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MS in Taxation

Information about the program requirements and options in the MS in Taxation.

The Master of Science (MS) in Taxation

This program provides concentrated training in taxation. The goals of the program are to prepare graduates for responsible positions in the area of taxation and ultimately for leadership in the marketplace. To accomplish these goals students are provided with the advanced technical and research skills necessary to operate effectively as tax professionals and industry leaders. The program also gives students the necessary background to interpret new developments and remain in the vanguard of the profession.  Students can complete the program on a full-time (one-ear) or part-time basis by taking a carefully chosen sequence of 10 courses (30 credits) in cohort groups.  Admission is in the fall and spring semesters.  Applicants are not required to possess an accounting or general business background.  An MBA program in taxation major is offered as well.

Courses are taught by members of the distinguished faculty of the Zicklin School of Business, experienced practitioners in the field of taxation, and Inernal Revenue Service senior managers.

Candidates with an undergraduate degree in accounting and an MBA or MS in taxation may, with certain additional courses meet the NY State CPA 150 credit academic requirements and be eligible for a one year reduction in the professional experience requirement satisfactory to the State Board of CPA Examiners.  The Stan Ross Department of Accountancy CPA advisor can provide students with the necessary information.

Preliminary Course (3 credits)

English language courses offered by the the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies are required for students who are from a non-English speaking country or whose native language is not English; the courses may be waived based on a waiver exam.

Students with appropriate prior course work equivalent to ACC 9110 will be able to waive this requirement.  (Note: Although ACC 9110 is not a prerequisite for any taxation courses, you should plan to take this course during the first half of your program.)

ACC 9110 Financial Accounting 3

Courses in Specialization (30 credits)


TAX 9863

Principles of Federal Income Taxation

TAX 9866 Corporate Taxation I 3
TAX 9867 Corporate Taxation II 3
TAX 9868 Partnership Taxation 3
TAX 9870 Estate, Trusts, and Planning 3
TAX 9900 Tax Procedures & Professional Responsibility in Tax Practice 3

Choose 12 credit hours from:

TAX 9869 International Taxation 3
TAX 9930 Real Estate Taxation 3
TAX 9873 Deferred Compensation 3
TAX 9874* Consolidated Tax Returns 3
TAX 9875* S Corporations 2
TAX 9876* Estate Planning 2
TAX 9877 State and Local Taxes 3
TAX 9889 Current Problems in Taxation 3
ACC 9872* Personal Financial Planning 3

* These courses are offered infrequently.


MS in Taxation Scheduling Options:


For further information about:

Graduate Admissions

Address: One Bernard Baruch Way (24th St. and Lexington Ave.), Box B-820
Phone: (646) 312-1300; Fax:(646) 312-1301
Website: Zicklin Graduate Admissions

MS in Taxation Program

Office of MS Programs
Newman Vertical Campus, Room 13-221
Phone: (646) 312-3140; Fax: (646) 312-3141
Email: Zicklin.Graduate.Advisement@baruch.cuny.edu
Website: Graduate Academic Services

Meeting the NY State CPA Requirements

Lorraine Sachs, CPA Advisor
Stan Ross Department of Accountancy
One Bernard Baruch Way (24th St. and Lexington Ave.), Box B12-225
Phone: (646) 312-3076
E-mail: Lorraine.Sachs@baruch.cuny.edu


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