Eastern Michigan University Regents approve new masters program in taxation

by Debra Johnson, Published June 10, 2014


YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University students will learn skills needed to serve as a tax professional in a new graduate program approved by the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents.

The program aims to attract a wide range of students, accountants, attorneys and executives who wish to advance their career and expertise in the field of taxation, and broaden their understanding of the compliance, ethics, planning and policy elements of tax practice.

The Board of Regents approved the new masters of science in taxation program at its June 10 meeting.

The new master’s program will teach students how to:

  • Apply analytical reasoning tools to assess how taxes will affect economic decisions related to the timing of income/expense recognition and property transactions.
  • Evaluate the tax implications of different legal structures for business entities.
  • Develop sufficient knowledge base of taxation of individuals to provide preparation and advice that complies with applicable tax rules.
  • Consider the impact of multijurisdictional tax issues on federal taxes.
  • Analyze information and identify data relevant for tax purposes.

Graduates will be prepared to provide analysis and insight on challenging tax issues, tax preparation software, e-file, and will be fully prepared for the tax portion of the regulations section of the CPA exam.

The new program will be housed within the College of Business and will be available starting in the fall 2014.


Debra Johnson

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