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Taxation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
Tax laws change, budgets rise and fall, corporate strategies adjust. Taxation professionals need a finely honed set of technical skills to stay on top of this ever-changing field. But if you ask Gabelli School graduates for the secret of their success, they’ll tell you it’s about much more than mastery of the latest tax code.
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The way to stand out—and move up—in this competitive field is to cultivate superior communication skills, creative problem-solving techniques, solid business instincts, and a clear-eyed view of moral and social responsibility.

At Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, we teach every discipline—no matter how technical—with a unique emphasis on interpersonal and business skills. Our Master of Science in Taxation (MST) is no exception.

About the degree

The MST curriculum teaches skills in general tax, international tax, estate and gift tax, accounting, and communications. It allows students to define a minor area of concentration by taking electives in subjects that interest them. As a Jesuit university, Fordham offers a unique focus on ethical decision-making and social responsibility.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Federal Research and Procedure
  • Partnerships
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • International Corporate Taxation
  • Current Law and Regulation Changes in Taxation
  • Research Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Thanks to its flexible schedule, the Gabelli School MST program is a great choice for professional accountants, attorneys, and business executives who want to specialize in taxation. The degree can also supplement an undergraduate degree in public accounting, offering an edge over your less specialized peers and helping you to meet the credit requirement to sit for the New York State CPA examination. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1555 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1555 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1555 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1555 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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