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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.

If you are a CU Denver Undergraduate Accounting student thinking of applying to our Taxation program and want to bypass the GMAT admission test. If so, you must:

  • Graduated within the last five years or have senior status as a CU Denver Undergraduate Accounting major
  • Have a 3.45 or higher cumulative GPA at the end of your junior year (90 credits or more)
  • When you apply for admission select a semester following completion of your undergraduate degree
  • Send an email to requesting a waiver of the GMAT admission test

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