Lubar Graduate Students

MS Taxation

Accounting Area Mission

The Accounting Area of the Lubar School of Business strives to provide a high-quality educational experience responsive to the needs of a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, the Wisconsin business community, and the accounting profession. We deliver rigorous, applied and theoretical programs that are technology enhanced and provide students with the knowledge and ethical framework needed to enter and progress in professional accounting careers. We engage in research that is relevant to theory, practice, and education. We collaborate with the business community to share knowledge, provide our students with real-world experience and align our programs with the needs of the industry.


Taxes often have a significant impact on business decisions. This area of concentration trains high caliber specialists who can provide expert guidance on tax matters to business organizations and to individuals. The taxation curriculum strives to develop student skills in three areas: (1) technical competence in current state, federal and international tax laws, (2) evaluation of tax consequences of business and investment decisions, and (3) conceptual understanding of the impact of the nation's tax policies on the economy and specific industries or firms. Skills developed in the taxation program are highly valued by accounting and law firms, corporate tax departments, and government agencies.

Core Courses (21-24 credits)
Bus Adm-406 Income Tax Accounting II
Bus Adm-820 Tax Research, Practices and Policy
Bus Adm-823 Corporate Income Taxation
Bus Adm-826 Tax Planning for Individuals
Bus Adm-827 Taxes and Business Strategy
Bus Adm-828 Taxation of Partnerships, S Corporations, and LLCs
Bus Adm-831 Multistate Income Taxation
Bus Adm-834 International Taxation

Elective Courses (6-9 credits)
Bus Adm-825 Estate Planning
Bus Adm-829 Executive Compensation and Benefits
Bus Adm-832 Property Taxation
Bus Adm-837 Sales and Use Taxation
Bus Adm-838 Managing State and Local Tax Audits
Bus Adm-839 Topics in Taxation
Other approved graduate business courses (maximum of 9 credits)

Total Degree Credits Required: 30 Credits

Foundation CoursesStudents admitted to the MS-Taxation program without sufficient background must complete the following additional courses (foundation courses do not apply as credit for the degree):

Bus Adm-405 Income Tax Accounting I (3 cr)
Bus Adm-703 Financial Accounting (3 cr)
Bus Adm-721 Financial Accounting Theory (3 cr)

Students are assumed to have basic proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software for microcomputers; credits taken to acquire these skills do not apply toward the degree.

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The UWM-Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up-to-date. However, it is the student's responsibility to verify all program requirements with an academic advisor in Graduate Program Services.