Master of Science in Accountancy

tax services track

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The Tax Services Track equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to confront the increasing complexity of tax laws and to meet the growing demand for highly trained tax professionals. This track provides an in-depth study of taxation issues in the context of today’s business environment while improving students’ problem-solving skills. The Tax Services Track is designed to prepare students for a variety of professional opportunities in the taxation area, including careers with public accounting firms, business enterprises, and governmental agencies. As a result of industry input, students choosing the Tax Services Track have the ability to complete 21 credit hours of tax related courses.

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Core Courses:
Financial Management or Financial Policy
Taxes and Business Strategy

Track Requirements:
Partnerships and Passive Activities

Tax Research
Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders

Accountancy Electives: (3 hours required)
Academic Research in Accounting
Accounting Fraud Examination
Advanced Assurance Services
Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements
Ethics in Accounting
Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions
Sustainability: Accounting & Reporting
Topics in Accounting Measurement and Disclosure

Tax Electives: (3 hours required)
Special Topics in Tax I: Personal Financial Planning

Special Topics in Tax II: Periods and Methods
Special Topics in Tax III: Tax Topics
Special Topics in Tax IV: State and Local Tax
Income Taxation International Individual

Graduate and Law Electives:
Advanced Writing for Accounting Professionals
Boardroom Insights
Business Intelligence
Commercialization Analytics
Conflict Management
Corporate Communication
Family Enterprise Strategy
Intercultural Communications
International Operations
Launching New Ventures
Management Speaking
Management Writing
Spreadsheet Decision Modeling
Strategic Business Technology
Strategic Decision Making
10 Years Hence

Additional credit hours to meet 30 credit hour minimum for graduation. Students may choose from any MSA elective course, including Accountancy elective or Tax elective courses listed above.