Master of Taxation

 

Master of Taxation (MTax) Requirements

Program Director: Ryan Pace, 801-626-7562

A taxation professional in today's environment must possess a high level of technical competence, a sense of commitment to service, communication skills, analytical skills, and the ability to work well with people. To obtain the required body of knowledge and to develop the skills and abilities needed to be successful professionals, serious consideration must be given to study beyond a four-year baccalaureate program. 

The Master of  Taxation (MTax) Program provides an additional year of training for the professional accountant. In addition, the MTax satisfies the requirements of the Utah Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act for those wishing to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. It gives the students an opportunity to increase the depth of their understanding in key areas and allows a broadening of perspective by providing course work in a variety of areas that cannot be considered in an undergraduate program due to time constraints.

Grade Requirements: An MTax student must complete all MTax program courses, including electives, with a grade of "C" or higher. In addition, the overall program GPA must be 3.0 or higher.

Credit Hour Requirements:  The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor's degree in accounting.

It is expected that the Master of Taxation Program will entail approximately two semesters of full-time study for a student with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Students with other business-related degrees can expect to spend about two years in the program. Those with non-business related undergraduate degrees should plan to spend at least three years in the program.

 

Admission Requirements

  • A four year Bachelor’s degree (average GPA is approximately 3.5). If the major is not Accounting leveling courses will be required after acceptance to the program.
  • GMAT test  (average score is approximately 580).

 

Applicants must submit a completed application form and current resume, as well as transcripts from every institution of higher education attended. Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one of these letters should come from individuals who can evaluate the applicant's academic abilities. All letters should address the applicant's potential for successful graduate study. Each applicant is considered on an individual basis.

Additional Admission Requirements for International Students:

All international students and any applicant educated outside the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English, or whose language of instruction for their undergraduate degree was not English, will be required to submit a score from the Test of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is not more than two years old and on which a minimum score of 80 (internet based TOEFL) or 6.5 (IELTS) has been earned.

 

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Deadlines:

Fall Entrance:  August 1 (*April 1)
Spring Entrance:  December 1 (*Nov. 1)
Summer Entrance:  April 1 (*April 1)
*For an applicant to be considered for a scholarship the application must be received by the date in parentheses.  For priority scholarship consideration Fall applications must be in by April 1.  There will be a 2nd round of fall scholarships decided upon for applications received by July 1.

Application for admission must include GMAT scores, official undergraduate transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation (transfer students only).

It is expected that the Master of Taxation Program will entail approximately two semesters of full-time study for a student with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Students with other business-related degrees can expect to spend about two years in the program. Those with non-business related undergraduate degrees should plan to spend at least three years in the program.

All MTax students are required to complete the following courses (30 credit hours):

  • MTAX 6400 Tax Research & Communication (3)
  • MTAX 6425 Tax Practice, Procedure & Ethics (3)
  • MTAX 6430 Advanced Individual Taxation (3)
  • MTAX 6460 Advanced Corporate Taxation (3)
  • MTAX 6470 Advanced Partnership Taxation (3)
And at least one of the following (3 credits):
  • MTAX 6410 International Taxation (3)
  • MTAX 6440 Exempt Entities and State & Local Taxation (3)
  • MTAX 6450 Real Estate Taxation (3)
  • MTAX 6480 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (3)
  • MTAX 6490 Mergers, Acquisitions and Consolidations (3)
In addition to meeting the requirements set forth above, MTax students are required to complete 12 credit hours of electives. At least two of the elective courses must be selected from MACC courses (totaling at least 6 credit hours). Electives may include a maximum of 3 hours of non-MTax courses selected from approved 5000 or higher-numbered courses which were not taken in the student's undergraduate program. Select MBA courses approved by the MTax program director may also be used.

 Weber State University 2013-2014 Catalog