MBT

The Master of Business Taxation with Data Analytics (MBT) is a full-time, 12-month program for those seeking a career as a tax professional within the accounting industry. The MBT degree equips students with the multi-dimensional skills needed to navigate the rapid changes in data and technology within the tax profession and gain a competitive advantage in today’s job market.

The program integrates advanced coursework in tax and accounting with quantitative applications in modelling, data, analytics and technology. The program curriculum covers in-depth topics such as the impact of taxation on business operations and planning, corporate and partnership taxation, mergers and acquisitions, international taxation, state and local taxation, and tax research, policy and ethics.

Starting in the fall, the program includes a tax season internship and additional experiential learning opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. When pooled with the appropriate undergraduate course work, the 30-credit MBT degree will provide the hours necessary to earn a CPA license. In addition, the MBT program includes a structured approach to prepare for the CPA exam along with discounted access to CPA Exam Review programs. You can view professional licensure disclosures provided by the university which goes into further detail regarding this preparation.

MBT Curriculum

Emerging Tax Technologies (3-day pre-course)
Taxes and Business Strategy
Corporate Taxation
Partnership Taxation
Accounting Analytics
Accounting Systems and Controls

Data Models, Analysis, and Visualization
International Taxation
Advanced Topics in Taxation (Mergers, Acquisitions, State and Local Taxation)
Tax Research, Policy and Ethics

 

PLEASE NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Supporting Your Success

While completing their coursework, graduate students enhance their professional development skills, expand their professional network and develop a strategy for leveraging their master’s degree for career growth and mobility.

In the MBT program, professional development programming focuses on enriching the classroom experience and preparing students for a career in accounting. Professional development programs and events include:

  • Internship information sessions
  • Lunch and Learns with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Resume critiques
  • Software workshops

Internships 

MBT students receive support in securing a tax-season work opportunity to supplement their course of study.

Graduate Mentoring Program

Students are encouraged to participate in a one-year mentoring program with alumni and corporate partners. This program is facilitated by the mentoring platform Chronus, which provides mentoring recommendations based on career interests and backgrounds with MatchIQ technology. During this program, students will engage in events that facilitate relationship building with their alumni mentor.

Personalized Resources

As MBT students have unique motivations for earning their advanced degree, they also have access to dedicated career services staff who can help them navigate and benefit from a variety of resources based on their individual professional goals.

Fellowship Opportunities

The Master of Accounting with Data Analytics Fellows Program is an assistantship that allows students to pursue their degree on a full-time basis while obtaining paid research experience with faculty members. Fellows gain valuable hands-on experience working with our world-class faculty as they engage in innovative research with real-world applications. Fellows receive a living stipend and 50% tuition discount.

Graduate Business Programs Office

The Graduate Business Programs Office is located in Bartley Hall, Suite 1064. Please visit us for general program and curriculum inquiries, as well as registration and schedule advising.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Academic Advising

Each advisor is available for in-person or telephone appointments in Bartley Hall or Center City. Please see below for advisor designation.

Lindsey Kriegel
Director of Student Experience, Data, and Retention

lindsey.kriegel@villanova.edu

  • Fast Track MBA & JD/MBA

Shannon Marrero
Assistant Director, MBA
shannon.marrero@villanova.edu

  • Flex & Online students with last names A-L.

Rachel N’Diaye
Assistant Director, MBA
rachel.ndiaye@villanova.edu

  • Flex & Online students with last names M-Z
     

Allyson Daley
Senior Associate Director, Specialized Masters Programs

allyson.daley@villanova.edu

  • MBA Fellows Advising
  • Specialized MS Programs Advising