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Why a Master's Degree in Taxation (MTax)?

Upon earning your MTax degree, you’ll be ready to sit for your CPA exam, giving you an advantage in seeking professional employment. As a graduate, you will have the taxation, accounting and analytical skills sought by public accounting firms, government entities and private industry. Faculty members bring real-world scenarios to the classroom and teach you to adapt to a changing world that requires flexibility, creativity and discipline. Businesses seek out our graduates who stand out in a competitive business environment. 

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$79K
AVERAGE NATIONAL SALARY OF

TAXATION PROFESSIONALS

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OUR EVENING CLASS TIMES WORK
WITH YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE

TOP 50
RANKED 31 IN THE TOP 50 BEST VALUE
MASTER'S IN TAXATION DEGREES 2017

99%
JOB PLACEMENT FOR OUR
MTAX GRADUATES

 

MTax CAREERS
 

Tax Director Career

 

Earning your MTax degree gives you better career opportunities in taxation and accounting in jobs such as:

  • Vice President
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial Advisor
  • Tax Director
  • Senior Tax Accountant

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MTax STUDENTS
 

MTax students come from all walks of life.  They generally have a knack for solving problems, are personable, motivated, extreme attention to detail, organized, assertive, maintain confidentiality, trustworthy.   

MEET DIANA...

"I grew up in Taylorsville Utah until my junior year of high school, where I had the opportunity to attend three high schools that year. I was an “at risk” kid who happened to make good choices. My education did not come until I was a mother of two and my second child was just 2 months old in 2002. However, I had been involved in a major accident where I was thrown from a horse in 1999, it was during this time that I remembered my desire for learning and that I should take advantage of each day to learn and grow and ultimately become the best version of me." (read Diana's full story)

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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS DEGREE
  

DEGREE:

Master of Taxation (MTax)

HOURS REQ.: 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor's degree in accounting
MIN. CUMULATIVE GPA:

3.0 GPA or higher req. for graduation.

MINOR: Not required
CATALOG: Master of Taxation (MTax)
PROGRAM DETAILS: MTax program details
ADMISSION REQ.:

1. 4-year bachelor's degree
2. Acceptable GMAT score
3. GPA requirements
  - Overall GPA
  - Last 60 credit hours of underg work
  - Accounting course work only

4. Language proficiency for int'l students

ACCREDITED AACSB Accredited

YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:

  • Tax Research & Communication (MTAX 6400)
  • Accounting for Income Taxes (MTAX 6405)
  • Advanced Individual Taxation (MTAX 6430)
  • State & Local Taxation/Federal Tax Practice (MTAX 6460)
  • Advanced Corporate Taxation (MTAX 6460)
  • Advanced Partnership Taxation (MTAX 6470)
  • International Taxation (MTAX 6410)
  • Information Systems Auditing (MACC 6570)
  • Internal Auditing (MACC 6580)

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YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS LIKE THESE:

  • Corporate taxation
  • Partnership taxation
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Tax research
  • Retirement planning
  • State & local taxation
  • Exempt entities
  • Individual taxation
  • Gifts, estates & trusts
  • Tax practice and procedure
  • Real estate taxation
  • International taxation
  • Federal tax practice

YOU'LL GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:

  • Preparing tax returns
  • Researching tax law
  • Oral and written communications

 

OUR MTAX STUDENTS ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)

 

Ernst & Young   Pricewaterhousecoopers  Deloitte   Goldman Sachs  Utah State Auditor   CBIZ MHM  WSRP