University of Southern California

Degree Requirements

MBT-WP students must take one required tax class during their first semester, either Fall or Spring.
ACCT 550T and/or 560T are prerequisites for most tax elective courses. Most students complete the program in two to three years.

The availability of tax elective courses will depend on faculty schedules as well as demand for the courses.

Required Courses
4 Required Tax Courses 12 units
1 Communication Course 3 units
Elective Courses
3 Tax Elective Courses 9 units
2 Floating Elective Courses 6 units
TOTAL (minimum)
10 Courses 30 units
Additional Courses
Corporate Finance Course 3 units
*Required for all students
May be completed prior to enrollment or at USC
Required Tax Courses (4)
Course Number Course Name

ACCT 550T

Tax Research and Practice
ACCT 560T Tax Theory and Its Business Applications

ACCT 551T

Taxation of Partnerships and S-Corps
ACCT 561T Corporate Taxation

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Communication Course (1)

BUCO 533

Managing Communication in Organizations

GSBA 523T

Communication for Accounting Professionals

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Tax Electives (Choose at least 3 courses)
ACCT 563T Federal Estate and Gift Taxes
ACCT 567T Real Estate Property Taxation
ACCT 568T International Taxation (Foreign Business)
ACCT 569T Advanced Partnership Taxation
ACCT 570T State and Local Tax Concepts
ACCT 571T Taxation of Individuals
ACCT 573T Federal Tax Procedure
ACCT 576T Consolidations
ACCT 577T Compensation Taxation
ACCT 578T Advanced Corporate Taxation
ACCT 580T Tax Accounting Methods
ACCT 583 Accounting for Income Taxes
ACCT 584 Family Wealth Preservation

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Floating Electives (2)
Choose from courses listed under Tax Electives or from graduate or MBA courses with these designations: FBE 5XX, BAEP 5XX, MKT 5XX, MOR 5XX, IOM 5XX, BUCO 5XX, PPD 5XX, RED 5XX according to your career goals.
Some Floating Elective Ideas - recommended by former graduates of the program
ACCT 581 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 582 Mergers and Acquisitions
ACCT 585 Professional Accounting Concepts
ACCT 557 Advanced Auditing Topics
ACCT 587 Forensic Accounting
ACCT 599 Strategy and Operations Through CFO Lens
FBE 557 Legal Environment of Business
FBE 558 Law of Corporate Finance and Management
FBE 529 Financial Analysis and Valuation
FBE 527 Entrepreneurial Finance: Financial Mgt for Developing Firms
MOR 548 Competitive Advantage Through People
MOR 551 Performance Management and Motivation
MOR 567 Interpersonal Influence and Power
MOR 569 Negotiation and Deal Making
MOR 579 The Business of Sports Entertainment
MOR 573 Ethical and Social Issues in Business

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