Spring 2016 MST Schedule

MST classes are held at the Lucas Business Complex, 2933 Bunker Hill Lane, Suite #120, Santa Clara. All classes are 3 units (unless otherwise noted).

Please note that all schedules are subject to change at any time without notification.

Books will be available at the Spartan Bookstore unless otherwise noted below. Be sure to obtain your book at least two weeks before class begins.  If the Spartan Bookstore is out of stock, ask someone to order you a copy and be sure they have your name.

Spring 2016 Schedule 

Spring 2016 MST Schedule PDF version: MST Schedule Spring 2016 (pdf)

Early Spring 2016 (starts early Jan.)

Course Number / Course Name Meeting Time Class Number Instructor Textbooks/syllabus

BUS 223A Tax Research and Decision Making


Saturdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesdays: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 
6:00 - 10:00PM

Final project due 3/9

 29250 Annette Nellen, JD, MBA, CPA
San Jose State University

Course materials are available on Canvas, RIA, CCH and BNA.

How to Access RIA, CCH, and IRS Tax Research Tools

BUS 225H Taxation of Property Transactions

Prerequisite: BUS 223A

 

Online: 1/4 - 3/19

Final Exam: 3/19 from 8:30AM - noon in person 

 29251

Annette Nellen, JD, MBA, CPA
San Jose State University

Course materials are available on Canvas, RIA, CCH and BNA - click here.

BUS 225V Tax Considerations for High Tech Companies

Prerequisite: BUS 223A

 

Tuesdays: 1/5 - 3/1
6:00-10:00PM
No class on 1/19

Saturday:
2/13
9:00AM - 5:00PM

 29255

Eric Ryan, Partner, DLA Piper

Not available to students who took BUS 223E.

No text book. Readings will be from Internal Revenue Code, Regulations, BNA Portfolios, and selected documents which are publicly available.

BUS 227F Personal and Business Leadership Skills for Tax Practitioners (2 units)

Enrollment: 14/20 as of 1/18/16

Saturday: 1/30
9:00AM - 5:00PM 

Mondays: 2/8 - 3/28
6:00 - 10:00PM
No class 3/7, 3/14

 29249  Vince Fong, JD, CPA, MBA  Syllabus

BUS 227A Individual Tax Compliance (1 unit)

 

Fridays: 1/8, 1/15
8:30AM - 4:30PM
 29254 David J. Neighbors, CPA, MST Partner - Galina Lunch provided both days.

BUS 227B Ethics for Tax Practitioners (1 unit)

Online: 1/4 - 1/25

 29247 Annette Nellen, JD, MBA, CPA
San Jose State University
Course materials are available on Canvas, RIA, CCH and BNA - click here.

BUS 227C Tax Symposium  - California Taxation - Essential Compliance, Planning, and Developments (1 units)

Thursdays: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21
6:00PM - 10:00PM

 29252 Joel Busch, JD, MST, CPA
+Guest Speakers

BUS 227C topic change annually; may be taken more than once

No textbook.  

Day 1 Assignment

Syllabus

 

Late Spring 2016 (after 4/15)

Course Number / Course Name Meeting Time Class Number Instructor Textbooks/syllabus

BUS 223B Taxation of Partnerships

Prerequisite: BUS 223A

Enrollment: 19/40 as of 4/18/16


Mondays:
4/18 - 6/6
6:00PM - 10:00PM
No class 5/30

Saturday: 5/7
9:00AM - 5:00PM

One class online

 29248 Joel Busch, JD, MST, CPA

 

BUS 225G Taxation of S Corporations

Prerequisite: BUS 223A

Enrollment: 39/40 as of 4/18/16

Mondays:
4/18 - 6/6
6:00PM - 10:00PM
No class 4/25, 5/30

Saturdays:
4/23, 5/7
9:00AM - 5:00PM

 29253

David J. Neighbors, CPA, MST Partner - Galina

Syllabus

BUS 225Y Accounting Ethics

Enrollment: 10/40 as of 4/18/16

Wednesdays: 4/20 - 6/8
6:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday
5/14
9:00AM - 5:00PM

 29257

Ken Guilfoyle, CPA, MBA, GPHR, GMS, BDO

Syllabus

Textbook: MINTZ: Ethical Obligations and Decision-Making in Accounting: Text and Cases, 3e

Available at Spartan Bookstore or online.

BUS 223F Tax Accounting Methods and Periods

Prerequisite: BUS 223A

Enrollment: 56/60 as of 4/18/16

*See specific dates below

 29246 Annette Nellen, JD, MBA, CPA
San Jose State University
Course materials, including syllabus and Day 1 assignment, are available on Canvas.  You will also be using RIA, CCH and BNA - click here.

BUS 225W Introduction to International Taxation

Prerequisites: BUS 223A and BUS 223G (or concurrent)

Enrollment: 21/40 as of 4/18/16

Tuesdays: 4/19 - 6/7
6:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday: 4/30
9:00AM - 5:00PM

 29256 William R. Skinner, Partner, Fenwick & West

Syllabus 

Textbook: International Taxation in a Nutshell by Richard L. Doernberg, 9thEdition, West Nutshell

Available at Spartan Bookstore or online.

*Contact Professor Nellen to sign up for either Group A or B. NOTE: This is a blended course. Students attend class at the Lucas Business Complex every other week and in between do lessons online.  Class dates for BUS 223F in the physical classroom:

Group A: 4/21, 4/28, 5/12, 5/21 (9-5),  6/2 (final exam)
Group B: 4/21, 5/10 (Tues), 5/19,  5/21 (9-5), 6/2 (final exam)
Optional review session, 5/31 from 4:30 - 7:00PM