Feb. 15, 2019

BU Law launches new Master in Tax Law

Boston University School of Law is launching a new Master in the Study of Tax Law (MSL) for non legal professionals.

This new masters program has been designed to give accountants, auditors and other business professionals foundational tax law training, and it will enrol its first class in September/October 2019.

Program Director, Christina Rice, explains, “As technology increasingly automates many of the basic functions previously performed by entry-level accountants, we are seeing tax employers push their junior associates to take on more consulting functions earlier in their careers. This means that junior tax accounting professionals need more training in legal research and writing to succeed in today’s tax practice and we think our program is in the best position to meet that growing need.”

The BI Law Tax masters is aimed at business professionals who want fundamental exposure to tax law, as well as recent graduates of undergraduate accounting programs. Its focus on substantive law and the development of legal skills sets it apart from other postgraduate taxation programs.

BU Law’s Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Programs, John Riccardi, explains, “We believe the new program will be very attractive to non-legal tax professionals who want to distinguish themselves in the market. As tax compliance work is becoming increasingly automated, accountancy firms will look to develop their higher-level advisory services. Someone who understands and can help navigate the legal dimensions of tax issues will be well positioned for advisory work, particularly if the training comes from BU Law, long regarded as one of the nation’s top schools for tax law.”

Find out more about the Master in Tax Law.

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Content added on 15th February 2019.

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