Master in Taxation

General

Program Description

Gain the academics-based professional tax knowledge that gives you the ability to focus on your client's businesses and planning.

  • 95% Domestic Placement Rate
  • 7 Years of Professional Experience
  • 58% of Part-Time Students Enrolled
  • 25 The average age of students in this program

Rankings and Recognition

The Bentley MST enjoys a strong position in many major rankings and lists including:

  • #6 Top in Tax Educational Survey per Tax Talent
  • #8 Best Online Masters in Taxation per Best Value Schools
  • #7 Best Masters in Taxation per College Choice
  • #11 Top Online Masters in Taxation per Top Accounting Degrees
  • #4 Top 50 Best Value Masters in Taxation per Value Colleges
  • #7 Best Master's Degrees in Taxation per Grad School Hub
  • #1 Best Taxation Colleges in Massachusetts per Universities.com

Program Features

  • Research and analyze complicated fact patterns.
  • Learn to develop and implement successful tax strategies.
  • Communicate findings to tax and business professionals.
  • Question and assess ethical responsibility.
  • Work toward the 150-academic-credit-hour requirement for licensing as a certified public accountant (CPA) in many states, including Massachusetts.

Career Outcomes

The Bentley MST prepares you for a wide range of careers, no matter the industry you are interested in. See below for a partial list of employers and job titles our alumni have achieved over the past year.

Company Name Alumni Title
Baker Newman Noyes Tax Manager
Boston Scientific Corporation Sr. Tax Analyst
Caliper Corporation Controller
EY Tax Staff Accountant
Grant Thornton Tax Manager
JPMorgan Executive Director
KPMG State and Local Tax Associate
Marks Paneth LLP Audit Associate
Office of the State Comptroller Accountant IV
PwC Senior Associate

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Curriculum

Core Courses

Professional Tax Practice is recommended to be taken as one of the first courses in the MST program.

  • TX600 | Professional Tax Practice
  • TX601 | Federal Taxation of Income
  • TX602 | Transactions
  • TX603 | Corporations, and Shareholders
  • TX604 | Multi-Jurisdictional Taxation

Elective Courses

Select five taxation courses from the list below or any other graduate courses at the 600 level or higher.

  • TX704 | Federal Taxation of Income from Trusts and Estates
  • TX707 | Pass-Through Entities and Closely Held Businesses
  • TX711 | Mergers and Acquisitions
  • TX731 | Investment Companies and Other Financial Products
  • TX732 | Intellectual Properties
  • TX733 | Tax Aspects of Buying and Selling a Business
  • TX741 | Tax Accounting Problems
  • TX761 | State and Local Tax Practice
  • TX771 | International Tax Practice
  • TX781 | Internship in Tax Practice
Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

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