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Texas A&M’s International Tax Certificate or Master Degree – online begins August 22

Posted by William Byrnes on June 22, 2022


The International Tax Certificate and Master Degree is designed for international tax professionals (including lawyers, accountants, economists, and financial leaders) to deliver specialized legal training for an in-depth understanding of the international tax risk management field’s changing complex legal aspects. 

This graduate-level International Tax certificate or Master degree will prepare new and experienced international tax professionals to effectively address complex legal and policy challenges with respect to global tax risk. Specifically, participants will be exposed to (i) important U.S. and international laws, regulations and policies in the international tax risk management field, and (ii) technology, data, and practice, as well as applications of law and regulation through case studies through a weekly based structure. Individuals who complete the program will be able to synthesize scenarios, practice, and legal regulation in the international tax risk management field, providing analysis or judgments for consideration to organizational leadership with a nuanced perspective.

Courses are offered by asynchronous distance learning to provide a flexible schedule for working professionals. Interactive coursework includes case study assignments and regular interaction opportunities with classmates & the faculty through twice-weekly zoom meetings (recorded), pre-recorded videos, audio casts, discussion boards, and group breakout sessions.  For more information, please go to law.tamu.edu/distance-education/international-tax.

Example courses:

  • LAW 625 Spring Term A Transfer Pricing l – Methods, Econometrics, and Tangibles
  • LAW 626 Spring Term B Transfer Pricing II – Services and Intangibles
  • LAW 627 International Tax Risk Management I – Data, Analytics, and Technology
  • LAW 647 Fall Term A International Taxation and Treaties – residency issues
  • LAW 649 Fall Term B International Taxation and Treaties – source issues
  • LAW 719 Fall A Domestic Tax Systems Risk Management
  • LAW 720 Fall B International Tax Risk Management II – Data, Analytics, and Technology
  • U.S. International Tax Risk Management – Data and Analytics Spring Term A
  • U.S. International Tax Risk Management – Law and Regulation Summer
  • FATCA, CRS, and AEoI Risk Management – Summer

Texas A&M, operating budget of $9.6 billion (FY2022) and capital budget of $1.9 billion, is #1 for U.S. public universities, one of only 60 accredited U.S. universities of the American Association of Universities (R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity) and one of only 17 U.S. universities that hold the triple U.S. federal grant of Land, Sea, and Space! The law school, ranked in the 1st tier, has the #1 bar passage in Texas, and #1 for employment in Texas (and top 10 in U.S.) The law school’s new campus is part of the Texas A&M AggieLand North billion dollar investment.

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