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The 9-month Master of Taxation and Data Analytics (MTax) program from ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business deepens and broadens your knowledge of taxation and opens doors to top hiring firms. A data and analytics emphasis, case-based courses and team assignments accelerate your learning and prepare you for the profession. Our partnership with Surgent CPA Review will provide you an excellent foundation for CPA exam prep, meaning you can study for, take, and pass the exam while still in the program.

Program overview

The School of Accountancy is highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and you'll learn from esteemed faculty who bring decades of real-world experience into each class. And with a recent $15 million investment by the W. P. Carey Foundation to bolster career services, you'll have more access to resources, coaching, and employers.


Explore the discipline in greater depth than you could in an accounting master’s with a tax concentration: Five of the 10 courses are deep, technical, and tax-driven. Plus, you have the option to add two more tax courses with applied electives. Individualized attention and development are hallmarks of the master’s in taxation and data analytics program, with small class sizes, mentorship opportunities with program alumni, and a supportive community of students sitting for the CPA exam while completing their degree.

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A foundational knowledge of accounting is critical to your success in the MTax program therefore students must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited institution or completed either the Pathway Program or Bootcamp.

Pathway for non-accounting students

The School of Accountancy offers a Pathway Program for students with a non-accounting background. Including four foundational courses that you can complete in person or online, the program delivers essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in the master’s degree. To get started, simply submit your Pathway Program application.

The School of Accountancy also offers a dynamic MACC/MTax Bootcamp — including three, custom-designed non-credit courses that allow you to complete the foundational program prerequisites 100% online and in a single summer. No matter which option works best for you, our graduate recruiters are available to answer questions and support your next steps.

CPA test prep

Thanks to a W. P. Carey partnership with industry leader Surgent CPA Review, you can access a suite of CPA exam prep materials, even before your first class, and at no additional cost! That means you can prepare for and pass the CPA exam while still enrolled in the master’s program, making you a more competitive applicant for opportunities in the short term and providing you a great foundation for the rest of your career.


Learn from dedicated, passionate teachers, practitioners and thought leaders. As world-renowned researchers and experts who consult companies around the globe, W. P. Carey faculty bring learning to life. W. P. Carey faculty members regularly contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and their expertise is sought by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, CNN, and NPR.

View our directory to learn more about esteemed faculty members of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

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