Certificate Programs


Tax Certificates

While enrolled in the Tax Program, full-time, part-time, joint degree, and non-degree students can choose to earn a certificate in one of four substantive areas of taxation: Corporate Tax, International Tax, Tax Controversy, and Wealth Transfer and Legacy Planning. To receive a certificate, the student would need to take 10 credits of the following courses:

Corporate Tax

  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Corporate Spinoffs and Other Divisive Reorganizations
  • Corporate Taxation (required course)

And two of the following four courses:

  • Taxation of Debt Instruments and Other Transactions
  • Consolidated Returns
  • S Corporations and Other Specially Taxed Entities
  • Tax Aspects of Private Equity Transactions

International Tax

  • Advanced International Corporate Tax Transactions
  • International Taxation of Partnerships
  • International Tax (required course)

And two of the following three courses:

  • Controlled Foreign Corporations
  • Tax Treaties
  • United States Transfer Pricing

Tax Controversy

Five of the following six courses:

  • Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Tax Crimes
  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax Audits, Appeals, and Litigation
  • Tax Policy
  • Tax Procedure
  • United States Transfer Pricing

Wealth Transfer and Legacy Planning

  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • International Estate Planning
  • Tax Exempt Organizations