Online Master of Tax Law (MT): Career Outlook

Find lifelong success with the law school approach to tax.

Find lifelong success with the law school approach to tax.

Accelerate your career in tax planning, dispute resolution, wealth management, financial consulting and accounting with the online Master of Tax Law (MT) from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

In this 100-percent online program, you’ll collaborate with some of the nation’s most renowned tax law professors and learn alongside lawyers from our Tax LLM program. Supported by this outstanding community and 18,000+ alumni globally, you’ll graduate with a comprehensive understanding of tax law that your business school–educated colleagues simply can’t match. All without needing a law degree.

  • 10% career growth projected for accountants and auditors from 2016 to 20261
  • 19% career growth projected for financial managers from 2016 to 20262
  • 90% of Graduate Tax Program students are employed in tax law–related positions within 9 months of graduation
  • Ranked the No. 3 Online Graduate Tax Law Program, based on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings

Preparing you with practice-ready skills is our first priority at Loyola Law. That’s why our graduates are sought after at all Big 4 accounting firms (Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young and KPMG), as well as BDO, RSM, Grant Thornton and others, where tax law skills are in demand.

Optionally, you can apply your MT toward CPA licensure,* so you can take on a career as a Certified Public Accountant. Wherever you go next, gain the knowledge and skills to apply the Internal Revenue Code, and get meaningful financial results for your clients and companies.

Career Spotlight

SENIOR FINANCIAL ADVISOR

$77,876/year

As a Senior Financial Advisor, you’d work hard to get to know your clients and their families as you determine their financial priorities and map out their future. Determine the best tax approaches, savings strategies and investment paths while helping your clients maximize one of their most important resources: their money.3

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (CPA)

$119,000/year

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)* are in need everywhere to help organizations and private clients ensure their taxes are filed correctly and in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, offering year-round tax advice and assistance with financial planning.4

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

$130,872/year

As a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you’d be your company’s most senior financial executive, leading the accounting and finance departments and reporting to the CEO. You’d ensure all financial reports are accurate and on time, decide where to invest your company’s money and plan out its financial future.5

Additional roles include:

  • Corporate Controller
  • IRS Accountant
  • IRS Agent
  • Partner, Accounting Firm, Tax
  • Sales Tax Auditor
  • Senior Tax Accountant
  • Senior Tax Manager
  • Tax Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Director

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Program Outcomes

When you complete this program, you’ll have the skills to:

  • Structure business transactions and operations to minimize taxes and maximize operating efficiency
  • Draft sophisticated, persuasive tax arguments and opinions
  • Interpret and analyze complex tax provisions as well as draft and critique tax policy positions
  • Navigate the many gray areas of the Internal Revenue Code and the opportunities and pitfalls they create for taxpayers
  • Present your insights and recommendations to superiors, boards and clients using concise written and oral communications

Students seeking CPA licensure may also be able to apply our Master of Tax Law program to fulfill educational hours requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

Career Support

At Loyola Law School, our commitment to you doesn’t end at graduation. We’re dedicated to helping you reach your full potential in the marketplace.

  • Student-Focused Faculty

    From providing career advice to making employer introductions, our faculty make a lifelong investment in your success.

  • Powerful Alumni Network

    Centered in Los Angeles, we have one of the largest, strongest and most diverse tax law alumni networks in the nation.

  • Symplicity System

    Log in to Symplicity, our one-stop online shop for exclusive job postings, employer profiles, career surveys and more.

  • Personalized Career Guidance

    Receive custom-tailored career advice, from help refining your résumé to finding new opportunities.

SOURCES:

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019, April 12). Accountants and Auditors. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on June 21, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.

2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019, April 12). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on June 21, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.

3Payscale (n.d.) Experienced Financial Advisor Salary. Retrieved on June 21, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Financial_Advisor/Salary/3163eb03/Experienced.

4Galaif, J. (2019, June 21). CPA Salary Guide 2019 (Find Out How Much You’ll Make!). CPA Exam Guy. Retrieved on June 21, 2019, from https://cpaexamguy.com/cpa-salary-guide/.

5Payscale (n.d.). Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary. Retrieved on June 21, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_Financial_Officer_(CFO)/Salary.

*Verify California’s and other states’ CPA requirements at https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/.

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