ENHANCE YOUR CAREER

Your online Master of Science in Taxation will give you the knowledge to:

  • Explain the key components of the federal income tax system
  • Demonstrate how to determine individual income tax
  • Explain and analyze the tax issues regarding corporate formations, capital structures, income tax, non-liquidating distributions, other corporate levies, liquidating distributions, acquisitions, and reorganizations
  • Explain the differences among the six national accounting and taxation systems
  • Understand the issues surrounding tax planning and tax audits and other aspects of tax accounting

AT-A-GLANCE

Fall Classes Start:

October 1

Courses to Complete:

12

Cost Per Course:

$1,680

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ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TAXATION COURSES

COURSES IN CONCENTRATION

  • ACC 555 - Individual Tax Research and Planning

    Provides a basis for examining additional, more complex topics in individual federal taxation. Includes a comprehensive study of the federal income tax structure and the practical application of income tax accounting to specific problems as related to individuals and proprietorship. Emphasizes the general filing status, includable and excludable income, analysis of the categories of itemized and other deductions, tax treatment of sales and exchange of property, available depreciation methods and recapture provisions. Introduces the alternative minimum tax on individuals, the earned income credit, child care credit, and credit for the elderly. Ethics, research, and tax planning are integral parts of the course.

  • ACC 565 - Organizational Tax Research and Planning

    Provides a basis for examining additional, more complex topics incorporate and partnership taxation. Additional topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans are discussed. Ethics, research, and tax planning are an integral part of the course.

  • ACC 568 - INTERNATIONAL TAX PLANNING AND RESEARCH

    Get a comprehensive overview of the tax systems of key European, Asian, African, South American and Central American countries, as well as Canada. Examine the various complex issues in partnership and corporate tax planning, and the tax issues involved with joint ventures and consolidated returns filed in the United States.

COURSES IN MAJOR

  • ACC 557 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

    Get a framework for financial accounting concepts and practices used internally and externally in businesses. Topics include the accounting cycle, financial reporting, financial statements analysis, ratio calculation and interpretation, and management decision making based on financial results.

  • ACC 560 - Managerial Accounting

    Prerequisite: ACC 557

    Covers the creation, use, and interpretation of internal accounting data and information. Emphasizes the managerial functions of cost control and reporting, budgeting, profit planning, and projections used in decision-making.

  • ACC 562 - ADVANCED AUDITING

    Analyze current auditing issues in depth, including professional standards and ethics, internal control gathering and documentation of evidences, and statistical sampling. Focus on detailed analysis of audit programs and EDP, as well as concepts concerning the financial condition and operation of commercial enterprises.

  • ACC 564 - ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Get an introduction to systems analysis and how information systems concepts apply to the accounting process and accounting models, both manual and automated.

  • ACC 599 - GRADUATE ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE

    Apply knowledge related to financial and managerial accounting, forensic accounting and auditing concepts. Use critical thinking and decision-making skills in real-world business cases involving complex accounting decision through analysis, synthesis, prescription and application of accounting concepts. A grade of ‘B’ or higher is required.

  • ECO 550 - Managerial Economics and Globalization

    Apply relevant economic theory to develop a framework of analysis and techniques that you can use to decide how to allocate a firm’s scarce resources to achieve its objectives. Use economic analysis to support business strategy decisions that promote competitiveness in an environment of changing domestic and international market conditions, government regulations, trade policies and resource availability. Systematically analyze how global economic integration affects the production, input sourcing and pricing decisions of firms operating in different market structures.

  • FIN 534 - Financial Management

    Understand financial concepts and review the basic tools and strategies for making financial decisions. Measure and compare risks across investment opportunities. Analyze how organizations choose the set of securities they issue to raise capital from investors as well as how organizations form a capital structure. Examine how the choice of capital structure affects the value of the firm.

  • LEG 500 - Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

    Examine and evaluate the legal environment and ethical challenges of management and organizations. Review approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership. Analyze the impact of management decisions, corporate governance and the leaders individual conduct on a business ability to meet its obligations to stakeholders. Evaluate alternative courses of action from an economic, legal and ethical perspective to ensure management meets corporate responsibilities to create wealth, obey the law and observe society's ethical standards. Examine the key elements of effective corporate governance, the predominate schools of ethical thought in relation to strategic management and the ethical consideration for global operations.

  • LEG 565 - COMMERCIAL LAW

    Analyze the legal environment in which business must operate. Examine key provisions of the major federal laws related to labor, consumer protection, property rights, securities, bankruptcy and environmental protection. Review the various forms of business and the topic of corporate governance. Examine contracts and the UCC, product liabilities, torts and issues associated with intellectual property. Discuss legal issues associated with international business.

  • MAT 540 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS

    Apply quantitative methods to systems management (Decision Theory), and/or methods of decision making with respect to sampling, organizing and analyzing empirical data.

MAKING TAXATION WORK FOR YOU

The goal of every accountant is balance. Earn your master’s in taxation online at Strayer University and balance your desire to earn a prestigious degree with the demands of your career.

The taxation concentration option in our Master’s of Science in Accounting program is geared towards students who want to focus their career opportunities on the exploration of complex, tax-related topics. 

Our students develop a deep understanding of individual federal taxation, partnership taxation, the federal income tax structure, and applications of income tax accounting as they work towards a master’s in taxation online.

Taxation concentration program coursework emphasizes three branches of taxation:

  • Individual tax research and planning
  • Organizational tax research and planning
  • International tax research and planning.

Ethics, research, and tax planning are also key components of our program.

Take control of your future accounting career when you earn your master’s in taxation online at Strayer. Start your journey today.

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