Masters - Accounting: Taxation

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Would you like to become a tax professional? You might enroll in Southern New Hampshire University to prepare for such a career. SNHU offers an online Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation. To learn more about the program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation program is designed to teach accounting and taxation practices. You'll have opportunities to examine corporate and individual income taxation as well as product, gift, and estate taxation requirements. You can study tax law and tax accounting while developing your existing analytical, financial, communication, and technological skills. If you are a working professional, the interactive program might offer the flexibility you seek. When you successfully complete all program requirements, you may become eligible to sit for your state's Uniform Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) examination.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Ideally, you should have a business degree and a minimum of two years of work experience in accounting if you'd like to enroll in this program. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This program consists of a combination of taxation concentration subjects and accounting topics. Some courses may have prerequisite requirements. Courses include:

  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Research Methodology: Practice and Procedures
  • Advanced Topics in Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Reporting I, II and III
  • Federal Taxation of Individuals
  • Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships
  • Auditing or Intro to Forensic Accounting/Fraud Exam
  • Control/Audit of Accounting Info System
  • Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Seminar in Accounting Topics
  • Financial Management
  • Multinational Corporate Management
  • Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making

If you do not have a bachelor's in business, accounting or finance, you may be required to take additional foundation courses to prepare you well for your advanced study in accounting and finance.

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

You may choose to apply your accounting and taxation skills in a private enterprise, a public entity, or, if you prefer, a government agency. You might seek a career in areas such as corporate tax, consulting, tax planning, small business taxation, or public accounting. Opportunities for which you might qualify upon graduation from this program include:

  • Tax Specialist
  • Financial Planner
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Tax Accountant/Senior Tax Accountant
  • Corporate Tax Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Accountant