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Master of Taxation Accounting Graduate

Master of Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation

Summer Registration

Have you registered for the Summer term yet? Classes begin May 7.

Get started now or contact your Academic Advisor for assistance.

Beginning Fall 2018

There is a growing demand for highly trained accountants who can guide their organizations through the volatile economic environment that exists globally today. Professionals in accounting do not merely report financial positions - they create economic value.

An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and is the highest credential awarded by the IRS. To receive this credential, individuals must either pass a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or have experience as a former IRS employee. In order to maintain this elite status, enrolled agents must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

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Admissions Deadlines:

Summer 2018: April 20, 2018
Fall I 2018: August 10, 2018
Winter I 2019: December 14, 2018

  • Courses offered alternate weekends, limited weeknight offerings on the main campus and online.
  • Designed for working professionals in the field of accounting.
  • Students with limited accounting experience can complete foundation course requirements online.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 12 months.
  • Program begins three times annually with starts in August, January, and May.
  • 33-51 credit hours (based on undergraduate degree)
  • International students on a F1 visa without a bachelor's degree in accounting may not be eligible for this program.

For more information about the program, please contact:

The Office of Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-5168
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25168
hcbeinfo@nova.edu


Total credits: 33-51 (based on undergraduate degree)

Core courses (33 Total Credits)
Foundation (can be waived with undergraduate degree)
ACTP 5711 Internet Technology  
ACTP 5001 Introductory Accounting  
ACTP 5004 Cost Accounting  
ACTP 5006 Intermediate Accounting I  
ACTP 5007 Intermediate Accounting II  
ACT 5731 Accounting Information and Control Systems  
ACT 5010 Auditing  
Core
ACT 5009 Advanced Accounting  
ACT 5713 Accounting Theory  
ACT 5725 Financial Statement Analysis  
ACT 5730 Accounting Analytics  
TXX 5760 Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities and Property  

Taxation Courses (12 Total Credits)
TXX 5769 Tax Planning and Research  
TXX 5767 IRS Practice and Procedure  
TXX 5775 Corporate Taxation  
TXX 5771 Partnership Taxation  

Elective Courses (6 Total Credits)
Choose 2 from below or other concentration.
ACT 5721 Professional Ethics
ACT 5742 Contemporary Accounting Issues
ACT 5744 Regulartory Issues for Accountants
ACT 5756 International Accounting
ACT 5781 Business Law 1
ACT 5782 Business Law 2
TXX 5763 Taxation of Estates, Trusts, and Gifts
TXX 5765 Tax Policy
TXX 5766 International Taxation
TXX 5768 Real Estate Taxation
TXX 5770 Taxation of Exempt Organizations
TXX 5772 Special Topics in Taxation
TXX 5774 Fiduciary Income Taxation
FIN 5130 Financial Management (department approval ONLY)
MGT 5105 Managing Org. Behavior (department approval ONLY)
MKT 5125 Marketing Decisions for Managers (department approval ONLY)

Contact Us for additional information or proceed to our Application for Admission.

Because Master's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, each of our programs of study assume prior knowledge in selected content areas.

Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (C or higher and for the prerequisite courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 10 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I, II
  • Cost accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing

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.

Foundation Course Descriptions

Core Course Descriptions

Concentration Course Descriptions

Elective Course Descriptions

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.

Examination Dates

April - May

July - August

October - November

January - February

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