Walsh College Tax Program Ranks 7th in Nation by MST Alumni

Oct 23, 2012, 09:15 ET from Walsh College

Ranks 14th in the survey of Tax Hiring Authorities

TROY, Mich., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Walsh College Master of Science in Taxation (MST) degree was ranked 7th in the U.S. by MST alumni and 14th by tax professionals, according to a recent survey by JobsInTax.com, part of the TaxTalent network, the largest online support organization for tax professionals.

Master of Science in Taxation alumni ranked Walsh College in the top 11 percent of 65 schools, and hiring professionals placed Walsh in the top 25 percent of 60 MST programs. TaxTalent's 2012 survey recognized the top-rated Master's in Tax programs in the United States, based on the separate survey responses of 151 corporate tax department leaders and 176 MST alumni. The two surveys provide a directory of schools held in high regard by both alumni and tax hiring authorities for their MST program.

"Walsh College offers a MST program known for preparing tax professionals with a comprehensive and practical education in all areas of tax," said Daniel Hoops, Walsh College accounting and tax department chair. "We are proud to offer a program that is among the most respected in the nation."

In addition to its high-caliber faculty and its unique, real-world teaching style, Walsh has a number of specialized resources that it shares with the community. The Walsh College Library houses a comprehensive tax collection with more than 5,000 tax titles and almost 3,000 tax serials for research, accessed by many local tax professionals.

Walsh also created the Tax Resource Portal, an online research guide that provides more than 600 free, tax-related resources, which is also available to the public. Currently, the portal provides Michigan-specific tax-related cases, laws and statutes, and will continue to expand to include the remaining states and major U.S. and worldwide municipal tax authorities.

For more information on the Walsh Master of Science in taxation, visit walshcollege.edu/taxationmastersdegree. To view full TaxTalent survey results, visit http://www.taxtalent.com/mstsurvey/2012_TaxTalent_MST_Survey_Release.pdf

Walsh College (www.walshcollege.edu) is a private, not-for-profit, upper-division all-business college where 4,500 students study for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as professional certificates. The College offers courses at two campuses, three southeast Michigan university centers, and online. Faculty members integrate application and theory to prepare students for successful corporate and entrepreneurial careers, and employers value and seek out Walsh graduates for their practical business education. Walsh cultivates student and alumni entrepreneurs through the Blackstone LaunchPad and furthers education among the business community through The Walsh Institute.

Celebrating 90 years of business education, Walsh College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). Specific degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org).

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