University of Southern California

Student learning Outcomes

1. Technical, Conceptual, Problem-Solving Requirement

Students will be competent in and be able to apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills in the fields of accounting or taxation. This learning outcome includes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as an understanding of the strategic role of accounting in business organizations and society.

2. Professional Development Requirement

Students will be able to communicate clearly, and strategically, after considering the relevant audience, situation, and purpose of the communication. Students will develop the ability to work productively with others to accomplish established goals.

3. Research/Life-Long Learning Requirement

Students will be able to use relevant research databases and academic/professional literature to gain new knowledge and analyze business situations.

4. Ethical Principles and Professional Standards Requirement

Students will be able to apply ethical principles and professional standards in analyzing situations and making informed decisions.

5. Globalization Requirement

Students will be able to demonstrate an international perspective and appreciation for diversity and cultural differences, along with their significance in global business.

Marshall Spotlight

Cornell University
Diamond Bar, California
“You will find some really great people in [the Master of Business Taxation program], and it was really helpful for me to meet, study and spend time with them outside of school. Not everyone knows what it’s like to go through a program like this, so it was really helpful to have friends I could talk with, commiserate with—and rejoice with when we succeeded.”

“The MAcc/MBT program has provided me with better analytical skills than my counterparts and a greater understanding of why certain procedures are performed during the audit process. Additionally, I honed my research skills in ACCT 525. Accounting for Income Taxes equipped me with tax skills that are a rarity in the audit field. Because of that, I am able to answer questions that would normally get routed directly to the tax department. I am grateful that I took the class because I can obtain a broader perspective of the company, and I will not just be limited to the cycles I complete within the audit.”

—Sade Baker ’14
Grant Thornton, Audit, Los Angeles, CA