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Graduate Taxation

The Certificate in Graduate Taxation is composed of four 3-credit courses (12 credits): BTAX 6003 – Tax Research and three elective courses. The focus of the certificate is to provide students with both a theoretical basis and practical hands-on skills. The certificate is dedicated exclusively to the study of taxation. Admission to the Certificate in Graduate Taxation program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. The completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is not required. 

The program is suitable for practicing accountants, attorneys, and financial planners who do not primarily practice in the field of taxation but who wish to gain a background in that field of practice. In addition, it is an ideal vehicle for recent accounting graduates and non-accounting graduates who have a desire to receive a focused and convenient program of study in the area of taxation. This certificate is designed for students who are interested in studying taxation for their own professional practice or a venture in family business, as well as for those who are interested in developing tax skills, creative thinking and innovative approaches as a career-builder in working for small or large corporations. 

The certificate program provides students with an overview of the different areas of taxation and provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to identify and resolve many tax issues. The curriculum provides an exposure to the basic areas of taxation while permitting students to take courses designed to accommodate their particular interests. Coursework in the certificate program is geared to professionals employed on a full-time basis. Classes meet one evening per week or are offered in an online/hybrid format. A student who wishes to earn the certificate should consult with the Director of Graduate Accounting Programs to ensure that the three taxation elective courses selected are in line with his or her academic/career objectives.


 I. Required Courses (3 credits)  

  • BTAX 6003      Tax Research      

II. Elective Course (9 credits) 

Choose three of the following courses:

  • BACC 7135            Essentials of Federal Taxation
  • BTAX 6001 or BACC 7121     Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
  • BTAX 6005 or BACC 7122     Federal Income Taxation of Businesses    
  • BTAX 6007             Federal Estate and Gift Taxation    
  • BTAX 6009             Tax Accounting    
  • BTAX 7012             Federal Income Tax Practice and Procedure

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