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 8 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 (3 courses; minimum of 6 credit hours). Some of the courses that count toward the concentration, include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • International Taxation
  • Introduction to Business Entity Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Wealth Transfer Taxation

Capstone Requirement (1 course or experience; minimum of 2 credit hours) Students must complete at least one capstone course or experience that either 1) integrates the theoretical with the practical application of taxation issues or 2) requires completion of substantial writing on an advanced taxation issue. Courses which fulfill this requirement include:

  • Estate Planning
  • Sem: Tax Policy
  • Other taxation seminars (approved by concentration advisor)
  • Externship Clinic I (IRS)
  • Other tax-related externship (approved by concentration advisor)

Faculty Advisor for Taxation Concentration - Kerry Ryan