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What will I learn?

Being a tax professional is a challenging and rewarding career, applying an extensive set of financial rules in a variety of organizations – certified public accounting (CPA) firms, law firms, corporations, tax-exempt organizations, and in branches of government.

The rules are ever evolving and changing, as are the tools utilized to perform functions such as tax return preparation and tax impact modeling. Considering the global business and tax implications that exist in many organizations today, you have the platform to utilize these skills to provide significant value in any organization.

The Graduate Certificate in Taxation is taught by a combination of professors that bring significant research and teaching credentials and instructors from the business community that bring real-world experience to the classroom.

Through this program, you will receive the advanced training to be a consultant with a CPA or law firm, be part of an organization’s internal financial staff, or serve as an auditor with a government agency. The courses included with the certificate will train you to research and apply the rules to the issues identified, with sound factual and legal reasoning resulting in a supportable conclusion. You will further be prepared to apply those conclusions to positions on tax returns or in transaction modeling projects where mitigating the tax impact is essential.

Which department am I in?

Lubar School of Business

Study options

Full Time (15 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,876.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022


Lubar School of Business

3202 N. Maryland Ave.,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree and have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average to be admitted in to a certificate program.

For international students

A baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Center on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution.

A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

Official TOEFL - a minimum required score of 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) and a minimum recommended sub-score of 18 in each skill).

Official IELTS - a minimum required score of 6.5, with a minimum recommended sub-score of 6.0 in each skill.

Official CAE or CPE - a minimum required level of C1 and a minimum recommended score of 170 on any given language skill test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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