Coordinator: Robert E. Wnek, Professor, B.S.B.A., Villanova University; J.D., Widener University School of Law; L.L.M., Boston University School of Law; CPA
The decision by government to utilize its taxing authority to pursue a variety of economic and social goals has led to the development of a complex body of tax law. Given the dynamic state of society’s economic and social goals, the body of tax law characteristically exists in a continual state of change. The complexity of tax law is significant because of its influence on the economic decision-making process and because of its impact on the successful achievement of society’s goals. Tax consequences have been and will continue to be an important financial consideration.
Admission to the program is available to accountants, CPAs, attorneys, businesspeople and those holding an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
Candidates for admission must meet the same graduate business program admission requirements outlined above for the M.B.A. program. Admission is based primarily on an applicant’s undergraduate record and work experience; however, the promise of academic success is the essential factor for admission.
A total of 31 credits hours, including a research project, are required for the Master of Science in Taxation degree. The transfer of credit from other institutions is permitted subject to the Graduate School policy on transfer credit and residency requirements detailed elsewhere in this catalog.
Accountants and practitioners wishing to improve or update their skills, or practicing CPAs in need of continuing education credits, and others seeking to expand their tax backgrounds but uncertain about pursuing a master’s in taxation, should consider pursuing a Taxation certificate as an alternative.