Master of Taxation Degree First of Its Kind in State

OGDEN, Utah – Beginning this fall, Weber State University will offer a Master of Taxation (MTax) degree, the first of its kind at an AACSB-accredited university in Utah.

WSU is one of only a handful of institutions in the Intermountain West to offer a stand-alone MTax degree.
The new degree, approved by the Utah State Board of Regents in late June, will be housed in the School of Accountancy in WSU’s John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics. The Goddard School is accredited by AACSB-International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

An MTax degree provides students with in-depth knowledge of the United States taxation system. Advanced course topics include corporate, individual and partnership taxation, mergers and acquisitions, tax practice and procedure, tax research, real estate taxation, retirement planning as well as international, state and local taxation.

Like WSU’s Master of Accounting graduates, MTax graduates are eligible to sit for the certified public accountant exam in Utah. In addition to self-employment opportunities, MTax graduates are in demand by accounting firms, government agencies, and private industry.

“A Master of Taxation degree offers students a unique opportunity to obtain an in-depth education in tax law, compliance and planning,” said Ryan Pace, professor and director of both the Master of Accounting and Master of Taxation programs at WSU.

Courses for the new degree will be offered in the late afternoon and evenings at WSU’s Davis campus in Layton.

To be considered for admission, students must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting (or equivalent) and have a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

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Ryan Pace, director, Master of Taxation Program
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