MTax prerequisites

The W. P. Carey Master of Taxation (MTax) program is a rigorous master's degree that require a commensurate level of accounting knowledge. To ensure that you are prepared for the program, the following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the program.

Please note that the prerequisites below include course names and numbers from Arizona State University's course catalog, taken by W. P. Carey undergraduate accountancy majors. Most students with an undergraduate accounting degree or finance degree with an emphasis or minor in accounting will satisfy these prerequisites. All prerequisites must be completed prior to entering the program.

MTax prerequisites

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACC 340)
  • Fundamentals of Finance (FIN 300)
  • Enterprise Process Analysis & Design (ACC 444)
  • Taxes and Business Decisions (ACC 430)

Prerequisites must be taken at an accredited institution and completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Audit or pass/fail courses are not acceptable. If you have questions regarding meeting the prerequisite requirements, please contact the admission and recruitment team or your admission advisor.

The PATHWAY PROGRAM is for students with non-Accountancy undergraduate majors who are interested in obtaining a Master of Accountancy or Master of Taxation degree. The PATHWAY PROGRAM provides students a "shortcut" (approximately 2 semesters) to completion of the MACC/MTAX prerequisite courses.