The MS in Taxation program from California State University Northridge is a demanding, competitive and rigorous course of study that develops an understanding of the tax practice. It focuses on building research, communication, compliance and critical-thinking skills that are vital to becoming a successful tax practitioner in public, private, government and not-for-profit organizations.
Having completed an accounting or finance related degree you would provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. You can work as an Accountant (General),Management or Cost Accountant,Taxation Accountant, Agent or Consultant, finance specialist and Auditor.
Student Learning Outcomes Our graduates are able to: Apply their conceptual understanding of tax to both structured and unstructured problems. Effectively communicate their analysis of complex taxation problems in writing. Research tax literature for both structured and unstructured problems. Apply critical-thinking skills when analyzing and solving tax problems. Recognize and analyze ethical and professional responsibility issues in the tax practice. Conduct analytical review of tax returns. The MS in Taxation program is offered by California State University Northridge.
Programme Structure Courses include: Tax Ethics, Research and Communication Income Tax Concepts and Their Business Applications Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders Income Taxation of Partnerships Accounting Methods and Periods Federal Tax Procedure For more information please visit the program website.
Academic Entry Requirement
To earn the M.S. in Taxation, students must be classified as graduate students. Classified graduate students are those who have met all criteria for classification in the program. The criteria for classification is listed below. Students must fulfill one or more of the following criteria: An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A graduate degree from an accredited institution. Appropriate scores on GRE, GMAT, MAT or other acceptable examinations as required by the department. The student obtains a B or higher in the first three courses in the M.S. in Taxation program; and obtains at the time of admission to the program either: (a) a professional credential of CPA or Enrolled Agent (EA); or (b) has at least 5 years of experience performing progressively more complex and sophisticated tasks in the field of taxation in a public accounting, government or private industry setting. A passing score on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination is required for classification. Finally, candidates must complete the 30 units of coursework as described below with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Candidates who fail to attain a 3.0 or higher average in the first 15 units attempted will be disqualified from the program. The maximum time allowable to complete the degree is 5 calendar years from the date of admission.