Tax Concentration

Binghamton University's MS Accounting Tax Concentration is designed to prepare students for future careers as financial leaders in taxation. With a mixture of specialized and integrative tax courses, this one-year program provides a comprehensive understanding of modern tax and policy issues, developing the necessary skills to excel within accounting.

While most accountants have a general understanding of basic tax principles, those who specialize in taxation establish professions as advisors, consultants, and strategists in tax-related issues for both individuals and organizations. Courses are taught by experts directly from the field, alongside Binghamton faculty, offering years of experience to ensure a quality blend of theory and practice.

Students are required to complete 18 credits of tax-related courses which are available only through the MS Accounting Program. Admission to the concentration occurs only during the fall semester, and requires students to have an undergraduate degree in accounting from a U.S. accredited program.

Coursework and Curriculum

Prerequisite: Entities Taxation (Corporate Tax)

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACCT 540: Financial Accounting Theory or ACCT 541: Auditing and Managerial Accounting Theory (4 credits) ACCT 540: Financial Accounting Theory or ACCT 541: Auditing and Managerial Accounting Theory (4 credits)
ACCT 573: Individual Taxation (4 credits) ACCT 555: Advanced Accounting Theory (4 credits)
MGMT 530: Global & Ethical Environments (2 credits) ACCT 583E: Taxation of Business Transactions (4 credits)
ACCT 583A: Asset Management Tax (2 credits) ACCT 583D: International Tax (2 credits)
ACCT 583H: Finance Acct – Aspects of Income Tax (2 credits) ACCT 583G: Capstone Project in Taxation (2 credits)
ACCT 583I: State and Local Tax (2 credits)  
Total credits: 16 Total credits: 16