It’s no longer “business as usual” in the area of taxation. Sweeping reforms in our nation’s federal and state tax laws have rapidly increased demand for knowledgeable and well-versed tax experts. Offered through the Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University, the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program is designed to meet the growing educational and training needs of area professionals. The School is fully accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This prestigious seal of academic approval is held by only a third of all U.S. business schools.
In addition, Princeton Review has selected Bellarmine University as one of its 294 best business schools in the nation.
Our MST program is highly focused and practice-oriented, dedicated exclusively to the study of taxation. In scope, it is much more specific than the traditional course of study pursued in an MBA program with only a concentration in taxation.
The program is designed to provide the student with both the theoretical background and technical expertise needed to succeed as a tax professional. The program is suitable for practicing accountants and attorneys, financial planners, recent accounting graduates and non-accountants wishing to enter the field of taxation. Both entry-level and experienced professionals will benefit from the program.
Emphasis is placed on technical competence in practical applications of current tax law as well as research and planning. Students in the program are exposed to all areas of taxation, including individual, partnership, corporate, international, compensation, trust, procedures and estate taxation. Courses not only cover the basics of taxation but also advanced subject matter and procedural areas of tax law.
Credits in the MST program may qualify toward the 150-semester hours of education requirement for obtaining CPA certification. Details on what will qualify may, however, vary from state to state depending on rules of each state accounting board.
Office of Graduate Admission
Allen Hall, 4th Floor
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205