MS in Accounting: Tax

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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Tax program gives students an opportunity to study tax research and the IRS, taxation of estates and trusts, and other relevant topics. If you're interested, read on to learn more about the Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Tax program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Online Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Tax program at Kaplan University is comprised of tax specialization courses, accounting core requirements, and accounting elective courses. Some of the core requirements include ethical issues in business and accounting, advanced auditing, business communications, and economics for global decision makers. Specialization courses include international tax planning and issues, taxation of estates and trusts, and tax research and the IRS.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in enrolling in the Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Tax program at Kaplan University, you should have strong business analysis and math skills. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Tax program is comprised of 52 credits. The curriculum includes accounting core courses and tax specialization courses. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an admissions representative.

Accounting Core Courses

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Regulation
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Ethical Issues in Business and Accounting
  • Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • Corporate Tax Decisions and Strategies
  • Business Communications
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers

Tax Specialization Courses

  • International Tax Planning and Issues
  • Tax Research and the IRS
  • Taxation of Estates and Trusts

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Tax program, you have the opportunity to pursue jobs in the field. Possible employers may include tax firms, government agencies, consulting firms, and businesses and corporations.

Some possible careers could include:

  • Tax compliance analyst
  • Accountant
  • Tax consultant
  • Managerial accountant