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Certificate in State and Local Taxation

The Certificate program in State and Local Taxation is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue or advance careers within tax departments of corporations, CPA firms, law firms, and government agencies.

Students wishing to earn a Certificate in State and Local Taxation must be admitted as a non-degree graduate student in the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee or enrolled in a master's degree program in the Lubar School of Business.

Students wishing to earn the Certificate must complete the required 12 graduate credit hours with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

Required Courses
Bus Adm 831 Multistate Income Taxation
Bus Adm 832 Property Taxation
Bus Adm 837 Sales and Use Taxation
Bus Adm 838 Managing State and Local Tax Audits

Students who wish to earn the certificate in State and Local Taxation and are not enrolled in a Lubar School graduate degree program at UWM can be admitted as business non-degree graduate students provided they meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's or higher degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better.
  • Background including one or more of the following: a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting, a master's degree in taxation, a law degree, a CPA certification, and relevant work experience in the accounting or tax area.

Admission as a non-degree graduate student in business does not constitute admission to a master's degree program in the Lubar School of Business.

A maximum of one three-credit course from another institution would be considered for transfer to the certificate.

There is a time limit of three years from initial enrollment for completion of the certificate.

Students wishing to obtain the Certificate in State and Local Taxation must declare their intention by applying to the Lubar School of Business Graduate Program Services office, Lubar N251. After completing the program requirements, a Certificate in State and Local Taxation will be awarded by the Lubar School of Business.


Page last updated on: 02/13/2014