MBA/MST Dual Degree

 

MBA/Master of Science in Taxation

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MBA/MST Curriculum

18-25 courses
48-66 credits

Program Length
Full-time in as few as 16 months
Part time in as few as 33 months

Contextualize: From Boston to the World (5 credits)

Must be taken in first semester.

Credits:

1.00

Description:

SBS-700 is the first required course in Suffolk's graduate programs. The course is based on the precepts of experiential learning. Based on the idea that people learn best by participating in meaningful activities this course provides you with the opportunity to identify your strengths

Prerequisites:

MBA students only

Credits:

1.00

Description:

This course teaches students ethical frameworks to lead and manage organizations that go beyond the standard legal compliance and risk management approaches

Prerequisites:

MBA students only

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This first-semester MBA course introduces students to the topic of world-class clusters as a multi-level phenomenon. Beginning from the macro level of analysis and proceeding to the micro level

Core Courses (12 credits)

May be waived.

Credits:

1.50

Description:

This course introduces the basic tools and concepts of microeconomics (2 classes) for supply and demand analysis; for consumer market behavior; and for production

Credits:

1.50

Description:

This course emphasizes the importance of basic concepts in probability and statistics for managerial decision making with a strong emphasis on practical application. Students will learn basic data analysis

Prerequisites:

MBA-625 or SBS-604 or ISOM-631 (may be taken concurrently)

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course provides students with Operations Management concepts

Prerequisites:

1 course from each of the following groups: MBA-615 or SBS-603; MBA-625, SBS-604, or ISOM-631; MBA-640 or ACCT-800; These courses may be taken prior to or concurrently with MBA-650.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces the basic principles of corporate finance. The main focus is on fundamental principles such as time value of money

Credits:

3.00

Description:

At its core

Understanding Business Fundamentals (9 credits)

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course teaches students critical thinking and problem solving skills in the context of two essential ingredients of collaboration: leading people and teams

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces students to three essential ingredients of innovation: Entrepreneurial Thinking

Credits:

3.00

Description:

The Immersion course provides an opportunity for students to link their program work to hands-on experience and visits to real-life global companies. The highly experiential

Accounting Preparation Courses (6 credits)

May be waived.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This introductory-level accounting course provides students with a solid base in accounting fundamentals

Prerequisites:

ACCT-800 or MSA Program Director permission

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This is the first of two intermediate-level accounting courses that build on students' learning in ACCT 800

MST Core Courses (12 credits)

 

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course focuses on the federal income taxation of individuals with some discussion of business entity taxation where the topics are applicable to both areas of tax law. The course explores the basic structure of individual income taxation

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Title 26 of the United States Code

Prerequisites:

TAX-801 or approval of the MST Director

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course examines the concepts

Prerequisites:

TAX-801 or approval of the MST Director

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course provides an in-depth study of pass-through entities inclusive of partnerships

Construct the Big Picture (7 credits)

Prerequisites:

Take MBA-701, MBA-710, MBA-721, MBA-730, and SBS-700

Credits:

1.00

Description:

This course involves synthesizing and applying the content from Values Based Decision Making through two deliverables

Prerequisites:

MBA students only. SBS-700, MBA-701, MBA-710, MBA-615(or SBS-603), MBA-625(or SBS-604), MBA-635, MBA-640(or ACCT-800,) MBA-650, MBA-660, MBA-720(or MBA-721), MBA-730, and MBA-745(may be taken concurrently)

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the global business environment in a way specifically relevant to innovation in world-class clusters. The course has a three-part format: 1. global business fundamentals; 2. opportunity recognition

Prerequisites:

SBS-700, MBA-701, MBA-710, MBA-615(or SBS-603), MBA-625(or SBS-604), MBA-635, MBA-640(or ACCT-800,) MBA-650, MBA-660, MBA-720(or MBA-721), MBA-730, and MBA-745(may be taken concurrently)

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Students engage in a variety of learning activities

Lead and Implement Change and Capstone Course (6 credits)

Should be taken as late in program as possible.

Prerequisites:

MBA students only. SBS-700 MBA-701 MBA-710 MBA-615 MBA-625 MBA-635 MBA-640 MBA-650 MBA-660 MBA-720(or MBA-721) MBA-730 MBA-745 MBA-750 MBA-760 (MBA-745, MBA-750 and MBA-760 may be taken concurrently with MBA-770)

Credits:

3.00

Description:

The final course in the MBA curriculum ties together the integral components of the four industry clusters

Prerequisites:

TAX-801, TAX-862, and TAX-863 (may be taken concurrently)

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course is the MST program's Capstone. The course focuses on the study of the U.S. tax compliance process

MST Electives (9 credits)

Your three (3) elective courses must be TAX.

