Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) Program - Taxation

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Program Description

There has never been a greater need for leadership and integrity in the accounting profession. The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) Program at the University of Washington's Michael G. Foster School of Business responds by preparing accounting professionals with quality education, strong ethics, innovative thinking, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Program Overview

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) in Taxation prepares graduate students for high-level careers in taxation, where economic decision-making depends on an in-depth knowledge of the tax code and its ramifications. The program offers broad training in the technical aspects and complexities of both corporate and personal taxation. Students learn to use tax law to optimize tax planning and compliance and gain a thorough understanding of the underlying theory of taxation, as well as tax policy considerations. MPAcc students also work to develop their communication skills and the attitudes, ethics, and sense of personal and social responsibility that accompany their profession.

The 30 to 35 participants who enter this specialized taxation program every year typically have a baccalaureate degree in accounting or hold an MBA in accounting. The majority of the courses required are offered early morning, around lunchtime, and at night, to accommodate working professionals.

Full-time students with an accounting background will be able to complete the 48 credits of the taxation track in three academic quarters that run September through June. Students who have earned an undergraduate in fields other than accounting generally take two years to complete this program. The length of time it will take a part-time student to complete this degree will depend upon how many courses are taken each quarter.

Taxation Curriculum

Autumn Quarter

  • ACCTG 530 Property Issues
  • ACCTG 533 Procedure
  • ACCTG 534 Corporations I
  • ACCTG 539 Research
  • ACCTG 541 & 550 Communications

Winter Quarter

  • ACCTG 531 Timing Issues
  • ACCTG 535 Corporations II
  • ACCTG 537 Conduits I
  • ACCTG 547 Estate and Gift Taxation

Spring Quarter

  • ACCTG 541 Communications
  • ACCTG 536 Corporations III
  • ACCTG 538 Conduits II
  • ACCTG 543 Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • ACCTG 550 Communications

Target audience


Students with a BA in Accounting seeking careers as auditors in professional accounting.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, located in Seattle, ranks among the top business schools in the United States. Founded in 1917, the School has more than 46,00 ... Read More

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, located in Seattle, ranks among the top business schools in the United States. Founded in 1917, the School has more than 46,000 alumni. Each year about 2,500 students enroll in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and over 1,000 participate in Executive Education. Mission Statement We are an entrepreneurial learning community dedicated to the creation, application, and sharing of knowledge that places special emphasis on dynamic and global business environments. Read less
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