Estate, Gift & Trust Taxation Microcredential

Degree Type
Micro Credentials

The Microcredential in Estate, Gift & Trust Taxation is designed for individuals that are in, or are aspiring to be in, the specialized field of estate, gift, and trust taxation. It consists of two courses: one giving an overview and grounding in the basics of estate & gift taxation, the second dealing with the income taxation of estates & trusts. Students successfully completing the requirements for the Microcredential in Estate, Gift & Trust Taxation will have a solid education in this specialized field of taxation and will be prepared to work in the tax department of public accounting firms, law firms, and other financial services firms.


Students are required to take 6 credits by completing both of the following courses with a grade of B or higher. (Note: Those individuals with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than accounting may undertake the credential upon completion of specified prerequisites prior to beginning the Microcredential program.)

  • BU7574 Estate & Gift Taxation 3 cr.
  • BU7581 Taxation of Estates and Trusts 3 cr.

Skills and Competencies to be Gained

Students who complete these courses at the required level will:

  • Demonstrate a broad and in-depth knowledge of estate, gift and trust taxation principles, theories, and practice. This knowledge should enable students to develop solutions to complex issues utilizing critical thinking skills.
  • Be prepared to become socially responsible leaders able to recognize ethical dilemmas and achieve resolutions in a socially and professionally responsible manner.
  • Understand the role of taxation in business and society.
  • Be able to communicate learned skills and competencies effectively.

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