Academic Programs Catalog

The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Graduate Study
Taxation - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Taxation is designed to meet the needs of business and accounting professionals, as well as career changers by providing an understanding of principles of tax and tax planning and builds the skills students need to deepen that knowledge and adapt to continual changes in the tax law and profession. The program also introduces the student to the roles of data analysis and automation in tax planning and compliance. The certificate is available online only and is not open to students enrolled in the Master of Science Degree in Accounting.


To be considered for admission, students:

  1. must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. must have education and/or experience in accounting or finance or related field.
  3. have recommended minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Taxation

Students must complete all of the following courses (12 credits):
ACC 830 Tax Research 3
ACC 833 Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Shareholders 3
ACC 836 U.S. Taxation of Multinational Transactions 3
ACC 850 Accounting and Tax Implications of Mergers and Acquisitions 3
Students are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all courses in the certificate and a minimum 2.0 grade in each course for the course to count towards the certificate program.