Master of Accountancy major in Taxation

The Master of Accountancy major in Taxation (MA-T) Program is intended to prepare the student to meet the challenges of the ever-changing demands of the Accountancy profession, particularly in taxation. It is a 45-unit program to be completed in two years on a trimester basis. In line with the University’s thrust on lifelong learning, the program is targeted to municipal, city, provincial, and government agencies accountants, BIR personnel, and tax consultants.

It includes application of national and international taxation systems in the form of cases and actual studies. Both CPAs and non-CPAs holding undergraduate degrees in BSA, BSC major in Accountancy, BS in Management Accounting and BSBA major in Accountancy or Finance may apply for the program.

Objectives of the Program:

  • To provide relevant, timely and transformative accounting education particularly taxation which is responsive to the needs of the local, national and global communities in a rapidly changing world.
  • To develop competent and socially responsible tax professionals and life long learners.
  • To meet the needs of the accounting profession for individuals with a broader and extensive training in tax system in national and international setting.
  • To provide a venue for Accountants seeking advancement of specialization in their professional fields.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Management Accounting, Commerce major in Accountancy, or BSBA major in Accountancy or Finance
  • Certificate of Transfer Credentials / Certificate of Honorable Dismissal (original copy)
  • Transcript of Records specifying Graduation / Special Order (informative copy)
  • Certificate of Employment (at least 2 years of work experience for CPAs and 3 rears for non CPAs)
  • Recommendation from Professor / Employer
  • Satisfactory admission test scores
  • Completed Application Form

International Students:

  • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)
  • Certificate of Equivalency
Basic Courses (9 units)
Course No.
MSA 200
MSA 201
MSA 202
Descriptive Title
Quantitative Business Analysis
Methods of Research
Human Behavior in Organization
Units
3
3
3
Major Courses (21 units)
Course No.
MSA 210
MSA 211
MSA 212
MSA 213
MSA 214
MSA 215
MSA 216
Descriptive Title
Managerial Economics
Advanced Financial Accounting Theory and Practice
Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice
Advanced Managerial Accounting
Business Law and Taxation
Accounting/Auditing Research
Management Information System
Units
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Specialization (15 units)
Course No.
MSA 225
MSA 227
MAT 200
MAT 201
MAT 202
Descriptive Title
International Accounting Practice
Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting and Auditing
Phil Taxation System
Comparative Taxation System
Tax Management
Units
3
3
3
3
3

Total Units Required: 45