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Serving as a post-MST program, the Certificate in Advanced Taxation helps tax professionals dive deeper into their practice and gain additional tax knowledge. Customize your three-course focus and advance your career.
Tax plays a key role in business and policies that are ever-changing. The Certificate in Advanced Taxation is a flexible way for those working in tax to enhance their career and develop a career specialization in this complex field. Prospective students will consult with the MST program director to decide which courses to focus on.
Silicon Valley is home to global businesses, tech companies, and startups. There is no better place to specialize your career than in the center of technology and innovation.
Choose your focus
With a variety of courses to choose from, you have the opportunity to focus your certificate studies to stand out in your tax career.
Study in the startup hub
Fortune 500 companies and large corporations are not the only ones who need tax and accounting guidance from a professional. Silicon Valley is a hub for startups, and startups have many financial aspects to navigate at the beginning of their launch and throughout their career.
- In 2019-2020, several Lucas Graduate School of Business graduates were employed at the Big 4 --- Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
- Glassdoor.com lists top employers currently hiring finance and tax professionals in the San José area. The list includes PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, and Salesforce, just to name a few.
Apply To The Program
- Admission RequirementsStudents must hold an MST or MBT from a US institution.
- How to Register
Please complete the pre-screening form at least one month prior to the first course you wish to take. If you are verified and accepted, you will be contacted on the next steps. .
- FAQFor a full list of FAQs, check out the Certificate in Advanced Taxation page.
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With evening classes that are scheduled to fit within the tax calendar, the Master of Science in Taxation is a great opportunity for those currently working in tax or accounting grads seeking 150 units to become a CPA. The 30 units can be completed full-time in 12 months or part-time in 24-36 months.
Hold the unique skills needed for a global career in tax with this post-MST Certificate in International Taxation. You can further hone your knowledge in this specific area by taking three advanced international tax courses.
Silicon Valley, a technology hub, is the perfect place to earn an Advanced Certificate in High Technology Tax. With just three courses, you can begin providing tax solutions for biotech, green technology, web-based, and various other tech companies.
Designed for those with a bachelor’s or master’s in accounting, the three-course graduate-level Certificate in Tax Practice serves as a foundation for tax research and knowledge. Participants choose their course focus from an array of tax courses offered.
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