (1.5 credits)

Track Course

  • MGA 652 Tax Planning for Multi-Jurisdictional Entities
  • Business elective

Spring Semester

Core Courses

  • MGA 654 Advanced Topics in ASC 740 and IRC Subchapter K
  • MGA 621 Data Analytics for Accountants
  • Business elective or internship

Track Course

  • MGA 651 Tax Planning for the Closely Held Business
  • MGA 653 Advanced Topics in Corporate Taxation

Note: Not all electives are offered every semester.