A graduate certificate is a path of study usually open to students with an undergraduate degree. It can range in duration from one to two years, depending on the subject. Certificate programs offer an intense educational experience for students seeking to explore a given subject.
What is a graduate certificate in taxation? This course provides students with a theoretical basis and practical hands-on skills to equip them with in-depth knowledge of the tax field. It also helps participants develop tax skills and the innovative approaches necessary to identify and resolve a variety of tax issues. Classes may include taxation of corporations, employee benefits tax planning, state and local taxation, tax research procedures, and the legislative and judicial foundation of income tax.
Participants in a graduate certificate program gain many valuable skills, including creative thinking, developing interpersonal relationships, and improving their attention to detail. They also learn to work well in teams and various styles of communication.
Taxation programs are available internationally, and because courses vary between schools, the costs will differ. For this reason, it is best to contact the university with the program that interests you to determine the required enrollment and registration fees.
Potential career options for graduates of the program are often available in a variety of industries, such as financial, business, government accounting, and nonprofit accounting services. Some jobs may include accountant, tax auditor, business owner, tax preparer, bookkeeper, and corporate tax researcher. Students may also choose to apply their credits toward a master’s degree, which could lead to career advancement and increased salary possibilities.
Many programs are offered on a full- and part-time basis to accommodate the schedules of active working professionals. Because the program has an international attraction, the option exists to access desired classes and courses remotely. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University
The certificate can normally be completed within an eighteen-month timeframe
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....