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).

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.

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