About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

DepreciationFederal Tax ReturnsTax Law

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Specialization are

  • Accountants
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Auditors
  • Financial Advisors
  • Lawyers

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Federal Taxation I: Individuals, Employees, and Sole Proprietors

4.9
173 ratings
23 reviews
Course2

Federal Taxation II: Property Transactions of Business Owners and Shareholders

4.9
63 ratings
11 reviews
Course3

Taxation of Business Entities I: Corporations

4.6
38 ratings
4 reviews
Course4

Taxation of Business Entities II: Pass-Through Entities

4.7
18 ratings
2 reviews

Instructors

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Matthew Hutchens

Lecturer of Accountancy
Department of Accountancy
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Petro Lisowsky, PhD, CPA

Associate Professor of Accountancy
College of Business: Department of Accountancy
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Michael P Donohoe, PhD, CPA

Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow
Department of Accountancy, Gies College of Business

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • While you may work at your own pace, the Specialization is comprised of 4 8-week courses and a 3-week capstone.

  • You should have some knowledge of business environments (either via other courses or work experience) and basic mathematics skills. It is also beneficial if you have some experience with common spreadsheet software applications.

  • The first two courses provide foundational knowledge for the other courses in the Specialization. Thus, it is recommended that the courses be completed in the listed order, the capstone will be available to those that have passed all four courses.

  • You will be able to apply basic and intermediate principles of U.S. federal taxation to a variety of individual and business settings. You will be able to prepare key components of the U.S. federal tax return for individuals and small business owners (Form 1040) and business use property (Form 4562). You will be able to compare and identify basic tax strategies related to organizational structure, including various types of corporations, partnerships, and other entities.

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