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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

MS in Taxation


There is an increasing demand for tax professionals—over 20% job growth in the next decade. The average starting salary in this field is $60,000. To meet this industry demand the CU Denver Business School has created an MS in Taxation degree to give students the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this dynamic career field.

The world of tax is constantly changing. Globalization and increased competition, both domestically and internationally, has created a situation where tax law is helping to shape social, political, economic, and business policies and agendas. CU Denver is the only public university in Colorado to offer this specialized degree, and one of only 15 schools nationwide.


More than 2.2 million corporations filed income tax returns in 2012.


The MS in Taxation degree from CU Denver gives you the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in a career in this dynamic and changing industry. Tax professionals are constantly in demand, and the long-term prospects make this a particularly intriguing field.


For students interested in a MS in Taxation degree, the Business School encourages you to consider applying for the spring 2015 or summer 2015 term.  The MS in Taxation program is charged at a different tuition rate.  However, for those students admitted to the program for spring 2015 or summer 2015 (and take classes the term that they start), those students will receive a special scholarship throughout their time in the program so that the classes are charged at the normal tuition rate.

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