The Concentration in Taxation offers students the opportunity to concentrate in courses that will expose them to the complex concepts and statutes that underlie taxation. Each student must complete the basic Taxation course before fulfilling the concentration requirements. Students must complete a minimum of 10 additional hours of advanced taxation courses for the concentration. Students attending the full-time program will be able to complete the concentration requirements within the existing scheduling schema. Students attending the part-time program who are able to take an occasional day/afternoon course will also be able to complete the concentration requirements.

Concentration Requirements

Advanced taxation courses (8 credit hours). Some of the courses that count toward the concentration include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Fiduciary Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Seminars in Taxation (approved from semester to semester by faculty advisor Kerry Ryan)

Capstone-Skills Integration or Writing Component (at least 2 credit hours) As part of the ten credit hours of advanced taxation courses, students must complete one course that integrates the theoretical with the practical application of taxation issues. This requirement may be completed 1) through a professional skills course that simulates a taxation related practice problem or 2) substantial writing on an advanced tax issue. Students may satisfy this requirement by successfully completing the following:

  • Estate Planning course
  • State and Local Taxation course
  • Other courses with a significant writing/drafting component approved by Prof. Kerry Ryan such as
  • directed research supervised by faculty member teaching taxation courses or
  • taxation seminars offered from time to time.

Faculty Advisor for Taxation Concentration - Kerry Ryan

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