Master of Science in Accounting: Tax

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Would you like to enroll in a master's degree in accounting where you can specialize in tax issues? At Purdue University Global, you can find a Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Tax program. Keep reading to learn more about this online MS in Accounting program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

You might enroll in Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Accounting program with a Tax concentration in order to learn more about compliance and corporate tax strategies, business and accounting ethics, and advanced auditing procedures. Tax concentration courses will focus on tax research and international tax planning. The program includes a graduate capstone course that will allow for a review of the topics you've learned. As you complete your studies, you could become prepared to sit for the Certified Internal Auditor examination, the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, and the Certified Management Accountant examination.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're giving consideration to the Purdue University Global Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Tax program, you'll need to have the ability to think critically as well as a strong technical aptitude, enjoy the problem-solving process and possess managerial capabilities. Applicants to Purdue University Global's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must earn 52 credits in all to receive Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Tax degree. This includes 36 core credits and 16 concentration credits.

Core Requirements (36 credits)

Course Code Course Title
AC501 Financial Accounting and Reporting
AC502 Regulation
AC503 Advanced Auditing
AC504 Ethical Issues in Business and Accounting
AC505 Advanced Managerial / Cost Accounting
AC507 Corporate Tax Decisions and Strategies
GB512 Business Communications
GB540 Economics for Global Decision Makers
AC599 Graduate Capstone in Accounting

Tax Concentration Requirements (16 credits)

Course Code Course Title
AC559 International Tax Planning and Issues
AC560 Tax Research and the IRS
AC561 Taxation of Estates and Trusts
One open elective

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

If you complete Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Accounting program with a Tax concentration, you could have gained the expertise and knowledge required to qualify for accounting jobs at the middle to senior level. You could seek positions in the areas of public accounting as well as in government or the public and private sectors. You might follow a career path that includes these possibilities:

  • Tax accountant
  • Auditor
  • Corporate financial planner
  • Government accountant
  • Compliance manager
  • Budget analyst

Advanced Degrees

If your career plans depend upon obtaining still more education, you could enroll in a graduate certificate program or a doctoral accounting program after completing the Master of Science in Accounting. These programs could help you advance to position in postsecondary teaching or research. Some of the program options they could consider include:

  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting
  • Ph.D. in Accountancy
  • Ph.D. in Accounting with a concentration in Tax Accounting