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Walsh College MST and MAC Programs Receive National Rankings in TaxTalent Survey

Two of Walsh College’s graduate programs received prestigious recognition in the 2017 Top in Tax Educational Survey, which ranked the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program fifth and the Master of Science in Accounting (MAC) program tied for sixth nationally.

The survey asked 321 tax employers to vote for the best U.S. undergraduate, graduate and legal programs from their perspective for the 2016-17 school year.

According to the survey, the respondents were U.S. tax hiring authorities from corporate in-house departments and professional service firms. They ranged from middle market to Fortune 10™ companies with tax functions and professional service firms based in the U.S.

In the Methodology section, the survey states, “One of TaxTalent’s long-term missions is to help bridge the gap between academia and the professional world of tax.”

“It is gratifying for those of us at Walsh College to know that the employer community recognizes that we are providing our students with a rigorous and relevant tax education that they find desirable when evaluating potential new hires,” said Richard Davidson, vice chair, Tax and Business Law Department, Walsh College.

Walsh is the only college in Michigan to appear in the top 10 on the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) list, joining the likes of Golden Gate University, Villanova University and DePaul University (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business), among others.

Joining Walsh in the top 10 of Master of Science in Accounting (MAC) programs are Brigham Young, University of Michigan (Ross School of Business) and University of Notre Dame (Mendoza College of Business), among others.

Walsh College will hold an MST Open House for students interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Troy campus.

The Walsh MST degree program is designed for professionals seeking to gain comprehensive, practical knowledge of tax accounting, tax law, and tax research, while also achieving a deeper understanding of the broader concepts of tax methodology and tax procedure.

Graduates of the highly regarded Walsh MAC program benefit from a reputation for strong accounting skills earned over 90 years of placing accounting professionals with firms in Michigan.

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