Masters degrees in Taxation offer advanced study of the policy and operations surrounding taxation systems across various industries within the public and private sectors.
Related subjects include Financial Management. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Business Studies.
The purpose of taxation is to fund various public expenditures and help to regulate our monetary systems. As a professional in the field of Taxation, your career may be highly dynamic as industries, organisations and business change from day-to-day.
There are opportunities for specialisation across most courses, including international taxation and taxation law. You may wish to work within broad themes such as these, for example corporation tax for large organisations. Alternatively, you may wish to work on a relatively smaller scale with individuals, in practices such as superannuation and retirement planning.
Financial management is a key component of most courses, and may include training in capital gains tax, trusts, estate planning, indirect taxes and advanced taxation.
Careers in the field vary, and can include roles within commerce and industry, financial services, private client services or public services.