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Master of Science in Taxation

Ranked as one of the top graduate tax programs in the U.S., the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) emphasizes critical-thinking and practical skills that prepare you for employment in international accounting firms, corporate tax departments, wealth management firms, and local and regional accounting firms. Bentley’s MST is taught by experienced tax practitioners who bring real-world situations into the classroom. Faculty includes current and former Big Four partners and corporate tax department vice presidents.  Our MST program uses advanced online-learning technologies, offering you the flexibility to attend courses online or on campus.


Course Title Credits
Program Requirements (30 credits)
Taxation Core (15 credits)
TX 600Professional Tax Practice 13
TX 601Federal Taxation of Income3
TX 602Transactions3
TX 603Corporations and Shareholders3
TX 604Multi-Jurisdictional Taxation3
Electives (15 credits)
Select five of the following or any other graduate courses at the 600 level or higher.15
Federal Income Taxation
Accounting for Income Taxes
Federal Taxation of Income from Trusts and Estates
Pass-Through Entities and Closely Held Businesses
Mergers and Acquisitions
Investment Companies and Other Financial Products
Intellectual Properties
Tax Aspects of Buying and Selling a Business
Tax Accounting Problems
State and Local Tax Practice
International Tax Practice
Internship in Tax Practice

Students interested in pursuing careers in corporate taxation should consider taking AC 750 and AC 754 offered in the Master of Science in Accounting program. These courses will further prepare you for a career in corporate taxation and constitute qualifying electives that may be used to meet your requirement for 15 credits of electives at the 600 level or higher.


Professional Tax Practice is recommended to be taken as one of the first courses in the MST program.

Please note: All course work must be completed within five years.