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Mary Jo Heintz- MS in Taxation Program Director and an Assistant Professor


"Whether a master's or tax certificate is being pursued, both will be recognized by employers and clients as a great accomplishment, giving the student an advantage over others without the degree!"

Mary Jo Heintz is the Master of Science in Taxation Program Director and an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Students in the online MS in Taxation program learn about the tax code, from fundamentals to complex tax code.

Degrees Held:

  • M.S. in Accounting - University of Cincinnati
  • B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting – Thomas More College

Career Highlights:

  • University of Cincinnati - Educator, since 2016
  • Was an Audit Manager at Deloitte before leaving and embarking on an extensive career at The Procter & Gamble Company as an Associate Director in Finance and Accounting

What types of work can online MS in Taxation students expect?

The courses consist of video lectures, discussion boards, assignments and research assignments along with quizzes.

What do you want students learn in the MS in Taxation classes? What is the expected outcome?

Coming out of the MS in Taxation program, we strive for students to be successful in their professional roles, in whichever tax field they pursue. Students will learn about the tax code, from fundamentals to complex tax code, as well as how to research and evaluate situations.

What advice would you give those considering this online program?

The courses are a great way to keep current and to continue learning!

What is the value of this degree?

The MS in Taxation degree provides an additional credential to the student, demonstrating expertise in a very complicated accounting area. Whether a masters or tax certificate is being pursued, both will be recognized by employers and clients as a great accomplishment, giving the student an advantage over others without the degree!

Why did you start teaching?

I have always found myself in roles that involved training and teaching others. I have a passion for accounting, so combining the two seemed like a natural fit!

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Any of the 7 Habits books by Stephen Covey.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

I enjoy traveling and visiting family in my spare time and also enjoy being a Board Member on a local not for profit.

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