• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $1,478.00 per credit (resident and nonresident)
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Graduate Degree
  • Application Deadlines
    Fall: June 15; Spring: October 15
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • College
    Carlson School of Management

As one of the premier graduate tax programs in the nation, the Carlson School Master of Business Taxation (MBT) program helps students acquire a conceptual understanding of taxation, and develop technical competence in the practical application of the rules of taxation in business. In addition, courses in government and economic tax policy, tax negotiations, and tax technology and analytics provide breadth to complement the technical tax courses. Courses are also designed to develop a students’ analytical, problem solving, writing and communication skills to enable them to more quickly advance their careers.   

The Master of Business Taxation gives students a chance to learn from world-class faculty who are distinguished professionals with extensive real-life experience. The faculty have in-depth knowledge of the tax industry and work closely with the Twin Cities business community. Combining rigorous coursework and top faculty from the tax community brings a broad perspective into the relationship between tax and business issues, which helps prepare graduates for greater responsibilities in business management and consulting.

The Carlson School also offers five 12-credit graduate Taxation certificates that can count for dual credit with this degree. Visit our Certificates page to learn more.

Sample Courses

  • MBT 6201 – Tax Accounting Methods I (2 cr)
  • MBT 6202 – Tax Accounting Methods II (2 cr)
  • MBT 6221 – Tax Research, Communication, and Practice (4 cr)
  • MBT 6231 – Corporate Taxation I (2 cr)
  • MBT 6232 – Corporate Taxation II (2 cr)
  • MBT 6341 – Taxation of Partners and Partnerships (2 cr)
  • MBT 6347 – Tax Technology and Analytics Fundamentals (2 cr)
  • MBT 6361 – State and Local Taxation (2 cr)
  • MBT 6381 – Tax Aspects of International Business I (2 cr)
  • MBT 6501 – Business, Government, and Economic Tax Policy (2 cr)

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