MS in Taxation

MS in Taxation for Working Professionals
Irvine Campus

The Master of Science in Taxation provides the conceptual understanding and technical competence for a career in taxation. Employment opportunities include the tax departments of CPA and law firms, as well as corporations and government tax agencies. For those already employed in the field, the MS in Taxation should meet the continuing education requirements of professional associations and licensing boards.

The MS Taxation Program in Irvine is specifically designed for working professionals. By taking one class per eight-week term it is possible to complete the MS Taxation Program in Irvine in two years. All courses are offered at the Irvine Campus during the early evening hours. The MS Taxation Program in Irvine has a 10 course (30 units) requirement.

Additional Requirements

A student lacking required background courses may be required to take additional courses. The curriculum for the MS Taxation program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Students with a Bachelors degree in a field other than business administration may be required to take additional preparatory courses in Financial Accounting, Microeconomic Perspective for Managers, Managerial Finance, and Management of Information in the Corporate Environment.

In addition, students must demonstrate proficiency in calculus, software applications, and statistics prior to admission. The courses below or equivalent coursework must be completed with grades of at least a "C" (2.0).

  • MATH 135 Business Calculus (3 units)
    • Or enroll in the Graduate Programs Quantitative Preparatory Course, offered each fall
      Fall 2014 Dates: August 30, September 6 and September 13
  • ACCTG 308 Concepts of Federal Income Tax (3 units)

Core Curriculum
The Master's of Science in Taxation program consists of 30 hours of course work. Currently, the curriculum includes the following core courses:

Core Curriculum
Acct 470 Tax Research, Practice and Procedures (3)
Acct 578 Seminar in Taxation of Partnerships (3)
Acct 572 Seminar in Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (3)
Acct 573 Seminar in Taxation of Property Transactions (3)
Acct 576 Seminar in State and Local Taxation (3)
Acct 575 Seminar in Estate, Gift, Inheritance Taxes and Estate Planning (3)
Acct 574 Seminar in Taxation of International Business Operations (3)
ECON 590 Elective-Economics of Public Finance (3)
Acct 508 Seminar in Tax Planning (3)
Acct 597 Project (3)

Sample Program

Here's a possible schedule of how your required courses can be scheduled.

Sample Program
Acct 470 Tax Research, Practice and Procedures (3)
Acct 578 Seminar in Taxation of Partnerships (3)
Acct 572 Seminar in Taxation of
Corporations and Shareholders (3)
Acct 573 Seminar in Taxation of Property Transactions (3)
Acct 576 Seminar in State and Local Taxation (3)
Acct 575 Seminar in Estate, Gift, Inheritance Taxes and
Estate Planning (3)
Acct 574 Seminar in Taxation of International Business
Operations (3)
Econ 590 Elective-Economics of Public Finance (3)
Acct 508 Seminar in Tax Planning (3)
Acct 597 Project (3)

*The College of Business & Economics reserves the right to make changes to this schedule at any time.

For Further Information

Curriculum and Career Advising
To access the university catalog, please visit www.fullerton.edu/catalog. For more information regarding career opportunities or curriculum content within the Taxation program, please contact the Department of Accounting office via email only: accountingdept@fullerton.edu.

Admissions and Application Procedures
If you have questions regarding admissions and application procedures for the Graduate Programs, please contact our Recruitment Specialist at mcbe_gradprograms@fullerton.edu or (657) 278-8580.

Application Status
If you have already applied and have questions about your application status, please contact our Evaluations Specialist at mcbe_gradapps@fullerton.edu or (657) 278-2003.

 

Location of Program:
CSUF Irvine Campus
3 Banting
Irvine, CA 92618



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