Accounting & Business Law

MTax Degree Plan

Degree Objective

TheMaster of Taxation(MTax)is designed to provide students who already have an undergraduate accounting degree with the advanced knowledge in taxation required for a successful career in tax planning and consulting. In addition, the degree will provide students with the additional knowledge and hours required above an undergraduate degree to sit for the CPA exam.

Prerequisite Requirements

Students should have completed the following undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses to be considered for admission to the MAcc program:

Course Required Hours
Introductory Financial Accounting 3
Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
Intermediate Financial Accounting 6
Income Taxation 3
Cost Accounting 3
Accounting Information Systems 3
Auditing 3

Prerequisite courses must focus on United States generally accepted accounting principles for an application to be considered.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MTax program is made through the Baylor Business Graduate School. Admission is not guaranteed, but is based on overall GPA, accounting core GPA and GMAT score. Students with GPAsabove 3.0 overalland in accountingand an acceptable GMAT score will be considered for admission.

Program Requirements

The MTax degree is a 33-hour program, requiring 18 hours of graduate tax coursework and 15 hours of supporting graduate business (non-accounting) coursework.The 15 hours of graduate business courses can be used to concentrate your study in a second area of expertise or to broaden your graduate business education.

Graduate Tax Courses

  • Advanced Individual Taxation
  • Advanced Tax Topics & Research
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Partnership & S Corporation Taxation
  • State, Local, Estate and Gift Taxation
  • International Taxation

Suggested Schedule

A student may put together any degree plan desired as long as the program criteria of 18 taxation hours and 15 graduate business hours are selected. Course planning is very important as not all courses are offered in any given semester. Before taking courses, it is best to plan your entire program over the three semesters to ensure in advancethat the courses desired will be available.

For additional information or advising contact:

Dr. Gia Chevis
Director of Graduate Accounting Programs
Department of Accounting & Business Law
Baylor University
One Bear Place #98002
Waco, Texas 76798-8002
(254) 710-1328 * FAX: (254) 710-1067

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