A taxation professional in today's environment must possess a high level of technical competence, a sense of commitment to service, communication skills, analytical skills, and the ability to work well with people. To obtain the required body of knowledge and to develop the skills and abilities needed to be successful professionals, serious consideration must be given to study beyond a four-year baccalaureate program.
The Master of Taxation (MTax) Program provides an additional year of training for the professional accountant. In addition, the MTax satisfies the requirements of the Utah Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act for those wishing to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. It gives the students an opportunity to increase the depth of their understanding in key areas and allows a broadening of perspective by providing course work in a variety of areas that cannot be considered in an undergraduate program due to time constraints.
Grade Requirements: An MTax student must complete all MTax program courses, including electives, with a grade of "C" or higher. In addition, the overall program GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
Credit Hour Requirements: The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Application for admission must include GMAT scores, official undergraduate transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation (transfer students only).
It is expected that the Master of Taxation Program will entail approximately two semesters of full-time study for a student with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Students with other business-related degrees can expect to spend about two years in the program. Those with non-business related undergraduate degrees should plan to spend at least three years in the program.
All MTax students are required to complete the following courses (30 credit hours):