Cox School offers tax concentration in graduate accounting program

With the aid of a $500,000 gift from the Ernst & Young Foundation, SMU’s Cox School of Business has created a tax concentration for the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program. The Ernst & Young gift will support the establishment of new graduate tax courses, as well as the Ernst & Young Tax Scholar and Ernst & Young Tax Mentor programs, which will provide scholarships and mentoring opportunities to full-time MSA students pursuing the tax concentration.

Students in the tax concentration will take the 16 required hours of accounting that all MSAs take (which includes four hours of taxation courses), along with four additional courses in tax accounting: Advanced Entities, Tax Research, International and Interstate Tax Accounting, and Accounting for Income Taxes. Successful completion of the new tax concentration will enable individuals to enter the accounting profession as highly trained tax professionals and increase their overall marketability.

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