Graduate Certificate in Taxation

About the Certificate

Depending on the course configuration in the program, completion of the Certificate in Taxation indicates that a student has developed expertise in tax planning and preparation in regard to international, federal, state, or estate issues for corporations, partnerships, or individuals.


Students enrolled in the MAcc graduate degree program in the School of Accountancy at MU to be eligible for the Taxation Certificate.  For students working towards an accountancy degree, courses will count towards the degree programs for the School of Accountancy.  Additional credit hours beyond those needed for the MAcc will not be required in most cases.

Students may also pursue the certificate as a stand-alone certificate or be working towards their Master of Science in Business.

Students must achieve an average of a 3.0 GPA in all courses.  Coursework may only count towards two graduation requirements for students pursuing multiple graduate certificates and a graduate degree.


Students are required to complete 15 credit hours to receive the certificate.  Courses are listed below for the tax certificate.

ACCTCY 4353/7353Introduction to Taxation3
ACCTCY 8373Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders3
ACCTCY 8423Tax Research and Planning3
ACCTCY 8363Multi-Jurisdictional Tax3
ACCTCY 8433Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation3
ACCTCY 8453Taxes and Business Strategies3
ACCTCY 8463Partnership Taxation3
Total Hours: (12 of 15 hours must be graduate credit)15
Note: Additional coursework may count towards the tax certificate with ACCTCY 8401 - Topics in Accounting courses, please inquire with an academic advisor in the School of Accountancy to discuss available coursework.

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