Taxation Option
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Organizational Behavior/Design MAN112 satisfies Area 2 requirement 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Accounting II ACC102 3 ACC101
Business Law I BUS201 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Decision Support using MS Excel CIT234 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or equivalent experience or Chair approval
Accounting Information Systems ACC105 3 ACC101 and ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Accounting Forensics ACC107 3 ACC102
Intermediate Accounting I ACC201 Fall 3 ACC102
Intermediate Accounting II ACC202 Spring 3 ACC201
Federal Income Tax I ACC203 Fall 3 ACC102
Business Income Tax ACC204 Spring 3 ACC102
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Accounting Elective (200+) ACC205 Spring 3 ACC203
Mass Tax Law I ACC217 3
Internship at DOR/Mass Tax Law II ACC299 3 ACC217
Professional Communication BUS207 3 ENG111
Total Credits 67

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The Business Administration Department at Bunker Hill Community College is a collegial, student-centered learning community dedicated to providing an innovative, creative, and relevant education in business disciplines to a diverse student population. We strive to maximize student success by placing graduates in a competitive position when seeking employment in a business environment or upon transfer to a four-year academic institution, ultimately empowering them to compete responsibility and successfully in today’s global business environment.

Option Overview

The Associate in Science Degree: Business Administration Program, Taxation Option prepares students with an intensive, practical application of skills and decision making demanded by the taxation and auditing profession/. Students will develop technical, communications, critical thinking, quantitative, and human relation skills needed to be competitive in this field.

This option provides students with the skills needed for entry-level positions found in the taxation and auditing field and will also position them to transfer to a four-year degree program. Students will participate in a hands-on internship experience at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, affording them a first-hand look at the inner workings of the taxation and auditing profession.

Career Outlook

This option qualifies graduates to seek employment with businesses conducting taxation and auditing operations that correspond to the required career electives.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Build an understanding of steps required to perform both internal and independent audits; 
  • Understand the workings and concepts of tax law as it pertains to the business transactions of varied business entities; 
  • Understand the legal and ethical challenges faced by auditors and the resolution approaches for these situations; 
  • Demonstrate competencies regarding the auditor’s objectives and procedures in selected areas of the audit, emphasizing the business cycles; 
  • Recognize and apply the general rules of accounting related to taxation and auditing; 
  • Demonstrate a mastery of design of audit programs for financial statement audits; 
  • Demonstrate conceptual and analytical skills acquired through course work and relate to thoughtful analysis of financial and non-financial data.