Advanced Certificate in Taxation

(SIMS Code: 221918)

The advanced certificate provides in-depth knowledge in taxation. This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to handle a variety of federal, international, local, and state tax issues. The goal of the program is to prepare current or aspiring accounting professionals for careers as tax professionals in public accounting, private industry, and government agencies. The advanced certificate is also relevant for individuals aspiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Enrolled Agent (EA).

Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited institution with grade point average of 2.85 or better.

Required courses (9 units):

  • ACCTG 650: Accounting Research and Communication - 3
  • ACCTG 651: Seminar in Corporate Tax - 3
  • ACCTG 654: Seminar in Partnership Taxation - 3

Electives: Three units selected from the following courses:

  • ACCTG 655: Tax Planning for Individuals - 3
  • ACCTG 656: Multijurisdictional Tax - 3
  • ACCTG 657: Accounting for Income Taxes - 3 

Students must complete the 12 units of advanced certificate coursework with a grade of B (3.0) or better. Courses in the advanced certificate may be applied to the Master of Science degree in accountancy. Students may register concurrently in the advanced certificate program and a master’s degree program in the Fowler College of Business. Prior to matriculation, a maximum of one accountancy certificate course may be applied to the advanced certificate.

For more information, contact:

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy
Program Advisor:
Steven L. Gill, Ph.D.
Office Location: SSE 3435
Phone: (619) 594-6273
Email: [email protected]

Students may begin coursework in the Certificate Program and apply for admission to the MSA program.

About the MSA Program

The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy also offers a Masters of Accountancy (MSA) degree. Students may begin coursework in the Certificate Program and apply for admission to the MSA program. Up to 9 units of coursework in the Certificate Program may apply towards the MSA degree if a student meets the requirements for admission to the MSA. Information can be obtained at the MSA website.