Business Taxation Admissions

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

Who we're looking for 

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.


Admissions Prerequisites

Bachelor's Degree

A first university degree that is equivalent to a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree in any field.

Completion of tax courses

Completed ACCT 2051 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.

Non-degree Student Course Admission

If you're considering the program or would like to take a specialized tax course, you can enroll in a MBT class as long as you:

  • meet class prerequisites
  • receive approval from program staff

Prior to admission, you can take a maximum of 10 MBT credits that can later be applied to your degree if admitted to the program.

Follow the steps below to register for classes. 

To avoid cancellation of your registration, be sure to pay your tuition and fees in fully by the first billing due date of the semester.

Use the Class Search tool at OneStop to find course details.  Classes are listed under the subject MBT.

  1. Complete the Registration Request for Graduate Credit form
  2. Email completed, signed form to Paul Gutterman at for approval. Once approved, the form will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar (OTR) within 1 business day.
  3. Processing by OTR will take 3-5 business days, after which you'll receive a confirmation and next steps email. This email will be sent to the one you listed on your request form. 

For more info, visit the Non-degree graduate registration page.

Initiate your Internet ID after you have been contacted by University staff with your student ID number from step 2 that your record has been activated. 

Your Internet ID, which is different than your student ID number, gives you access to the University’s online systems. Here you can access your University email and the student portal, MyU, where you can see your grades, and pay your bill.

After you initiate your Internet ID, log in to MyU

You can update your personal information, verify the details of your registration, pay your bill, and get transcripts in MyU. Make sure that your personal information is current so that you do not miss out on mail or email notifications from the University.


The following factors are considered when looking at applications:

  • Academic record
  • Personal statement
  • Relevant work experience in the tax field
  • CPA certification
  • English Language Test (if applicable)


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

Get your application ready.

Contact Master in Business Taxation