Professional Taxation (M.S.)

An emphasis on “soft” skills translates into a very solid advantage.

Effective communication. Creative problem-solving. Strategic vision. At the Gabelli School, we believe it takes a lot more than technical prowess to excel in taxation. We teach our students how to become respected leaders in a corporate setting, preparing them for a more challenging and rewarding career trajectory.

Taught by working professionals in the taxation field, the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) curriculum emphasizes up-to-the-minute tax law and trends, giving students experience solving real-world challenges. The 10-course, 30-credit program is comprised of seven required taxation courses and three tax/accounting electives. If you choose the full-time, three-term structure, the curriculum can be completed in just 12 months. You can also create a minor area of concentration, such as corporate tax, international tax, small business tax, estate tax, or gift tax, by selecting electives relevant to your interests.

The MST has two schedule choices, a one-year full-time program, or a part-time program spread over a longer time frame, such as two years—ideal for professionals who don’t want to leave their jobs while they pursue the degree.

CPA Certification

The degree can also supplement an undergraduate degree in public accounting, offering an edge over your less specialized peers and helping you to meet the credit requirement to sit for the New York State CPA examination. (Visit the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website to see if the MST, combined with your baccalaureate degree, would satisfy the New York State CPA requirements.)


To learn more about the MS in Taxation, visit the Fordham website.

 The 10-course, 30-credit program is comprised of seven required taxation courses and three tax/accounting electives. If you choose the full-time, three-term structure, the curriculum can be completed in just 12 months. You can also create a minor area of concentration, such as corporate tax, international tax, small business tax, estate tax, or gift tax, by selecting electives relevant to your interests.

Prerequisites

Degree candidates who have not had any professional training or academic coursework using basic U.S. tax concepts (for example, those who have not taken an U.S. Internal Revenue-based tax course in their undergraduate studies) will have the opportunity to take ACGB 7184 INDIV & BUS ENTITY TAX for 3 credits.

Degree candidates whose native language is not English and who have not completed the full four years of an undergraduate program in the United States or United Kingdom will have the opportunity to take MSGB 809A ADV PRES AND PUBLIC SPEAKING and MSGB 809B ADV CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, each for 1.5 credits.

These courses should be taken during the first semester. Though this increases the number of credits and courses required for the MS degree, these courses add significant value.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
TXGB 7001CORPORATE TAXATION3
TXGB 7010FEDERAL RESEARCH & PRCDR3
TXGB 7015PARTNERSHIPS3
TXGB 7020ESTATE & GIFT TAXES3
TXGB 7045INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE TAXATION3
TXGB 7065CURRENT PROBLEMS IN TAX3
TXGB 7041RESEARCH PROJECT3
Three Taxation / Accounting elective courses 19
Total Credits30