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Curriculum – Master of Science in Taxation

Foster’s Master of Science in Taxation program offers broad training suitable for a career in public accounting. Students develop strategic thinking skills and learn to use tax law to optimize tax planning and compliance in a variety of areas. Our program strongly emphasizes communications; MST students work to develop their leadership and communications skills and the attitudes, ethics, and sense of personal and social responsibility that accompany the public accounting profession.

The MST program consists of 15 classes offered over the three-quarter academic year.

Autumn Quarter

Tax Issues in Property Ownership
Data Visualization and Automation
Procedural and Policy Issues
Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation
Tax Research and Decision Making

Winter Quarter

Timing and Periods of Taxation
Advanced Issues in Corporate Taxation
Income Taxation of Conduits I
Ethics and Communications for Taxation Professionals
State and Local Tax Issues

Spring Quarter

Tax Provisions
Income Taxation of Conduits II
Communications for Taxation Professionals II
Speaker Forum-Tax
International and State Tax Issues

= 50 credits total, 15 classes