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Postgraduate Certificate Online


Portland State University

790 USD/credit 15800 USD/full
790 USD/credit 15800 USD/full
649 USD/credit 12980 USD/full
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Offered by Portland State University’s nationally-ranked School of Business, the graduate certificate in Taxation equips you with targeted, high-impact tax expertise.  

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Our Taxation program at Portland State University caters to working professionals in accounting, law, business, financial planning, and related fields. It’s also ideal for accounting majors who need a fifth year of education to qualify for the CPA exam.

Designed in collaboration with corporate tax practitioners and public accountants, the program emphasizes practical, results-oriented taxation and accounting expertise. Online courses enable you to complete the taxation certificate while you’re working full-time, and course schedules never interfere with tax season.


  • Online courses offer flexibility for working professionals
  • Designed to sync your classes with the accounting recruitment cycles
  • School of Business holds prestigious dual accreditation from AACSB in accounting and business
  • Results-oriented curriculum designed by tax professionals
  • Relevant for working professionals who specialize in taxation, accounting, law, investing and other fields

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Taxation of Property Transactions
  • Pass-through Entities 
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Tax Accounting Methods and Periods

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20 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S. prior to matriculating into a graduate program. 
  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 790 USD per credit
  • National

    15800 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 790 USD per credit
  • In-State

    12980 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 649 USD per credit


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