Online Tax Executives Certificate

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Advance Your Tax Career with Specialized Expertise

The online Certificate in Tax Executive Taxation from the Carlson School of Management is specifically designed for professionals working in large corporate tax departments. This AACSB-accredited credential delivers the technical and practical skills needed most in these fast-paced environments, preparing you for the next phase of your career. Because this program is delivered 100% online in a flexible format, you can learn from anywhere and continue your education while working full time.

Associated Degree: Online MBT

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

Executive Tax Certificate Courses

The online Tax Executives Taxation Certificate consists of six courses and 12 total credits. We've designed our curriculum to focus on the subjects that help tax professionals excel and qualify for promotions, such as corporate tax, international taxation, and tax analytics.

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 6333: Consolidated Tax Returns - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6346: ASC 740 Computations and Analysis - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6347: Tax Technology and Analytics Fundamentals - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6348: Advanced ASC 740 - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6361: State and Local Taxation - 2 Credits
  • MBT 6381: International Tax I - 2 Credits
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Prepare for Leadership Roles in Taxation

Tax experts are in demand today and in the future, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting that 1,538,400 new jobs will be added to the market through 2032.1 Employment of financial specialists in the accounting field is expected to grow faster than the national average – five percent during the same period.1 You can enhance your skills in this essential area with a certificate tailored to executive roles in large corporations.

  • $147,883 Median salary for chief financial officers2
  • $96,220 Median salary for corporate financial analysts3

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 tax executive taxation can apply their credits toward Carlson'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 Tax Executive Taxation Graduate 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 Tax Executive 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 tax executive taxation allows you to upskill quickly in targeted areas that can enhance your career. Leadership careers in taxation include chief financial officer, corporate financial analyst, compliance officer, and auditor.

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 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Analysts.

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