You can take your career in tax accounting to the next level by becoming an enrolled agent, which is the highest credential awarded by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As an enrolled agent, you’ll have earned the privilege to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
The Master of Accounting in Tax Accounting provides you with a foundation in advanced accounting skills. In this 18-month program, you’ll learn how to communicate complex tax law to clients, perform appeals, identify potential liabilities on balance sheets, and more. Our curriculum is guided by faculty with professional accounting experience outside of the classroom.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the three-part comprehensive IRS test, covering individual and business tax returns. You may also be qualified to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination, depending on your chosen electives. Obtaining either of these credentials will put you in a position to dominate your career. Learn More
Fall semester: August 15
Winter semester: December 15
Summer semester: May 1
For more information about the program, please contact:
The Office of Graduate Admissions
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25067
Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores. View additional admission information
The following prerequisite courses are built into the M.Acc. core curriculum.
|Intermediate Accounting I
|Intermediate Accounting II
|Accounting Information and Control Systems
Students have four options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:
Total credits: 30 Graduate Credit Hours
|Core courses (15 Total Credits)
|Accounting Professional Ethics
|Financial Statement Analysis
|Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities and Property
|Taxation Courses (12 Total Credits)
|IRS Practice and Procedure
|Tax Planning & Research
|Elective Courses (3 Total Credits)
|Choose one from below.
|Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination
|Advanced Managerial Accounting I
|Internal and Operational Auditing
|Financial Reporting & Data Analytics
|Contemporary Accounting Issues in Business
|Data Analytics in Auditing
|Regulatory Issues for Accountants
|Modern Business Law for Accountants
|CPA Exam Review (Part 1 – FAR & AUD) (1.5 credits)
|CPA Exam Review (Part 2 – REG & BEC) (1.5 credits)
|Financial Management (department approval ONLY)
|Managing Org. Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World (department approval ONLY)
|Marketing Decisions for Managers (department approval ONLY)
Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the Master of Accounting with concentration in Taxation curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.
Core Course Descriptions
Major Course Descriptions
Elective Course Descriptions
Foundation Course Descriptions
This information is taken from irs.gov. Please check their Enrolled Agent Information Page for the latest requirements.
*Certain IRS employees, by virtue of past technical experience, are exempt from the exam requirement.
To qualify as a candidate for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, the following requirements must be fulfilled (as quoted from the State of Florida website):
1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, unless one is using the provisions of the foreign rule.
The Board accepts degrees from schools accredited by the following associations : Middle States Association, New England Association, North Central Association, Northwest Association, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Association of Independent Schools and Colleges who have been approved by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, and Canadian Schools who have been approved by their provincial educational bodies.
2. The accounting education program must consist of 36 semester hours of upper division accounting courses including coverage of tax, auditing, financial, and cost accounting. The business education program must consist of 39 semester hours of upper division general business courses with some exceptions. One micro-economics, one macro-economics, one statistics, one business law, and one introduction to computers course may be lower division. As part of the general business hours, applicants are required to have a total of six semester hours of business law courses which must cover contracts, torts, and the Uniform Commercial Code. Excess upper division accounting courses may be used to meet the General Business requirement. Elementary accounting classes are never acceptable for credit. Courses for non-accounting majors and any M.B.A. courses that are equivalent to elementary accounting are not accepted for this requirement.
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As an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship is recognized for the highest standard of achievement for business education, earned by less than 6% of the world’s schools offering business degree programs. AACSB requires schools to meet standards of excellence in areas including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning.
Entering a program that complies with the highest accreditation standards in the world guarantees that you will learn advanced skills for high-level, long-term success in business and beyond.