Admission Requirements

Taxation certificates are associated with the Master of Business Taxation (MBT) Program which is a rigorous, challenging, and rewarding experience that will deepen your understanding of the field of taxation and illuminate new professional paths. 

We look for applicants who have strong academic backgrounds and a commitment to improving their professional communities. Applicants should have a strong familiarity with the fundamentals of business management.


Candidates must have:

  •  An undergraduate degree (in any field)
  •  Completed ACCT 2050 Introduction to Financial Reporting and ACCT 5135 Fundamentals of Federal Income Tax (or their equivalents)*

*We consider and conditionally admit applicants before they have taken these courses, but they must complete them with a C or better before enrolling in MBT courses or certificates.


The following factors are considered when looking at applications:

  •  Academic record
  •  Test scores (GMAT or LSAT), required unless candidates meet waiver qualifications
  •  Relevant work experience in the tax field
  •  CPA certification

Application Deadlines

  • Fall start: June 15
  • Spring start: October 15
  • Summer start: March 15

We will accept applications after the deadline if space is available.


Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. All applicants will receive an admissions decision via email. The process can take four to six weeks.

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