Walsh College

Master of Science in Taxation


Master of Science in Taxation

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) degree program is designed for professionals seeking to gain comprehensive, practical knowledge of tax accounting, tax law, and tax research, while also achieving a deeper understanding of the broader concepts of tax methodology and tax procedure.

The Walsh College MST program is among the most well respected in the nation for its preparation of tax professionals. Walsh College's tax library is among the finest in Michigan with a specialized collection that makes tax research as easy and convenient as possible.

The MST curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that students are receiving relevant, updated information that will create marketable skills in a fast-paced business environment.

MST Foundation Courses

 Foundation Course
 TAX 595 Tax and Business Taxation I

MST Required Courses

 Tax Skill Courses
 TAX 599 Introduction to Tax Research
 TAX 500 Adv. Tax Research Writing & Citation Methodology
 TAX 501 The Role of Legal Authorities in Taxation

 Core Courses
 TAX 507 Tax Accounting
 TAX 509 Sales and Exchanges of Property
 TAX 510 Basic Concepts in Corporate Taxation - Corporate Tax I
 TAX 531 Partnership and LLC Taxation
 TAX 532 Income and Transfer Tax Consequences for Estate and Trusts
 TAX 540 Tax Practice and Procedure
 TAX 560 Advanced Tax Planning and Current Issues Capstone

MST Electives

Six semester credit hours of elective coursework can be selected from the following:

 Elective Courses
 ACC 578 Accounting for Income Tax
 TAX 525 Advanced Concepts in Corporate Taxation
 TAX 550 International Taxation
 TAX 583 Directed Study in Taxation

Meet Walsh College Tax Faculty.

No GMAT Required

We evaluate your application in a careful review of what you have accomplished since graduating from college, together with your academic record in your other degree programs. Those are much better indicators of your success as an MBA student than a formal test score.

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Opportunities for Career Advancement

Taxes are one of the certainties of life. As long as the government continues to collect taxes, there will be a need for tax professionals. Public accounting, consulting, financial institutions, law firms, and corporations recruit MST graduates. Attorneys and CPAs may find that the MST credential furthers their careers.

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Walsh College Alumni

Jeffrey Littmann, BAC '77 & MST '81

Chief Financial Officer

Buffalo Bills and Ralph Wilson Enterprises

"Walsh provided an excellent education for working stiffs like me, I didn't need fluff and extracurricular activities.  I was looking for tools and actionable information that I could turn into a career advantage."

James L. Murawski, MST '82

Vice President, Information Technology and Business Processes

Lear Corporation

"Do not minimize the importance of competency in your chosen field to study. It is expected by employers and the 'ticket to the game' as you begin a professional career. But it will be your integrity, commitment, passion, energy, and enthusiasm that will distinguish you from your peers and provide you a springboard to important leadership positions in the future."

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