Online Master of Science in Accounting Taxation
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Gain skills as a taxation specialist
How taxes work is an important specialty area within the field of accounting. The Strayer Master of Science in Accounting, Taxation concentration can help you understand the key components of the federal income tax system. You’ll learn about the issues related to tax planning, tax audits and other aspects of tax accounting and discover appropriate ways to determine individual income tax.
Spring classes start on April 5
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
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Learn the finer points of taxation
Through this program, you’ll develop an understanding of individual federal taxation, partnership taxation, the federal income tax structure and applications of income tax accounting.
Build your skills
- Explain the key components of the federal income tax system.
- Demonstrate how to determine individual income tax.
- Explain and analyze the tax issues regarding corporate formations, capital structures, income tax, non-liquidating distributions, other corporate levies, liquidating distributions, acquisitions and reorganizations.
- Explain the differences among the six national accounting and taxation systems.
- Understand the issues surrounding tax planning and tax audits and other aspects of tax accounting.
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Transfer up to 4 classes toward your master's degree.
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Your concentration coursework in this program will emphasize three branches of taxation: Individual tax research and planning, organizational tax research and planning and international tax research and planning. You’ll also study ethics, research methods and tax planning. View all courses.
Provides a basis for examining additional, more complex topics in individual federal taxation. Includes a comprehensive study of the federal income tax structure and the practical application of income tax accounting to specific problems as related to individuals and proprietorship. Emphasizes the general filing status, includable and excludable income, analysis of the categories of itemized and other deductions, tax treatment of sales and exchange of property, available depreciation methods and recapture provisions. Introduces the alternative minimum tax on individuals, the earned income credit, child care credit, and credit for the elderly. Ethics, research, and tax planning are integral parts of the course.
Provides a basis for examining additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Additional topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans are discussed. Ethics, research, and tax planning are an integral part of the course.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the tax systems of key European, Asian, African, South American and Central American countries, as well as Canada. Examines the various complex issues in partnership and corporate tax planning, and the tax issues involved with joint ventures and consolidated returns filed in the United States.
Prerequisite: ACC 403
Surveys in-depth analysis of current auditing issues, including professional standards and ethics, internal control gathering and documentation of evidence, and statistical sampling. Focuses on detailed analysis of audit programs and electronic data processing, as well as concepts concerning the financial condition and operation of commercial enterprises.
Introduces the student to systems analysis and application of information systems concepts to the accounting process and accounting models, both manual and automated.
This course allows students to apply the knowledge gained in the program related to financial and managerial accounting, forensic accounting and auditing concepts. The students will apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to real world business cases involving complex accounting decision through analysis, synthesis, prescription and application of accounting concepts.
A grade of B or higher is required for satisfactory course completion.
Master’s admission requirements
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