Master of Business Taxation Program Learning Objectives

Student Learning Outcomes

1. 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.

2. Professional Development 

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.

3. Applied Data Analysis

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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.