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    May 24, 2024  
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog 
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Taxation, Technology and Analytics Concentration, MS

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Program Information

The Master of Science in Taxation with Technology and Analytics Concentration is designed for tax professionals who seek to be innovators in the field. Students learn to leverage financial information to improve strategic and effective planning and decision-making. Students will obtain key skills in data analytics, automation, visualization and communication of financial data, and an understanding of emerging technologies. This concentration provides graduates with a competitive edge through the practical application of business tools-increasingly used in the tax, accounting, and finance professions. This program is a STEM-designated degree program. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Taxation program with a Concentration in Technology and Analytics will possess the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify tax issues, determine the applicable relevant primary authority, analyze relevant primary authority and apply the authorities to reach well-reasoned oral or written conclusions.
  • Demonstrate technical tax knowledge in the areas of individual, corporate, and partnership taxation.  
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of IRS practice and procedure.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethics and standards of professional responsibilities applicable to tax practitioners.
  • Effectively communicate tax and financial information using analytics and automation technology.
  • Demonstrate experience and skill in tax planning and analysis through the use of technology tools increasingly used in the tax and accounting professions.

Requirements for the Master of Science in Taxation

The Master of Science in Taxation with Technology and Analytics Concentration requires completion of 36 units in the graduate program with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. Courses listed carry three semester units of credit unless otherwise noted. For further information regarding graduation requirements, see Academic Requirements for Graduate Programs .

Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students are expected to possess proficiency in writing to ensure they can be successful in their course of study. Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under the Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement .

Academic Program - 36 units

Required Courses - 21 units

Note: TA 319  may be waived for students with the dean’s approval for students who are seeking to complete 6 units of internship credit.

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