Featured Graduates from the EMU Master of Science in Tax Consulting Program

Alexa Spierling, MST '19

Eastern Michigan’s Master of Science in Tax Consulting provided me with multiple skills necessary to begin my career. The program’s emphasis on reading the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations equipped me with tax consulting knowledge that I was able to start applying instantly at the start of my tax associate position. The program pushed me to master my critical thinking skills by applying the code to specific tax scenarios and learning to write my conclusions in a clear and concise manner. The knowledge I obtained in this program is invaluable. The complexity of the program combined with Professor Brock’s vast wisdom and experience beautifully set me up for a successful career. 


Tax Associate
Doeren Mayhew


Pierre Vyazemsky, MST '22 candidate

When I decided to switch my career from computer engineering to accounting, my relative with a master’s degree in accounting recommended that I apply to EMU because in both the professional and business sectors, EMU accounting and taxation graduates have the reputation of having extensive knowledge in taxes.  Within a short time of arriving at EMU, I switched my major from a master’s degree in accounting to a master’s degree in taxation.  

This extensive knowledge in taxes is due to the wide variety of tax courses provided by EMU which covers most tax disciplines.  I also found that the program’s emphasis on reading, interpreting, and applying the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations really helped to forward my career.  The professors were always open to answering questions often even outside of office hours and the administration was happy to assist me in pursuing courses targeted towards my specific needs.

I also felt that the EMU Career Center put in extra effort to help students of all backgrounds to prepare for future employment.  They provide extensive knowledge and resources on different career paths, one-on-one resumé preparation support, and assist students in networking with future employers.

From the high quality of the curriculum to the support from the faculty and staff, I have always been glad that I took my relative's initial advice and pursued an EMU degree and hope that future students interested in the tax field of accounting will consider EMU!

Pargat Singh, MST '18

EMU helped foster qualities like leadership, public speaking and research which really paved the way for my future career as a public accountant.

Senior Staff Accountant
Cohen & Company