Online International Taxation Certificate

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Play a Critical Role in Global Business

The online International Taxation Certificate from the Carlson School of Management is designed for professionals who want to become subject-matter experts in the complex and demanding area of international tax. 

This AACSB-accredited program delivers a deep understanding of technical elements, regulations, and tax planning opportunities involved in international taxation. Upon completion, you will be prepared for accounting leadership roles in multinational corporations or public accounting firms with international clients.

Associated Degree: Online MBT

9-24 months
work experience
Work experience
Not required
start date
Start date
January, September

International Tax Certificate Courses

The online International Taxation Certificate consists of six courses and 12 total credits. You will complete a core of five courses, then choose from an extensive list of elective options to customize your studies for your professional goals. Our career-focused curriculum explores essential topics like corporate tax, mergers and acquisitions, and transfer pricing to give you the specialized knowledge to excel. 

Instructional design experts developed the Carlson School's taxation courses specifically for the online modality to ensure our students have access to the highest-quality learning experiences. All courses in this program meet the accounting requirements for the CPA exam and count toward the continuing education credits required to maintain CPA licensure.

  • MBT 6231: Corporate Tax - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6232: Corporate Taxation II - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6381: International Tax I - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6382: International Tax II - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6383: Transfer Pricing - 2 Credits

Select one of the following courses to meet the 12-credit requirement:

  • MBT 6201: Tax Accounting Methods I - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6221: Tax Research, Communication, and Practice - 4 Credits
  • MBT 6226: Negotiation Techniques in Taxation - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6333: Tax Aspects of Consolidated Returns - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6335: Taxation of the Small Business Corporation - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6341: Taxation of Partners and Partnerships - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6346: ASC 740 Computations and Analysis - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6347: Tax Technology and Analytics Fundamentals - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6351: Wealth Transfer I (Estates and Gifts) - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6353: Income Taxation of Fiduciaries - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6361: State and Local Taxation - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6363: Compensation and Benefits - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6371: Taxation of Property Transactions - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6501: Business, Government, and Economic Tax Policy - 2 Credits
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Become an International Taxation Expert

In today's global economy, international tax experts play an essential role in organizations that conduct business outside of the United States. With our online International Taxation Certificate, you can grow your expertise in this in-demand area and prepare for career advancement. Employment growth for accounting professionals is expected to increase by 4% through 2032, with around 126,500 new openings projected each year during that period.1

  • $128,024 Median salary for international tax managers2
  • $122,000 Median salary for foreign investment managers3

Why Earn a Taxation Certificate?

Our graduate certificates allow you to take master's-level courses and specialize your skills in a targeted area. You can upskill quickly and earn a valuable credential without committing to a full degree. Throughout your program, you will grow your network by learning alongside fellow professionals in classes led by taxation experts. Plus, students who complete the online graduate certificate in international taxation can apply their credits toward the Carlson School of Management's Master of Business Taxation degree program.*

Tuition Details

The Carlson School's taxation certificates provide the advanced knowledge and hands-on experience you need for professional development and long-term career growth. This program consists of 12 credits with a tuition cost of $1,545 per credit hour. The total tuition cost is $18,540. You can transfer up to two credits of graduate tax coursework to accelerate your program completion time.

Admissions Details and Application Deadlines

The Carlson School of Management offers a streamlined online application for our graduate certificate programs. There is no minimum GPA requirement, and our application fee is $75, with a waiver available for active-duty U.S. military service members. You can explore other requirements below.

Admissions Requirements Overview

The following materials are required to apply to the International Taxation Certificate program:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Completed application
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities/colleges where coursework has been completed
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume

Prerequisite Courses

The following required prerequisite courses may be taken after admission but must be completed before students are eligible to begin taxation program courses: ACCT 2051 (4 credits) and ACCT 5135 (4 credits). Equivalent courses may be substituted with the approval of the director of graduate studies.

Application Deadlines 

Spring Start 


Fall Start 


October 15June 15

We accept applications after the deadline if space is available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about the Carlson School's International Taxation Certificate below.

The first step is to start your application.

Work experience is not required for admission, but applicants must submit a current resume. Contact us to learn more about our admissions policy.

Earning a graduate certificate in international taxation allows you to upskill quickly in targeted areas that can enhance your career. Career paths in international taxation include foreign investment manager and international tax specialist. 

Tuition is $1,545 per credit hour. You'll complete 12 credits for a total tuition cost of $18,540. You can contact us to learn more about tuition and fees.

Most students complete this graduate certificate program in 9-24 months.

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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accountants and Auditors.
  2. Average International Tax Manager Salary.
  3. Average Investment Manager Salary.

*To begin this process, certificate candidates must apply for admission to the master's program. Contact us to learn more.