November 11, 2020
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The program is an interdisciplinary educational experience for accounting and financial professionals; classes can be taken both in-person and online

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9, 2020 — The tax law is constantly changing and ever more complex, and the stakes for businesses and individuals are significant. To succeed, accounting and tax professionals need a firm understanding of the law and sophisticated problem-solving and communication skills. 

That’s where Temple University Beasley School of Law and Fox School of Business can help.

To better prepare accounting and finance professionals, Temple Law and Fox Business schools  have partnered to launch the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program. The program combines the Law School’s expertise in educating lawyers in tax law and legal analysis, cultivated over the 50-year history of the Graduate Tax Program, with the Fox School’s business, accounting, taxation and experiential learning acumen.

“For both schools, this is just a natural partnership,” says Ron Anderson, dean of the Fox School. “The Law School has a demonstrated history of teaching tax law exceptionally well through its graduate program. Now, they’re able to build upon that by tapping into the resources of our Accounting Program, its faculty members and their various areas of expertise. It’s a win-win for everyone, but especially for the students, who will be more prepared than ever to succeed in the fields of accounting, taxation, and tax law.”

The 30-credit program is both comprehensive and convenient and has been developed for experienced tax professionals with at least two years of tax experience. It covers traditional tax topics and cutting-edge subjects such as data analytics, providing students with the knowledge needed to ensure they’re set up for success, both now and well into the future. 

The MST program has concentrations in business and international tax law, estate and gift tax law, employee benefits tax law and additional concentrations are being developed. In total, the program includes more than 30 tax courses that students can choose from as electives. 

Students also have the option to take courses in person or online and have the ability to switch between onsite and online attendance as their schedule allows. Those who do prefer an in-classroom experience have the option of taking classes offered at Temple’s Main Campus on North Broad Street or at the Temple University Center City campus, located just across the street from City Hall. 

“We’re pleased with this opportunity to collaborate with the Fox School on the launch of the MST program,” says Gregory N. Mandel, dean of Temple Law. “The Fox School’s innovative teaching methods and emphasis on practical application blend well with the education students receive at the Law School. We look forward to adding students to our community who have rich perspectives based on their professional experience. The MST program will allow those professionals to benefit from the collective support and guidance from both schools, learn from tax law and business experts, and bring that momentum to their careers.”

Applications for the fall 2021 semester are now being accepted. For more information on the MST program, visit the program’s website or contact Andrew Weiner, Director of the Graduate Tax Program, at weiner@temple.edu.   

ABOUT THE FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The vision of Temple University’s Fox School of Business is to transform student lives, develop leaders, and impact our local and global communities through excellence and innovation in education and research.

The Fox School’s research institutes and centers as well as 200+ full-time faculty provide access to market-leading technologies and foster a collaborative and creative learning environment that offers more than curriculum—it offers an experience. Coupled with its leading student services, the Fox School ensures that its graduates are fully prepared to enter the job market.

The flexibility and responsiveness of our knowledge-creating research faculty allow the school to address the needs of industry and generate courses and programs in emerging fields. As a leader in business research, the Fox School values interdisciplinary approaches and translational research that influence and impact real-world problems. Our research informs an adaptive curriculum, supports innovation in teaching and prepares students for the ever-changing business environment.

ABOUT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW

Temple University Beasley School of Law is committed to excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service. 

The faculty is dedicated to preparing students to enter and continue in the legal profession with the highest level of skill possible, with a firm commitment to principles of professional responsibility, and with a sense of personal obligation to lead and to serve the communities in which they live and practice. Our law school is equally enriched by our extraordinary and passionate students. They come to Philadelphia from across the country and around the world and share with us an astounding diversity of ideas, experiences, perspectives, and ambitions. 

Our mission of providing a superior, affordable, and accessible legal education to a diverse student body informs everything we do. It is part of what drives us to be at the forefront of exploring how law schools can contribute to shaping society. Long before it was a standard part of the law school curriculum elsewhere, our mission led us to make experiential training an integral part of a Temple legal education. Many students tell us that the opportunity to make real change in the life of a client or a community through one of our experiential programs is what made law come alive for them. Temple Law’s programs deliver the knowledge, skills, experience, and professionalism necessary to excel at the practice of law. 

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