Eastern Michigan University master's in taxation ranked among nation's best programs

YPSILANTI - The Master's in Taxation degree at Eastern Michigan University is among the top programs of its kind in the country, according to the ratings guide Value Colleges.

EMU ranked 25th in Value Colleges' (VC) listings of the 50 Best Value Master's in Taxation Degrees of 2017. Eastern was one of only three Michigan Universities to make the top 50 list. The rankings are located on the Value Colleges website.

The Masters of Taxation is among six MA degrees offered by the EMU College of Business.

In its rankings, VC says it considered regionally-accredited universities and colleges with proof of success in placing graduates in careers, offering meaningful return on investment for conventional students, working adults and non-traditional students. Affordability was also considered.

"EMU’s MS in Taxation degree program is a specialized graduate curriculum from the excellent College of Business," Value Colleges wrote in its listing on Eastern. "The MST prepares future tax professionals for the technical and managerial demands of modern taxation, from ethical and legal considerations to the complexities of regulation and the tax code. EMU’s tuition rate makes it one of the most affordable programs of its kind in the Midwest, giving graduates a golden opportunity to build a rewarding career."

Value Colleges noted that accountants specializing in taxation are especially in need today because of the challenges with tax codes brought on by globalization, government regulation and large multinational corporations.

"Tax accountants have to be equipped with a higher degree of comprehensive knowledge in economics, business, and law, to ensure clients aren’t engaging in illegal activities when filing taxes," Value Colleges said. "As a result, MS in Taxation and MTax programs are growing in popularity."

For additional information and complete ranking list visit the Value Colleges website.

See the College of Business website for further details on Eastern's business masters programs.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 22,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.


April 13, 2017

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