M.Sc. Online

Business Administration Tax

24 months
24296 USD/year
24296 USD/year
23996 USD/year
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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
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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    24296 USD/year
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  • National

    24296 USD/year
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  • In-State

    23996 USD/year
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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.

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