The Master of Taxation (MTax), UNSW Sydney, is a fast-track to postgraduate tax education and tax law expertise. Within one year of study in the MTax, gain proficiency in complex taxation issues in business decisions and transactions. Develop a critical understanding of the Australian taxation system, hone essential skills during your studies in research and analysis, and establish a solid comprehension of complex aspects of your chosen tax speciality.
Tailor the Master of Taxation (MTax) to meet career goals within five key specialisations (outlined below). Certified accountants and lawyers can receive professional recognition. There are also opportunities for international study experiences, work placements and industry connections.
MTax graduates draw upon enhanced research and analysis skills and a comprehensive understanding of complex frameworks to resolve challenging taxation matters.
UNSW and the Tax Institute have partnered to allow MTax graduates to receive an exemption from CTA1, CTA2A and CTA2B and to proceed directly to CTA3 Advisory to complete the CTA program. Top UNSW MTax students will have the opportunity to complete taxation subjects offered as part of the MSc in Taxation at Oxford University.
Why choose this master’s degree?
With recognition of prior learning, you could graduate from the MTax in less than a year of full-time study. This program has a flexible delivery - courses are offered online and face to face to meet your work/life balance. Specialise your expertise in:
- Taxation – advanced Australian knowledge base and professional skills
- International Taxation – advanced international knowledge base and professional skills
- Revenue Administration – prepare for work in the public service, or consultancies and agencies related to developing and transitional economies
- Applied Taxation – taxation essentials for accounting, business management, and advisory work
- Taxation and Financial Planning - specialised taxation, law and business education in financial planning and personal wealth accumulation.
See the program structure for detailed information.
Professional recognition is available for certified accountants and lawyers. Members of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and qualified lawyers may earn recognition towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) membership requirements respectively.
Graduates receive accreditation with The Tax Institute, and graduates of The Tax Institute may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.
See the Entry requirements for more information.
International opportunities for work and study are available within
Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities exclusive to UNSW Business School students, that include:
After completing the Master of Taxation, I have the ability to determine what the Treasury, via the legislation and regulations, is trying to achieve. That's given me a whole new level of confidence. Now, if I get a curly question from a client, I know how to efficiently navigate through the legislation to determine the appropriate answer.
UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. The skills and insights gained from the MTax can have an immediate positive effect on your career.
Who is this degree for?
- Specialists who practise exclusively in tax-advising work
Job and career prospects
- Taxation specialist in the private or public sector
- Manager with a revenue authority or tax agency
- International taxation adviser
- Financial planning expert or personal wealth adviser
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success
Why the Business School?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, with our subjects consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide. We are rated “Well above world standard” for Accounting and Auditing by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment. Read more about our rankings and reputation.
Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This postgraduate degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered by
Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through
mentoring, and you can undertake
global business practicums for credit towards your degree.