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MS in Accounting - Taxation Concentration

The Master of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation program at Strayer University is designed to help prepare individuals for professional accounting positions. Learn more about Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Master of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation program may already have a financial or accounting background. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation program offers students the opportunity to study financial accounting, information systems for accounting, and managerial economics for a globalized economy. Students can gain skills in forensic accounting, financial management, risk analysis, and leading organizations in the ethical and legal generation of wealth for stakeholders. The taxation concentration provides coursework in individual, organizational, and international tax planning and research, including the federal income tax structure, corporate and partnership taxation, and key international tax systems. The program requires a capstone project that allows students to demonstrate competencies in auditing and financial, managerial, and forensic accounting.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

54 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation:

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

Area I - Core Component (18 credits)

  • ACC 557: Financial Accounting
  • CIS 500: Information Systems for Decision-Making
  • ECO 550: Managerial Economics and Globalizations
  • MAT 540: Quantitative Methods

Area II - Major Component (22.5 credits)

  • 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 III- Concentration Component (13.5 credits)

  • ACC 555: Individual Tax Research and Planning
  • ACC 565: Organizational Tax Research and Planning
  • ACC 568: International Tax Planning and Research

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation program at Strayer University can choose to pursue certification or seek employment in corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Some positions that graduates could pursue may include:

  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Manager
  • Accountant
  • Financial Controller

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