The Master of Taxation (MTax) program is an innovative graduate program, that reaches across the learning spectrum connecting skills and knowledge from each course, the program as a whole, and work-related activities. It is designed using an exclusive learning model to foster the development of unique strengths and qualities that distinctly position our graduates as valued professionals in the Canadian tax community.
This ground-breaking program is offered through the University of Waterloo with all classes held in downtown Toronto. Graduates attain broad-based competencies in tax subject areas that include policy, research, statutory interpretation, estate planning, business structuring, and risk management. Technical strength is integrated with professional skills including communication, research and interpretation, professionalism, continuous learning, and the ability to synthesize and respond appropriately to key relationship and business issues.
Our students include university graduates from Canadian business programs interested in pursuing a career in tax, as well as individuals from the tax and professional community including chartered accountants, lawyers and other professionals who may already have some tax background but wish to solidify or expand their expertise. Offered on both a full time and part-time basis, the program is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our diverse group of constituents.
I entered the MTax program as a part-time student knowing many of the previous graduates that had benefited greatly from the program in the past. I wanted to experience these benefits for myself and as I look back, the program greatly exceeded all my expectations.
Of the many things the MTax program had to offer, I would list:
- in-depth technical knowledge,
- friendly classmates (from all walks of life),
- world-class faculty, and
- the applicability of what I learned, classroom to workplace
- as significant positive factors that contributed to my professional career in taxation.
Deciding to attend the MTax program was one of the best decisions of my career to date.
- Clarence, 2009 graduate, MAcc, MTax
There are many high achievers in the MTax program: students, alumni, and faculty. Find out about our award winners and papers published by our students and faculty.