Dean Geoffrey Garrett
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BS Business Administration (BUAD)
BS Accounting (ACCT)
World Bachelor in Business (WBB)
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Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Part-Time MBA (MBA.PM)
International MBA (IBEAR)
Online MBA (OMBA)
MS Business Administration (MSBUSAD)
MS Business Analytics (MSBA)
MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation (MSEI)
MS Finance (MSF)
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
MS Marketing (MSMKT)
MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE)
Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT.WP)
Data Sciences + Operations
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GC in Business Analytics
GC in Financial Analysis + Valuation
GC in Management Studies
GC in Marketing
GC in Optimization + Supply Chain Management
GC in Strategy + Management Consulting
GC in Sustainability + Business
GC in Technology Commercialization
GC in Library and Information Management – Online
Business Communication (BUCO)
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Leventhal School of Accounting (ACCT)
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (BAEP)
Management and Organization (MOR)
Institutes + Centers
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative
Institute for Outlier Research in Business
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
USC Marshall Venture Fund
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
Center for Effective Organizations
Center for Global Innovation
Center for Investment Studies
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Jennifer and James R. Parks Master of Business Taxation
The Jennifer and James R. Parks Master of Business Taxation (MBT) program provides an in-depth specialization in taxation and analytical skills designed to prepare students for a successful career in the tax field. Intended for today’s professionals using technology and data tools in applying the breadth of tax law and regulations, the program provides students with the technical, analytical, and communication skills necessary to assist clients large and small.
MBT PROGRAM BENEFITS
#1 by TFE Times
#7 by U.S. News and World Report
#5 by Public Accounting Report
USC Leventhal is committed to providing our students with opportunities to interact and explore employment opportunities. Students are able to take advantage of a full range of services including one-on-one career advising, career workshops and interview coaching to help pursue the recruiting process with confidence.
Students are given the opportunity to explore accounting and business practices with a global perspective. This is open to all full-time MAcc and MBT students and includes an 8-day trip over Spring Break to visit companies and meet high level business executives.
MBT ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
Student Learning Outcomes
Technical, Conceptual, Problem-Solving
Students will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills related to taxation of individuals, flow-through entities, and corporations. In addition, students will recognize potential opportunities for tax savings and tax planning.
Students will convert complex and technical tax terminology into language that translates to non-technical audiences. This outcome allows students to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills that build relationships with clients over time, and be able to prepare work products with careful attention to word choice, tone, and accuracy.
Applied Data Analytics
Students will be able to analyze business and tax objectives, issues and problems and identify the data necessary for solutions. They will integrate data tools and languages and communicate answers in pragmatic and understandable terms.
Research / Life-Long Learning
Students will use computer-based and paper-based systems to thoroughly research and analyze tax codes, tax law, rulings and interpretations, providing for adaptability as the tax law changes over time.
Ethical Principles and Professional Standards
Students will demonstrate understanding of and apply consistently the ethical principles and professional standards related to the profession, including the standards in taking a tax position. Students will also show the ability to express and follow rules of independence exhibiting the highest sense of professional ethics.
Globalization and Diversity
Students will be able to explain key differences in taxing policies related to expatriates and the countries they live and work in - allowing them to reflect on cultural and ethnic differences in approaches to business and taxation policies.
Complete in 2 or 3 semesters depending on undergraduate degree and/or prior coursework. Total of 30-45 units.
Summer: Students without an accounting degree or equivalent coursework begin the program with the Summer Intensive Program prior to the fall semester
Fall/Spring: All students admitted to the program
Core Courses (15 units)
This 15 unit 8-week summer course is designed for incoming Master of Accounting and Master of Business Taxation students with limited accounting backgrounds. The program is designed as a critical foundation to prepare these students for success in the classroom and employment recruiting during the full-time academic year. Students need an undergraduate degree and as few as three specific accounting and business courses prior to beginning Summer Intensive.
Students in the Summer Intensive Program come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. Some students have just graduated and others have been out for 3+ years.
We understand that the program is challenging so our Faculty and Instructional Assistants provide extensive support throughout the summer. The Instructional Assistants, all recent graduates from our program and many having completed Summer Intensive in the prior year, lead review sessions and provide assistance during homework and study time.
Prerequisites: Introductory Accounting, Economics - Micro or Macro, Statistics
Summer Intensive Curriculum: Intermediate Accounting, Introduction to Audit & Assurance, Introduction to Taxation, Advanced Accounting
Throughout the Summer Intensive students will participate in professional development workshops designed to expand skills in business communication, writing and presentations.
While the summer study schedule is quite intense, we encourage our students to create balance during this time. The Program Office plans several events to encourage students to relax and take a break from their studies.
APPLYING TO THE MBT PROGRAM
Thank you for considering Leventhal as a place to pursue your graduate accounting education. We seek to recruit a class with diverse backgrounds and experiences bringing different perspectives into class discussions and group projects. We have a holistic approach to our admissions process and look at every component of an applicants file. There is not one particular thing we are looking for. Through the admissions process we want to get to know "You", your story, and what makes you unique. We look forward to getting to know you throughout the process.
DATES + DEADLINES
Domestic Applicants: Deadline for Summer Start - March 31Deadline for Fall Start - April 15International Applicants: Final Deadline - January 15** We will continue to accept and review applications after the deadline on a space-available basis. Please keep deadlines in mind when scheduling your tests (GMAT, TOEFL, etc.) or mailing transcripts as it often takes some time for these items to reach our office. We highly recommend attaching official transcripts to your application before submitting in order to speed the review process.
David ParkUSC Leventhal School of Accounting3660 Trousdale Parkway, ACC 101Los Angeles, CA 90089-0441EMAILPhone: 213-740-4838Fax: 213-747-2815
Helpful LINKS for students applying to USC Marshall.
Weekly Chats with a Live Leventhal RepresentativeHeld every Wednesday (excluding holidays) from 3pm - 3:45pm PT. CLICK HERE to log into the event on the day/time you plan to attend.
Online Information Sessions (click links below to register)
- February 9, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - February 23, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - March 9, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00PM - March 23, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MBT STUDENT LIFE
Leventhal Ambassadors are current MAcc and MBT students who are here to answer any questions you might have. The ambassador program is a great way for students to get involved in the admissions process and help applicants get to know the program and the university from a student's perspective. We encourage applicants to contact our ambassadors as it is one of the best ways to learn about USC Leventhal! You can ask questions about anything, but most commonly our ambassadors receive questions about: