M.S. in Taxation
The 30-credit Master of Science program in Taxation is designed to provide the student with the technical expertise to succeed as a tax professional. This requires a high level of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of taxation. Both entry-level and experienced professionals, such as accountants and attorneys, will benefit from this educational experience.
Emphasis is placed on tax planning, research of tax problems, and Internal Revenue procedures. Risk management and professional ethics are interwoven throughout the curriculum. A specialized tax library, including computerized research tools, is maintained to facilitate research. The program consists of 18 required core courses and 12 credits in specialized elective courses.
The program is delivered in a blended learning format, which combines the convenience of online learning with the richness of live classroom discussion and interaction. Online courses include “Tax Research,” “Subchapter S Corporations” and “Federal Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts.” Onsite classes are held in the headquarters of the C.W. Post School of Professional Accountancy, Lorber Hall, which is equipped with “smart” classrooms, computer labs, wireless Internet, and faculty and academic advising offices.
- Develop an understanding of the techniques of tax research utilizing information technology
- Demonstrate ability to identify and measure the tax consequences of actions taken by individuals, partnerships and corporations
- Demonstrate ability to analyze and solve tax problems through the application of critical thinking skills
- Demonstrate knowledge of the tax consequences of income, gift and estate tax transactions
- Recognize and analyze ethical and professional responsibility issues in tax practice
- Demonstrate ability to analyze complex taxation problems and effectively communicate analysis in writing