Careers in Business Taxation

Become a Leader in the Tax Field

Careers in business taxation offer job security and significant earning potential, and an online MBT degree can help you advance in this growing field. The skills and personalized career support you gain with Carlson can be immediately applied in your current role or leveraged for promotions and new opportunities. Employment in accounting and auditing is expected to increase 4% through 2032,1 and the median annual wage for management professionals in Minnesota was $131,230 in 2022.2

What Can You Do With a Master's in Taxation Degree?

The online MBT from the Carlson School can prepare you to enhance your career as a leader in public accounting and beyond, opening doors to positions like tax consultant, financial analyst, and IRS agent. More tax careers and salaries are listed below.

  • Vice-President, Taxes: $229,536 per year3
  • Tax Director: $159,948 per year4
  • Senior Tax Manager: $138,341 per year5

Program Outcomes

After completing your program, you will have:

  • Strong technical knowledge across a broad array of tax topics
  • Strong tax research skills across multiple platforms
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • An understanding of the relationship between tax and the broader business world
  • The ability to consult over a broad range of issues
  • The ability to analyze and problem-solve both tax and business issues
  • Knowledge and skills to take on leadership roles in accounting firms and corporations

Alumni Achievements

In the greater Minneapolis–St. Paul region, 22 of the top 25 public companies employ Carlson master's in taxation current students and graduates in their corporate tax departments. Of Minnesota's top 25 CPA firms, 24 employ Carlson MBT graduates and students in their tax departments. Explore more alumni achievements below:




alumni have become tax and accounting professors


graduate elected to the Minnesota State Senate


students and graduates work for the Internal Revenue Service

Career Resources

The Carlson Business Career Center (CBCC) has connections with hundreds of companies that recruit students like you. So whether you'd like to join a corporation, work for a non-profit, start your own business, or advance in your industry, we offer the support you need. With dedicated career coaches from a variety of backgrounds, the CBCC can help you launch the next phase of your career.

Student Career Resources

  • Career counseling and tests
  • Career fair and networking events
  • Job search tools and resume reviews
  • Mock interviews and negotiation strategies


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accountants and Auditors. Retrieved from
  2. O*NET OnLine. Minnesota Wages: Managers, All Other. Retrieved from
  3. Average Vice President (VP), Taxes Salary. Retrieved from
  4. Average Tax Director Salary. Retrieved from
  5. Average Senior Taxation Manager Salary. Retrieved from

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