A certificate in graduate tax studies is comprised of four graduate tax courses (ACC 622, ACC 624, ACC 627, and ACC 630), conducted in a combination of interactive video, on-line and traditional classroom formats. Other graduate tax courses may be substituted based on a student's interests and prior academic work and/or work experience as evaluated and approved by an MST faculty advisor. The certificate can normally be completed within an eighteen-month timeframe (or less with approved substitutions).
A student desiring to take the certificate in graduate tax studies must meet the same admission criteria applicable to the MST Program, including an acceptable score on the GMAT exam, and must have taken a basic income tax course within five years prior to starting the program. All certificate courses qualify for Michigan State CPA CPE requirements.