Approved TAX electives:

Prerequisites:

TAX-801 or approval of the MST Director

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course builds upon the basic exposure to the taxation of property transactions in TAX 801. The course explores realization and recognition issues related to the disposition of property. It includes the coverage of basis

Prerequisites:

TAX-801 or approval of the MST Director

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course focuses on understanding the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. Ethics and tax practitioner regulation will be presented and explored. Upon successful course completion

Prerequisites:

TAX-801 and TAX-862 or approval of the MST Director

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course studies the U.S. taxation of U.S. persons with non-U.S. income and or activities

Prerequisites:

TAX-801 or approval of the MST Director

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course strikes a balance between theoretical concepts and practical

Prerequisites:

TAX-801 and TAX-862 or approval of the MST Director

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course examines the IRC corporate provisions of both tax-free and taxable acquisitions and reorganizations in relation to various acquisitive and reorganizational transactions. Topics include acquisition methods such as asset purchase

Prerequisites:

TAX-801 or approval of the MST Director

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course primarily focuses on the taxation of U.S. citizens and residents as it relates to estates

Prerequisites:

Take TAX-801 or receive MST Program Director approval

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course covers the tax and regulatory issues related to investment companies. The course also introduces the regulation and taxation of securities

Prerequisites:

Take TAX-801 and TAX-862, or receive MST Program Director approval.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

Accounting for income taxes and their financial statement impact is one of the most complex aspects of US GAAP and one of the most risky areas prone to financial misstatements and audit issues. This course covers the principals of accounting for income taxes under ASC 740. Topics include calculation of current and deferred taxes

Prerequisites:

Take TAX-801 or receive MST Program Director approval

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course focuses principally upon the interface of our federal tax system with the criminal justice system. The course covers select federal tax crimes found in United States Code (U.S.C.) Title 26

Prerequisites:

Take TAX-801 or recieve MST Program Director approval

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course is an overview course on international tax practice with emphasis on inbound

Prerequisites:

TAX-801 or approval of the MST Director

Credits:

1.00- 3.00

Description:

Enables a student-initiated directed study project. The student and faculty advisor must concur on a written proposal and final report. The project must be approved by the dean of academic affairs prior to registration.

Waiver Policy

MBA Core Courses and Accounting Preparation Courses may be waived.

To waive an MBA Core Course, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven (7) years prior to MBA/MST matriculation, with a grade of “B” or better. To waive an Accounting Preparation Course, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level based on U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the seven (7) years prior to MST matriculation, with a grade of “B” or better.

Students must provide official transcripts (with English translation, if applicable). All waiver requests are evaluated upon a student's acceptance into the MBA/MST Program. Student may also elect to take a proficiency exam, for a fee, to gain a waiver. Proficiency exams must be taken in the first semester and are administered on the Boston Campus. 

All MBA/MST student must complete a minimum of 48 credits in the Sawyer Business School.

Transfer Policy

Any candidate seeking transfer credits, taken at the graduate level from an AACSB-accredited graduate program in business, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. These credits may be considered for transfer if the credits do not apply to a previously completed degree.

For the MBA portion of the dual degree transfer credits must have an earned grade of "B" or better and have been taken within seven (7) years prior to entering the Suffolk MBA/MST program. For the MST portion of the dual degree transfer credits must have an earned grade of "B" or better and have been taken within five (5) years prior to entering the Suffolk MBA/MST program.

However, at the discretion of the MST program director, tax required courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion. A maximum of six (6) credits may be considered for transfer.

Students Who Leave Boston Before Their Degree is Complete

Occasionally, Suffolk MBA/MST students must leave the Boston area having not yet completed their degree. The Business School has several options available to insure completion of the Suffolk MBA/MST. You may be able to transfer in six (6) credits of elective courses from an AACSB-accredited MBA or MST Program close to your new place of residence. Courses must be pre-approved by Suffolk's Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and have a grade of B or better.

Students who leave the area may also be able to complete the MBA (all or a portion) of their Suffolk MBA/MST on a part-time basis online. The MST degree is not available online.