Master of Business Taxation Curriculum

Core Coursework

4 Tax Courses
1 Accounting Ethics Course 1 Communication Course

Elective Coursework

3 Tax Electives
1 Floating Elective

TOTAL: 30 Units/10 Courses

Core Tax Coursework

  • ACCT 550T: Tax Research and Professional Responsibilities
  • ACCT 560T: Tax Theory and Ethics
  • ACCT 551T: Taxation of Partnerships and S-Corps
  • ACCT 561T: Corporate Taxation
  • ACCT 530: Ethics for Professional Accountants

You will be placed in a Communication course based on your background

Tax Electives

  • ACCT 526: Global Accounting Experience
  • ACCT 532: Financial Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions
  • ACCT 533: Mergers and Acquisitions: Tax Planning and Strategy
  • ACCT 563T: Estate and Gift Taxes
  • ACCT 567T: Taxation of Transactions in Property
  • ACCT 568T: International Taxation (Foreign Business)
  • ACCT 569T: Advanced Partnership Taxation
  • ACCT 570T: State and Local Tax Concepts
  • ACCT 571T: Taxation of Business Owners and High Net-Worth Individuals
  • ACCT 578T: Advanced Corporate Taxation
  • ACCT 580T: Tax Accounting Methods
  • ACCT 583: Income Tax Accounting and Auditing
  • ACCT 584: Family Wealth Preservation

Floating Electives

Students are able to choose a floating elective in accounting from a wide variety of business classes. In addition to MBA electives, past students have chosen electives relevant to their career goals from the USC Gould School of Law, School of Cinematic Arts, and The Price School of Public Policy. Some students have room in their programs to take additional floating electives.

*Curriculum approval required by academic advisor