Open to Full-Time MS Accounting Students 

(Internship and Non-Internship Track)

This certificate gives students the opportunity to develop the tools required to identify, understand, and evaluate tax planning opportunities, as well as develop a framework for understanding how taxes affect profitability and cash flow implications of business decisions. More than just an introduction to the U.S. federal tax system, the curriculum focuses on the specifics of the federal tax code and provides an overview of individual income taxes as well as partnership, corporate, gift, and estate taxes.

Master Tax for Business

This Advanced Certificate of Achievement provides a competence in US Taxation and Regulation Accounting and Strategy.

To earn it, an MS Accounting student must complete 7.5 credits. Students are required to take the following courses:

ACC 418

Taxes and Business Strategy (2.5 Credits)

ACC 437

Basic Federal Income Tax Accounting (2.5 Credits)

ACC 440

Basic Income Tax-Business Entities and Gift/Estate Taxes (2.5 Credits)


•    Receive a Certificate of Achievement in Tax
•    Class credits count toward certificate and degree
•    Optional benefit with no additional cost or time to complete*
•    Maintains STEM designation
•    Signals expertise and career focus to corporate recruiters

*Students can only count credits from a master’s degree toward one advanced certificate of achievement. More than one advanced certificate during a master’s degree requires additional credits; accordingly, the student may incur additional costs.