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Business Administration Tax, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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University rank #561 (QS) Online
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. 

About

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

Career

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: To find out when your application is due, ask the admission contact for your program of interest.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Official GRE or GMAT scores

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

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

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10122 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10122 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10122 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10122 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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