Business Administration Tax

University of Cincinnati

M.Sc. Online
24 months
25234 USD/year
25234 USD/year
24934 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Business Administration Tax program at the University of Cincinnati is a degree program which, when added to a business baccalaureate degree in Accounting or its equivalent, satisfies the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination in the State of Ohio and 45 other states, Puerto Rico and Guam with similar education requirements. 


The Business Administration Tax program at the University of Cincinnati is designed for the following types of students:

  • Students with a baccalaureate degree in accounting (30-semester graduate credits)
  • Students with non-accounting business degrees (54-semester graduate credits)
  • Students with non-business degrees (55-semester graduate credits).

The MSBA in Taxation Program is offered as a part-time program where students take two courses per term in an online delivery modality.

Successful tax accountants possess excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze information. Other attributes include:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and control risk
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team building skills

Successful graduates entering the accounting field can enhance their marketability in three ways:

  • High grades, as many accounting employers look for an overall GPA of 3.2 or greater
  • Work experience in the form of co-op or internships
  • Leadership experiences in campus and/or community group


Graduates of the UC Lindner College of Business accounting program can find career opportunities in public and corporate accounting. Employers include both national and international public accounting firms (Big 4), regional and local public accounting firms, financial services firms, manufacturing firms and retailers and others. In addition, it is not uncommon for accountants to be self-employed providing tax services as a consultant or through their own firm. Examples of jobs include:

  • CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) in public auditing
  • Internal revenue agents
  • Tax consultants
  • Internal auditors
  • Financial executives
  • Tax professionals in governmental and non-profit organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Individual Tax: Structure 
  • Individual Tax: Special Topics 
  • Corporate Tax: Formation & Structure 
  • Corporate Tax: Life Cycle Strategies 
  • Corporate Tax: Attributes & Operational Considerations 
  • Taxation of Subchapter S Corporations 
  • Federal Tax Research: Individuals 
  • Federal Tax Research: Corporations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts used for admissions application. Official academic transcripts required when offered admission.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25234 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12617 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25234 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12617 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    24934 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12467 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Business Administration Tax
University of Cincinnati


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