MBT students take five required courses (12 credits) that establish a foundation of core knowledge, but also choose from a varied set of electives to earn their remaining 18 credits. These elective classes allow students to concentrate on a specific area that aligns with their career goals or piques their intellectual curiosity. Four-credit classes meet for the full term; two-credit classes meet for a half semester during either the A term (first half) or B term (second half).
- MBT 5223 - Tax Exempt Organizations
- MBT 5226 - Negotiation Techniques in Taxation
- MBT 5323 - Mergers and Acquisitions I
- MBT 5333 - Tax Aspects of Consolidated Returns
- MBT 5335 - Taxation of the Small Business Corporation
- MBT 5340 - Taxation of Partners and Partnerships
- MBT 5346 - ASC 740 Computations and Analysis
- MBT 5347 - Tax Technology and Analytics Fundamentals
- MBT 5348 - Advanced ASC 740 Concepts
- MBT 5350 - Wealth Transfer (Estates and Gifts)
- MBT 5353 - Taxation of Fiduciaries (Trusts and Estates)
- MBT 5360 - State and Local Taxation
- MBT 5363 - Compensation and Benefits
- MBT 5370 - Taxation of Property Transactions
- MBT 5380 - Tax Aspects of International Business I
- MBT 5381 - Tax Aspects of International Business II
- MBT 5382 - Transfer Pricing
- MBT 5500 - Business, Government, and Economic Tax Policy
The Minnesota State Board of Accountancy grants 15 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) for each semester credit earned in the MBT Program.
The State of Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education awards continuing legal education (CLE) credits for MBT courses, but there is no standard formula. At the end of each term, the MBT office sends an email listing the number of CLE and CPE credits awarded for classes.
Students and Alumni on Real-World Application
Students and Alumni of the Master of Business Taxation program at the Carlson School of Management explain how well the learnings in the classroom can be used for real-world application on the job.