This program provides concentrated training in taxation. The goals of the program are to prepare graduates for responsible positions in the area of taxation and ultimately for leadership in the marketplace. To accomplish these goals, students are provided with the advanced technical and research skills necessary to operate effectively as tax professionals and industry leaders. The program also gives students the necessary background to interpret new developments and remain in the vanguard of the profession. Students can complete the program on a full-time (one-year) or part-time basis by taking a carefully chosen sequence of 10 courses (30 credits) in cohort groups. Admission to the program is in the fall semester only. Applicants are not required to possess an accounting or general business background.

Courses are taught by members of the distinguished faculty of the Zicklin School of Business, experienced practitioners in the field of taxation, and Internal Revenue Service senior managers.

Candidates with an undergraduate degree in accounting and an MBA or MS in taxation may, with certain additional courses, be eligible for a reduction in the professional experience requirement satisfactory to the State Board of CPA Examiners. The program advisor can provide students with the necessary information.

Preliminary Course                      (3 credits)

Students with appropriate prior course work equivalent to ACC 9110 will be able to waive this preliminary requirement.

ACC 9110

Financial Accounting 3 credits


Courses in Specialization             (30 credits)


TAX 9863

Principles of Federal Income Taxation 3 credits

TAX 9866

Corporate Taxation I 3 credits

TAX 9867

Corporate Taxation II 3 credits

TAX 9868

Partnership Taxation 3 credits

TAX 9870

Estate, Trusts, and Planning 3 credits

TAX 9900

Tax Procedure and Professional Responsibility in Tax Practice 3 credits

Choose 12 credit hours from:

TAX 9869

International Taxation 3 credits

TAX 9871

Real Estate Taxation 2 credits

TAX 9873

Deferred Compensation 3 credits

TAX 9874

Consolidated Tax Returns 3 credits

TAX 9875

S Corporations 2 credits

TAX 9876

Estate Planning 2 credits

TAX 9877

State and Local Taxes 2 credits

TAX 9889

Current Problems in Taxation 3 credits

ACC 9872

Personal Financial Planning 3 credits