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Online Graduate Programs for Working Professionals

The online taxation programs at the Carlson School of Management provide the broad tax education and deep technical knowledge necessary to become a cutting-edge business advisor. Learn from instructors with experience in the world’s leading tax firms and corporations who bring firsthand lessons into the virtual classroom. Classes are in an asynchronous format, offering you flexibility. We are one of the top tax programs in the nation and prepare you to accelerate your career to reach your goals.

Explore Our Graduate Taxation Programs

Choose the program that suits your needs. Up to 12 credits earned in one of our taxation certificate programs can be applied to our Master of Business Taxation.

12 total credits; 9 months; fully online

This program deeply explores the fundamental concepts of taxation, covering the core courses of our Master of Business Taxation degree.

Courses/topics include: Tax Accounting Methods, Corporate Tax, Partnership Tax

12 total credits; 9 months; fully online

Explore cross-national tax law and practices to prepare for a career working and leading in global business contexts.

Courses/topics include: International Tax, Corporate Tax, Transfer Pricing, Mergers and Acquisitions

12 total credits; 9 months; fully online

Become a tax expert prepared to deal with closely-held businesses by exploring wealth transfers, property transactions, and more.

Courses/topics include: Compensation & Benefits, S Corporations, Wealth Transfer

12 total credits; 9 months; fully online

Designed for those occupying or pursuing positions in corporate tax departments, this program will prepare you for promotion and advancement to higher-level roles in a corporate setting.

Courses/topics include: Corporate Tax, State and Local Taxation, Tax Technology and Analytics Fundamentals

12 total credits; 15 months; fully online

Become an expert in tax planning for high net-worth individuals by studying trusts, estates, and more.

Courses/topics include: Income Taxation of Fiduciaries, Wealth Transfer, Property Transactions, Compensation and Benefits and Tax Research and Communication

30 total credits; 2 years; fully online

You’ll acquire a deep conceptual understanding of taxation and develop technical competence in the practical application of the rules of taxation in business.

Courses/topics include: Tax Accounting Methods, Corporate Tax, Taxation of Partners and Partnerships

The University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management

The Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota is a recognized leader in business education and research. Established in 1919 and located in Minneapolis, the Carlson School is committed to developing leaders who believe business is a force for good through experiential learning, international education, and the school’s strong ties to the dynamic Twin Cities business community.

Tuition Discounts*

Make your Carlson School degree even more affordable and put your academic goals within reach. Employees from our corporate partner organizations are automatically eligible for a 15% tuition discount. In addition, degree-seeking students who are U.S. military members or veterans are eligible for a 15% military discount.

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Flexible Learning at the Carlson School of Management

No matter where you study, you’ll have access to a highly supportive team, including enrollment specialists, career center coaches, and expert instructors. With our extensive alumni network across more than 100 countries, you’ll make incredible connections regardless of your course modality.

Rigorous Curriculum that Prepares You For Success

Our programs feature industry-relevant classes in various specialties. Our unique certificates challenge you with graduate-level work. Up to 12 credit hours from one of our taxation certificate programs may be applied to our Master of Business Taxation, which is consistently one of the top taxation programs in the nation.

Depending on your chosen program, you may find yourself taking courses such as the following:

Business, Government, and Economic Tax Policy

Study the effects of business and government on the tax system, as well as the political, economic, and cultural values affecting the system.

Transfer Pricing

The course examines economic models, pricing policies, global intangible property, and controversy involving transfer pricing.

Property Transactions

This course explores the consequences of property transactions including depreciation, depletion, basis, and capital gains problems.

Accelerate Your Career with Your Degree

No matter your goals, we’ll help you achieve them. All classes in our graduate-level tax programs count toward accounting hours required to sit for the CPA exam. Many of our graduates go on to work for prestigious organizations, including all the major CPA firms and Fortune 500 companies.

Four Growing Careers for Tax Experts

  1. Tax Examiner: $56,780 per year1
  2. Tax Accountant: $61,617 per year2
  3. Financial Planner: $66,808 per year3
  4. Tax Analyst: $62,152 per year4

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents. Retrieved from
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*Discounts noted here are not stackable and cannot be combined with other scholarships or discounts awarded by the University of Minnesota.