Master in Accounting: Taxation

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If you have a bachelor's degree in accounting or business and want to continue your education to pursue more advanced employment, you might consider Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation program. Read on to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation program is designed to equip students with graduate-level accounting skills that will enable them to pursue their certification in public accounting (CPA) as well as in management accounting (CMA). You have the opportunity to study areas such as financial accounting, information systems for decision-makers, economics, globalization, and quantitative methods. You could also study forensic accounting, financial management, and financial law. This degree program culminates in a final capstone project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students interested in Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation program should have experience in accounting or business. Those who do not hold a degree in a related field may be required to take more coursework. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This program consists of 54 total credits. This includes 13.5 credits in the Taxation concentration.

Accounting Course Requirements

Area 1Core Component
ACC 557 Financial Accounting
CIS 500 Information Systems for Decision Making
ECO 550 Managerial Economics and Globalization
MAT 540 Quantitative Method

Area 2Major Component
ACC 564 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 571 Forensic Accounting
ACC 599 Graduate Accounting Capstone
FIN 534 Financial Management
LEG 500 Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

Area 3Concentration Component
ACC 555 Individual Tax Research and Planning
ACC 565 Organizational Tax Research and Planning
ACC 568 International Tax Planning and Research

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After graduating from Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation program you could pursue a career as an accountant in the government, nonprofit, or private sector. You could work as a personal accountant or as an accountant for an organization. You may also be able to find work as a tax preparer.