Advanced Certificate in High Technology Taxation

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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.

The Advanced Certificate in High Technology Taxation serves as a post-MST program. This is a chance for students to enhance their MST or MBT degrees with career-specific courses. Courses included are Tax Considerations for High Technology Companies, Taxation of Partnerships, Corporation Reorganizations, and Employment Taxation and the Modern Workforce.

Choose three courses through Open University to customize your learning.




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*Fee listed will increase by 5% in Fall 2026. SJSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum; however, fees listed in published schedules may need to be increased to maintain the high quality of education we offer and are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the campus President, as appropriate.

Program Benefits

Enhance your degree in the world-renowned technology hub

According to Business Insider, Silicon Valley is an almost $3 trillion neighborhood thanks to big-name companies based there, such as Apple and Google.

One-of-a-kind learning opportunity

The Advanced Certificate in High Technology Taxation is the only certificate of its kind. High-tech taxation is a complex field, and a certificate that specializes in this area offers career advantages in the technology sector.

Career Opportunities

  • Apple, one of the leading tech companies, has postings for tax jobs located in Silicon Valley. In August 2022, they hired an International Tax Manager. Other high-tech companies to look for are Intel and Google. In August 2022, Google posted a tax job, International Tax Operations Specialist
  • Financial Manager is listed as the #2 best business job, #7 in the 100 best jobs, and #16 in best-paying jobs for 2022. Employment for Financial Managers is supposed to grow by 17% between 2020-2030, which is much higher than the average for other occupations.

“Identifying compliance and planning issues as well as opportunities for high-tech companies require advanced tax knowledge in the treatment of R&D and restructuring. Expanding your MST skillset with additional coursework is a smart way to advance your career and take on more challenging and exciting work.”

Mark Hoose
VP Global Tax at NVIDIA, MST Program Professor

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