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Northeastern University - Master of Science in Taxation with Two Concentrations

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University offers an online Master of Science in Taxation with two concentrations: Taxation of Entities and Taxation of Individuals. The program is designed for working professionals with a background in finance, tax, law, business or accounting who seek to advance their career. The Taxation of Entities concentration specifically focuses on corporate accounting and local, state, and international taxation. The Taxation of Individuals concentration specifically focuses on investments, trusts, estates, insurance, and retirement plans. The Taxation degree meets the requirements to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam upon graduation.

The online MS in Taxation offers six start dates per year: January, April, May, September, October, and December. The program is 100% online with no campus visits required. It can be completed in 16 months and courses usually last five weeks. Students must have five years of professional work experience and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for admission.

Northeastern University utilizes the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). Lectures through video and podcast, printable lectures, assigned readings, assignments, discussions boards, and email may be accessed through Blackboard along with other multimedia tools. Courses are asynchronous and available 24/7, as is the case with technical support. Northeastern University (NEU) fosters peer interaction using real-world scenarios in group projects, discussion boards and via email. Students average 15 to 20 hours per week of work on each course.

The online MS in Taxation comprises 30 credits including 15 credits of required courses and 15 credits of electives. Core courses include Federal Tax Issues and Analysis; Estate and Gift Taxation; Corporations and Shareholders; Partners and Partnerships; and Tax Research, Practice, and Ethics.

Taxation of Entities concentration courses include State and Local Taxation; International Taxation: Inbound Transactions; International Taxation: Outbound Transactions; Advanced Flow Through Entities; and Tax Accounting for Income Taxes.

Taxation of Individuals concentration courses include Retirement Plans; Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates; Financial Planning for Investments; Financial Planning for Insurance; and Planning for Estate Tax Issues.

Northeastern University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE). The D’Amore-McKim School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Northeastern University: D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Programs: Master of Science in Taxation - Taxation of Entities, Master of Science in Taxation - Taxation of Individuals
Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE); The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Master of Science in Taxation - Taxation of Entities

Program Highlights
  • Designed for working professionals with a background in finance, tax, law, business or accounting who seek to advance their career
  • Specifically focuses on corporate accounting and local, state, and international taxation
  • The program meets requirements to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Tax Accounting for Income Taxes; International Taxation: Outbound Transactions; Federal Tax Issues and Analysis; Advanced Flow-Through Entities; International Taxation: Inbound Transactions
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered fully online through Blackboard, most in a five-week format; NEU fosters peer interaction so that students learn from each other through real-world scenarios in group projects, discussion boards, and via email
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Six starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 16 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Five years professional work experience required
Tuition Costs: ~$48,000 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,600.00

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Master of Science in Taxation - Taxation of Individuals

Program Highlights
  • Students take one course per term, completing core courses the first year and capstone and electives the second year
  • A dual degree option is available as an MS in Finance with an MBA
  • Designed for experienced finance professionals who want to advance their career while continuing to work
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Financial Theory and Policy; Analysis of Financial Institutions and Markets; Investment Analysis; International Finance Management; Financial Strategy
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered fully online through Blackboard, utilizing discussion boards, email, videos, group assignments and individual assignments; professors utilize real-world case studies and examples to bring relevancy to the curriculum
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Six starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 16 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GMAT required (unless candidate has 5 years of professional work experience)
Work Experience: Five years professional work experience required
Tuition Costs: ~$48,000 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,600

Visit onlinebusiness.northeastern.edu to Learn More About the Master of Science in Taxation