Syms offers high-quality courses and programs with prominent professors, who possess national and international recognition for their practical and professional experience and teaching skills. Led by our innovative director, we have designed the program to address the fundamentals of an ever changing tax world and the latest tax developments in best tax practice, to be taught by CPAs, JDs and IRS agents who each have decades of hands on, real world experience. Upon completing our unique tax program, you will be well equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills and technique to serve as a highly qualified tax professional in diverse businesses, from startups to huge multinationals, as well as CPA and consulting firms.
The Sy Syms School of Business Masters of Science in Taxation program is a 30 credit program that can be completed in one year. Among the courses offered in the program are:
- Estate Tax
- Federal Income Tax II*
- Ethical Tax Practice and Procedure
- Deferred Compensation & Employee Benefits
- Tax Research
- International Tax
- State Taxation
- Taxation of S Corporations and their Shareholders
- Reorganizations and Liquidations
- Contemporary Topics in Taxation
- Taxation of Financial Instruments
Students who did not take an Individual Taxation class in college will be required to take it during the summer before entering the Masters in Taxation Program.
Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting but in another business discipline may be required to take courses in accounting during the summer(s) to satisfy New York State Licensure Requirements. Once your application is received, your transcript will be evaluated to create a schedule that will address your specific needs.
PLEASE NOTE: The Sy Syms School of Business' Master of Science in Taxation Program is registered in the State of New York and fulfills the educational requirements set forth by the state for licensure. If you intend to sit for the CPA exam and be licensed in another state, you are strongly advised to contact that state's Board of Accountancy as its requirements may differ.
Download course descriptions here.
*Students who satisfactorily completed Federal Income Tax II as an undergraduate will substitute in its place a different optional elective.