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Job Options for Those With an MBA With a Corporate Tax Concentration

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A Master of Business Administration with a corporate tax concentration opens up a multitude of doors for those seeking a business career. A taxation MBA allows a person to work in either the private or public sector. Below are a few of the jobs you can pursue if you earn an MBA with a corporate tax concentration.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

A CPA is an individual who has passed the national CPA exam. According to, "CPAs help businesses stay strong and competitive, and ensure financial integrity through account analysis, strategic tax planning, risk management and investment consulting." CPAs are needed not only in big corporations but also in the nonprofit fields and in government. A taxation MBA may be just the way to prepare for a career that requires CPAs to be extremely knowledgeable. Requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary by state, so consult your local CPA Board to determine the requirements in your state.

Financial Advisor

Instead of working for a big corporation, government office or nonprofit organization, you may also choose to go into business for yourself as a private consultant or financial advisor, where you work with people from a variety of economic circumstances to help them plan their future. Knowledge of corporate tax and an MBA degree are big selling points when marketing your skills. Many big companies are hiring full-time financial advisors to help monitor daily, weekly, monthly and yearly expenditures.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Often, the highest-paying jobs for those who have earned an MBA with a taxation concentration are chief financial officer (CFO) positions. Whereas a chief executive officer (CEO) is more concerned with the overall strategy and long-term plans for the company, CFOs concern themselves with the financial aspects of the company — the financial strategy and accounting reports. The CFO is the lead financial advisor for the company and reports to either the board of directors or the CEO.

A taxation MBA provides valuable business skills that allow a person to work for themselves, at a company or nonprofit organization. Government careers are also an option. Such versatility makes the pursuit of an MBA in corporate taxation an ideal choice for business professionals.

Learn more about the UC online MBA with a Corporate Taxation Concentration program.

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