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USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT)

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The Master of Business Taxation — Working Professionals (MBT.WP) program is designed for students who wish to remain fully employed while pursuing their graduate studies. The program is very flexible, allowing students to complete classes either on ground at the University Park Campus or online. Entering students must have a minimum of one year of experience in tax.

The Master of Business Taxation (MBT.WP) program offers students: 1) technical and conceptual knowledge; 2) professional development; 3) research and lifelong learning; 4) ethical and professional standards; and 5) globalization and diversity. For details on these student learning outcomes, see the program Website at marshall.usc.edu/mbt/academics.


An undergraduate accounting or business major is not necessary though one year of work experience in tax is required. The program enrolls students in the summer or fall. For application information visit marshall.usc.edu/mbtwp/admissions.

Program Requirements

The program requires completion of 30 units. Degree requirements consist of five core courses and five elective courses. Applicants who hold a master’s degree from an AACSB accredited institution may be able to waive out of the communication requirement and complete the MBT.WP in 27 units.

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