Bookstein Institute

CSUN’s Master of Science Taxation Program Ranked 25th in Nation

Tax Class

Class of 2018-Orientation Day, October 2016

California State University, Northridge’s Master of Science in Taxation program was recently ranked 25th among the top Master of Science in Taxation Degree Programs in the nation by best-accounting-schools.com.

 “This recognition is a strong validation for the graduate tax program and a strong endorsement of the hard work of our faculty, staff, alumni and advisory board members, who have contributed so much,” said Rafi  Efrat, professor and Bookstein Chair in Taxation. “This recognition important and critical on a number of levels, the first being that the accomplishment and prestige has happened in such a short period of time.”

The graduate taxation program, which has been at CSUN since 2005, is an 18-month program. According to Efrat, the program has an 80 percent on-time graduation rate. Classes typically have 30 students and are designed to meet the needs of mid-career tax professionals. For example, this program is taught in the cohort format, which maximizes opportunities for interaction with faculty as well as the development of valuable networking relationships with fellow tax professionals. Furthermore, enrollment in all courses is guaranteed. In addition, the program's schedule is tailored to the needs of the working tax professionals with no classes scheduled during the busy tax seasons.

Finally, starting next fall, the program will allow students maximum participation flexibility by joining live classes in-person or through video-conferencing technology. “This is an important enhancement in our program’s offerings; one which is consistent with our charge of offering a high quality, practice-oriented program that is tailored to the unique needs of our mid-career tax professional student body.” Efrat said.

by Paul Amico