Income tax education programs are available to extend students' knowledge of tax laws and to prepare them for careers as a tax specialists or management accountants specializing in taxes. Such programs are most often available at the graduate level as advanced certificates and master's degrees. Certificates may be designed for students with business degrees and may require prerequisite coursework. Both certificate and master's programs usually provide students with a thorough understanding of the laws applying to corporations, individuals and partnerships, and electives provide the opportunity to study specialized areas of taxation, such as nonprofit accounting or estate taxation.
St. John's University
As one of the nation's leading Catholic universities, St. John's, located in Queens, is dedicated to academic excellence in many fields. The school's accounting and taxation department offers several degree programs in accounting, taxation and controllership, as well as professional certificate options. Students can choose from a Master of Science (MS) in Taxation, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Taxation and an Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) in Taxation.
The 4-year MS in Taxation program is intended to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of tax laws and regulations. Students take classes that cover a variety of specific tax issues, including taxation of estates and gifts, tax planning of high net-worth individuals and special topics of taxation. The MBA program in taxation helps students develop a deep understanding of tax law and problem solving. Its classes deal with globalization, ethics, not-for-profit community based organizations and the impact of local, national and global events on society and business as a whole.
Designed for those with a Master of Business Administration, the 18-credit APC in Taxation gives students a deeper understanding of taxes. Classes may include corporate taxation, individual tax planning, consolidated income tax returns and corporate taxation.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School||School Type & Setting||Programs Offered||Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|St. John's University||4-year, private nonprofit; large city|| MS in Taxation
MBA in Taxation
APC in Taxation
|$18,836 (graduate average tuition & fees)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator