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Merrick School of Business

Taxation

M.S. in Taxation

A collaborative program with   the University of Baltimore School of Law

  • To learn more about the Graduate Tax Program, visit the program's website.

Since its inception in 1987, hundreds of professionals have benefited from the advanced tax training provided by this graduate program, the first and only one of its kind in Maryland.

The Master of Science in Taxation program was created in response to the increasing complexity of the field and its critical impact on the effective management of business, financial, industrial, governmental and nonprofit organizations. The program not only prepares students for careers as professional tax advisers, but also sharpens their knowledge and skills through a sophisticated, challenging educational environment. Our students benefit from the caliber of their classmates, most of whom are working professionals seeking career enhancement or advancement. The courses are geared toward tax advisers in the legal and accounting professions and those who are involved in developing fiscal policy and managing public and nonprofit organizations.

The Master of Science in Taxation program, when combined with an undergraduate degree in accounting, can fulfill the 150 hours of education required to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in Maryland.

Enhance Your Career

With this degree, you will be able to respond to the increasing complexity of the field of taxation and its critical impact on the effective management of business, financial, industrial, governmental and nonprofit organizations. The program trains competent tax specialists to serve the needs of Maryland’s legal, accounting and business communities and provides you with:

• a solid knowledge base in federal tax law, including an understanding of tax policies and principles

• skills to understand and analyze complex tax statutes, tax regulations and related cases and rulings

• techniques for analyzing and resolving issues involving federal tax law, including identifying problems, researching and locating relevant law, and applying the legal rules to facts to arrive at conclusions

• the ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, your tax research and analysis to clients, co-workers and the wider community of tax professionals.

UB’s M.S. in Taxation degree, in combination with an undergraduate degree in accounting, may fulfill the 150 hours of education required to take the certified public accountant exam.

Develop Essential Skills

Through this program, you’ll become knowledgeable in areas of:

• bankruptcy taxation • consolidated corporations • estate and business planning • taxation of executive compensation • federal income taxation • corporate taxation • partnership taxation • pension and profit-sharing plans • real estate taxation • S-corporations • state and local taxation • tax-exempt organizations • tax policy • tax procedures.

Know the Program

We are accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and the highest distinction that business schools can receive worldwide. This program was designed with working professionals in mind, so our classes are offered evenings. Fred Brown, program director and associate professor of law / fbrown@ubalt.edu / 410.837.4537.

For more information about M.S. in Taxation please contact the Office of Admission and International Admission and Enrollment at gradadmissions@ubalt.edu or 410.837.6565.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply online.
    Apply online before you do anything else.
  2. Schedule to take the GMAT.
    Don't procrastinate! Go to www.mba.com and schedule to take your GMAT exam. You may also see if you qualify for a GMAT waiver .
  3. Request your transcripts ASAP.
    Request copies of your official transcripts as soon as possible. It can take time to print, prepare, and mail your undergraduate transcripts to the MBA Admission Office. We only need one original transcript from each university you attended.
  4. Give your recommenders at least two weeks to write your letters of recommendation.
    Give those individuals who are writing your letters of recommendation at least two weeks to complete the task. This allows them to take their time and craft an excellent letter of recommendation. Make sure the person puts the letter in a sealed envelope with his/her signature over the back flap. 2 letters of recommendation are required.
  5. Prepare and submit your resume.
    Your resume can be emailed or mailed to the address below (step 7).
  6. Write your Personal Statement.
    Your personal statement is important. Take your time writing it. Tell us why you are seeking a graduate degree. Tell us about your short and long term goals. Tell us why you will be a successful graduate student. Keep the statement to 1,000 words or less. Proof your essay to correct spelling and grammatical errors. You can submit your essay with your online application or submit it at a later time.
  7. Mail all materials to:

University of Baltimore
Office of Admissions
1420 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
gradadmissions@ubalt.edu

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Program Courses

Fundamental Courses

To meet accounting undergraduate equivalency requirements, students may be required to complete some or all of the following courses

ACCT
405
Income Taxation (3)
ACCT
504
Introduction to Accounting (3)
ACCT
510
Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT
511
Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT
512
Auditing/Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACCT
513
Intermediate Accounting III / Advanced Accounting (3)
ACCT
640
Accounting for Managerial Decisions (3)
ECON
504
Economics (3)
FIN
504
Financial Management (3)
OPRE
504
Data Analysis and Decisions (3)

Fundamental Course "Waivers": Information pertaining to course waivers can be viewed on the UB/Towson MBA Web site.

Degree Requirements [30 credits]

Required Courses [21 credits]

TAXA
650
Tax Research and Writing (3)
TAXA
651
Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation I (3)
TAXA
652
Corporate Taxation (3)
TAXA
653
Partnership Taxation (3)
TAXA
654
Tax Practice and Procedure (3)
TAXA
655
Tax Policy (3)
TAXA
678
Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation II (3)

Electives [9 credits]

Select from the following:

TAXA
660
Estate and Gift Taxation (3)
TAXA
662
Foreign Taxation (3)
TAXA
663
Qualified Pension and Profit-Sharing Plans (3)
TAXA
664
Executive Compensation (2)
TAXA
665
Tax Exempt Organizations (2)
TAXA
667
Estate Planning (3)
TAXA
668
Business Planning (3)
TAXA
670
Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts (3)
TAXA
671
Corporate Reorganizations (3)
TAXA
672
State and Local Taxation (3)
TAXA
674
Consolidated Corporations (2)
TAXA
675
Advanced Real Estate Taxation (2)
TAXA
679
Welfare Benefit Plans (2)
TAXA
680
Advanced Qualified Pension and Profit-Sharing Plans (3)
TAXA
682
Bankruptcy Taxation (2)
TAXA
683
Basics in Financial Planning (3)
TAXA
684
S-Corporations (1)
TAXA
799
Independent Study (1-2)