MST Program Learning Goals

MST Program Learning Goals

In Fall 2004, core MST faculty met with members of the program advisory board to develop program learning goals. They were slightly modified in Spring 2014 to better address university learning goals and program changes that focus on interpersonal skills. The MST Program learning goals are listed below.

Goal One: Complex and Multi-jurisdictional Tax Issues

To identify, understand and resolve complex and multijurisdictional tax issues within the context of our global economy and society.

Goal Two: Research Skills

To learn and acquire research skills for exploring both familiar and novel areas of the tax law and to communicate the findings using clear terms.

Goal Three: Analytical Skills

To develop conceptual and critical analytic skills with real world applications.

Goal Four: Tax Policy

To appreciate tax policy issues and foundations of the tax law.

Goal Five: Ethical Implications of Tax Practice

To understand the ethical implications of tax practice.

Goal Six: Tax Practice and Career Advancement

To develop skills for effective tax practice including keeping current, interacting with others, and career advancement.