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MS Tax (Chicago)

Course Description

[[Welcome from Glenn D. Aquin: Director, MS Tax Program]]
Thank you for your interest in the ILLINOIS MS Tax Program – an executive style program ranked among the top three in the country!

As a former PwC tax partner with client service responsibilities, I understand the demands you face as a tax professional practicing in public accounting or the corporate world. The complex business and regulatory environment within which we operate requires a breadth of experience and skills. In addition to developing significant tax technical skills, you must apply your expertise to the business you serve in a manner that addresses both the business and tax aspects of the issues at hand. In order to be recognized as a leader in the competitive and dynamic business world you need to demonstrate your ability to communicate your analyses and recommendations in a manner adapted to the various constituencies you collaborate and team with. Our innovative and rigorous curriculum assures you will develop the broad-based skills to become a “complete” tax professional, a trusted advisor and valued member of the business team.

The MS Tax Program continues the ILLINOIS Department of Accountancy’s (https://business.illinois.edu/accountancy/) long-standing tradition of addressing the needs of the profession and the business community in the development and delivery of its curriculum. Whether you are at the outset of your career or a seasoned tax professional, we hope you will consider the ILLINOIS MS Tax Program. Our team of leading tax practitioners and renowned ILLINOIS faculty from the Urbana-Champaign campus will support you every step of the way on your path to becoming an outstanding tax leader.

Read more>https://business.illinois.edu/mst/program/a-directors-conversation/

[[Why Illinois?]]
Are you interested in becoming a “complete” tax professional? If so, the ILLINOIS MS Tax Program could be a great fit for you! Read more>https://business.illinois.edu/mst/program/why-illinois/

[[Program Highlights]]
-Reputation: Ranked one of the top three MS Tax Programs and top ranked Accountancy in the country
-Unique and innovative curriculum that focuses on the “complete” tax professional
-Executive-style class schedule – Classes meet on Friday afternoons and Saturdays
-12-Month Program
-Prestige: Our faculty are outstanding academics and practitioners
-Real-Time Marketplace Input: The Program is governed by a Board of Advisors made up of a group of highly accomplished Tax Leaders from Public Accounting Firms and Corporate Tax Departments
-Excellent MS Tax alumni network and access to the Chicago Tax Community
-Expansive Alumni Network: 24,000+ College of Business graduates in Chicago!
-Tradition: Chicago businesses have been hiring ILLINOIS graduates for over 100 years
-Best Accreditation: AACSB Accreditation
-Outstanding Students
-Convenient Chicago Location

The MS TAX PROGRAM in Chicago is a 12-month executive-style program designed for working tax professionals. Students attend class on Friday afternoons and Saturdays while continuing their professional careers. The Program’s innovative curriculum focuses on the “complete” tax professional by augmenting the rigorous technical tax courses with material that examines tax in a strategic business context, workshopsthat focus on professional skills, and Lyceum events that engage leaders in the profession.

[[Prerequisites for an admission decision]]
-A completed online application
-An undergraduate degree in Accountancy, or the equivalent, from an accredited university
-2 years of tax-related experience or relevant business experience
-2 letters of recommendation (from employers) and a sponsorship letter
-Transcripts from all colleges that you have attended
-Current Resume
-An interview with a Program representative (to be scheduled by program)
-The GMAT is not required
-English Proficiency Requirement for Admission

International application deadline: February 19, 2016
Domestic application deadline: Extended to April 8, 2016

Entry Requirements

See Course Description

Course Fees

$37,500 excluding campus fees (for the 2016-17 academic year, campus fees estimated total $700)

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