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Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Program Tax Concentration

A concentration in Tax enables individuals to enter the accounting profession with additional academic preparation in taxation for income taxes. In addition to developing students’ competence in taxation rule-making process, practice, administration, and policy, the concentration will enhance students’ ability to perform quality tax research.

Besides the MSA program leaning goals, this concentration has the following learning goals:

  • Acquire technology and information literacy skills to perform quality tax research

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

A. MSA Core courses 21 credit hours

AC 610Cost-Based Decision-Making

3 cr.

AC 611Municipal and Fund Accounting

3 cr.

AC 622Accounting Theory & Contemp Issues

3 cr.

AC 614Fundamentals of Corporate and Partnership Tax

3 cr.

AC 620Advanced Topics in Auditing and Assurance Services

3 cr.

FIN 612Business Analysis and Valuation

3 cr.

FIN 630Managerial Finance

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:21

B. Required Concentration Courses 9 credit hours

AC 615Taxation of Trusts and Estates

3 cr.

AC 623Advanced Topics in Individual Tax

3 cr.

AC 624Advanced Topics in Corporate & Partnership Tax

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:9

*AC 647 must be taken prior to LAW 803/804

Total Credit Hours: 30