Being a tax professional is a challenging and rewarding career, applying an extensive set of financial rules in a variety of organizations – certified public accounting (CPA) firms, law firms, corporations, tax-exempt organizations, and in branches of government.

The rules are ever evolving and changing, as are the tools utilized to perform functions such as tax return preparation and tax impact modeling. Considering the global business and tax implications that exist in many organizations today, with you’re Graduate Certificate in Taxation, you’ll have the platform to utilize these skills to provide significant value in any organization.

Program Type

Graduate Certificate

Program Format

On Campus
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Through this program, you will receive the advanced training to be a consultant with a CPA or law firm, be part of an organization’s internal financial staff, or serve as an auditor with a government agency. The courses included with the certificate will train you to research and apply the rules to the issues identified, with sound factual and legal reasoning resulting in a supportable conclusion. You will further be prepared to apply those conclusions to positions on tax returns or in transaction modeling projects where mitigating the tax impact is essential.

The Graduate Certificate in Taxation is taught by a combination of professors that bring significant research and teaching credentials and instructors from the business community that bring real-world experience to the classroom.

Graduate Certificate in Taxation (15 credits)

Required Courses (9 credits)

BUS ADM 821 Business Taxation
BUS ADM 823 Corporate Income Taxation
BUS ADM 828 Taxation of Partnerships, S Corps, and LLCs

Elective Courses (6 credits)

Choose two from the following:
BUS ADM 820 Tax Research, Practice and Procedure
BUS ADM 826 Tax Planning for Individuals
BUS ADM 839 Topics in Taxation

Additional Taxation certificate requirements as well as course descriptions can be found on the Graduate School website.

To be considered for admission, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better. Students will be required to have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, with a major in accounting or finance, or a Juris Doctor law degree. Coursework must include at least one course in taxation. This certificate may be completed alone or in combination with the Lubar College’s MBA or MS in Management degree program.

To apply, complete the online application. Please also send your official transcript (from highest degree earned) to the Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 340, Milwaukee, WI 53201.


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