Kaplan University

MS in Accounting- Tax

Kaplan University's MS in Accounting with a specialization in Tax program is intended to provide students with an understanding of global taxation principles that affect individuals and organizations. Read more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

MS in Accounting with a Tax specialization

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Individuals interested in enrolling in the MS in Accounting with a specialization in Tax program should have a bachelor's degree in accounting, business management, or a related field. The curriculum is intended to provide students with knowledge of accounting codes and regulations, field-specific ethical issues, economic fundamentals, business reorganization strategies, and asset management methods. Learners will have the chance to gain an understanding of taxation principles for U.S. residents working domestically or abroad as well as explore income taxes and corporate levies imposed by other countries. In addition, they'll have the opportunity to explore issues specific to joint property, estate taxes, will and trust preparation, and monetary gifts.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

52 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for an MS in Accounting with a Tax Specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements

  • AC 501: Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 credits)
  • AC 502: Regulation (4 credits)
  • AC 503: Advanced Auditing (4 credits)
  • AC 504: Ethical Issues in Business and Accounting (4 credits)
  • AC 505: Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting (4 credits)
  • AC 507: Corporate Tax Decisions and Strategies (4 credits)
  • GB 512: Business Communications (4 credits)
  • GB 540: Economics for Global Decision Makers (4 credits)
  • Accounting Electives: (8 credits)

Tax Specialization Requirements

  • AC 559: International Tax Planning and Issues (4 credits)
  • AC 560: Tax Research and the IRS (4 credits)
  • AC 561: Taxation of Estates and Trusts (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of this Kaplan University master's degree program could be prepared to pursue supervisory or technical responsibilities in the accounting field. They could be able to undertake tasks in accounting research, financial controlling, or tax preparation. Upon completion of this Kaplan University program, graduates could go on to work for accounting firms, banks, financial consulting firms, corporations, government agencies, or philanthropic organizations.

With a tax specialization Master of Science in Accounting, individuals could be able to find employment as a:

  • Income tax accountant
  • International tax specialist
  • Tax audit specialist
  • Corporate tax analyst

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