M.S. in Accounting - TaxKaplan University

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M.S. in Accounting - Tax

This graduate-level degree is designed to prepare students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills to pursue mid- to senior-level positions in the field of accounting.* The curriculum is designed to enrich skills in auditing, taxation, cost accounting, and financial accounting while providing students the opportunity to choose elective courses to meet their specific interests and goals.  Prepare to sit for various certification examinations, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) examinations.† Choose one of four specializations: audit, finance, government, or tax. Kaplan University School of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which demonstrates that the School of Business has met standards of business education established by ACBSP that promote teaching excellence and continuous quality improvement.‡

Examine the United States income tax on foreign-earned income and the taxation methods of other countries. Study the concepts, processes, and information sources relevant to tax research, including the Internal Revenue Code, treasury regulations, and federal and state tax cases. Explore federal estate and gift taxes, and the impact of income tax. Topics include an introduction to interstate succession, wills, gifts, marital property, and more.

*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required. Certain accounting positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states.

†Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

‡Excluding the Master of Science in Finance. For more information on Kaplan University’s ACBSP accreditation, visit www.acbsp.org.

AccreditationKaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
RequirementsApplicants must have a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution or an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Department of Education to apply.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster
LanguageEnglish