Enhance your Master of Science in Accounting degree with a concentration in Taxation from Southern New Hampshire University, available on campus and online. The focused taxation curriculum will introduce you to key concepts, rules and practices in income taxation for individuals, corporations and partnerships, as well as excise tax on estates and goods.
Taught by professional accountants, the interactive MS in taxation degree program is designed to prepare you to meet the growing demand in the workplace for highly skilled accountants. Through practical, interactive coursework, you'll gain the analytical and technical skills public and private companies and municipal agencies require in their accounting professionals. You'll gain the foundation you need to launch your career in this high-demand accounting specialty.
SNHU's master's in accounting with a taxation concentration will prepare you for a career as a tax specialist. The program meets the 150-credit-hour requirement to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in most states. In some states, having a master's means supervised work requirements are reduced by up to two years, so you could become certified even faster.
Along with the comprehensive training in accounting practices and principles, this accounting degree program will probe into the theory and practice of important tax-specific topics, including:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in accounting at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Our master’s in accounting with a taxation concentration will help you interact effectively with executive management and succeed in middle and senior management positions. Whether you want to work for a public corporation, private firm or governmental agency, you'll gain the business acumen to make an immediate impact. You'll also be prepared for CPA, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) professional certification exams.
Complicated financial regulations have increased the demand for accounting professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and corporate governance regulations, and increased accountability for protecting an organization's stakeholders will drive job growth." The BLS puts career growth at 13 percent through 2022 for accountants and auditors.
Students in the MS in Accounting degree program and those taking accounting courses at our centers will learn from experienced faculty members who have spent years putting accounting principles into practice and sharing their extensive knowledge with students.
This course deals with the federal taxation of gratuitous transfers during a taxpayer's lifetime and property transfers at death. After gaining knowledge of the relevant statutes, regulations and case law, the student will develop estate and gift planning strategies to address estate and gift planning aspects of business and life events.
This course explores the methods and techniques of federal tax research. In addition, students will learn the rules and procedures for representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service.
This course offers an in-depth study of special topics in federal taxation. Major, contemporary problem areas of taxation are explored.
This course is designed to introduce the student who is familiar with financial auditing principles to advanced auditing topics including 1) beyond the financial audit, 2) when audits go wrong, and 3) behavioral and ethical concerns for auditors. The course utilizes a combination of case studies, student presentations, and reviews of current auditing research and professional materials to assist students in increasing their knowledge of auditing. This is a reading intensive course.
New auditing and quality control standards adopted by the PCAOB and the AICPA require auditors to have adequate technical training and must understand the role information technologies play in the maintenance and effective internal control of financial information. Knowledge of EDP auditing and control is particularly important in complying with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), which requires auditors to attest to the standards of internal control and any material weaknesses disclosed by senior management. This course will give auditors the knowledge they need to comply with SOX Section 404 by allowing them to test the process rather than just the product of the financial information system. Select curricular standards set by ISACA will be addressed to assess and to improve auditing and internal control practices.
This course is an examination of advanced topics in accounting, including SEC reporting, corporations in financial difficulty, multinational accounting and additional consolidation reporting issues not covered in Financial Reporting II.
This course deals with the application of academic research related to ethical decision making, identifying evolving ethical issues in the accounting and business environment, and evaluating and applying theories of ethics and justice. Students will be exposed to ethical situations affecting the accounting and business environments to gain a solid foundation on which to address possible circumstances they may face as accounting professionals.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the M.S. in Accounting program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
This course is a study of finance from a corporate perspective including investments, capital structure and re-structuring, budgeting, financial markets, policy, and portfolio management. Students will analyze a firm's opportunities and risk level within these categories to evaluate the impact on shareholder's value.
This course provides a survey of the legal environment of business by looking at legal issues and regulations in a business context. The students assess the impact of business law on organizational decision making for informing strategic legal decisions. The course covers employment law, contracts, tort and product liability, internet law as well as other legal issues affecting the business environment. The students also assess the legal and ethical implications of US companies doing business abroad.
Learn how to manage people and organizations effectively using communication as a tool. Enhance skills and techniques in motivating, leading change, developing relationships and team building through effective communication of core visions, active listening and providing feedback. Develop strategic management and communication skills that positively affect stakeholder behavior. Gain comprehensive, hands-on-experience in constructing documents and presentations that inform, persuade and influence the intended audience to achieve strategic goals.
This course studies the theories and practices of income taxation of corporations and partnerships and excise tax on estates and gifts.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the concepts, procedures, and practices of accounting systems that record, classify, and report cost data. These systems are designed to aid in the cost-effective operation of for-profit and non- profit organizations. This course focuses on cost behaviors, alternative cost systems, and accounting tools for planning and control. Additional topics studied would include relevant cost analysis for management decisions, cost/ revenue allocation methods, inventory management, and transfer pricing.
This course examines financial accounting theories and practices and emphasizes asset and liability, measurement and reporting.
This course is a continuation of ACC 610. Topics include stockholders' equity, income measurement, income taxes, pensions, leases and statements of changes in financial positions.
This course examines such advanced accounting topics as partnerships, consolidations, insolvencies, estates and trusts.
This course is a study of the concepts and methods of professional auditing.
This course studies the theory and practice of federal income taxation of individuals.
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
This course emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University's graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
This program is accredited by both NEASC and ACBSP.