The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy program, is the only one of its kind offered in Northern Ohio. It provides substantive technical and professional knowledge, skills and abilities needed to function as a taxation specialist. Though it is primarily intended for practicing accountants and attorneys who wish to further or pursue a career in taxation, other individuals with an interest in a specialized taxation degree may find the program valuable.
Among the advantages of enrolling in the program are the following:
The MTax curriculum consists of 24 credits of required taxation classes and six credits of elective classes in specialized taxation areas. Two foundation courses (Financial Accounting Principles and Survey of Federal Taxation) may be required for students who have not had similar classes in their undergraduate or graduate programs. Students must take those classes prior to starting the MTax program.
Semesters are sixteen weeks long and summer sessions will be five to ten weeks. Summer classes may meet one night each week with balance of the class supplemented with significant web-based support. Summer classes that are offered over a five week period may meet more than one evening each week.
The MTax Program Governance Board is composed of experienced tax professionals and executives. All faculty who teach in the program are members of the Board. The Board serves as a forum for sharing ideas about the program and for ensuring that the curriculum is always relevant. The Board also helps with strategic planning and student recruitment.
MTax Program Governance Board Members
Jerry Apple, J.D. Instructor
Andrew Bernat , J.D. Part Time Faculty
Jim Bowen , Partner, Bober Markey Fedorovich & Company.
Rick Burke , J.D. Part Time Faculty
Laura Culp , Shareholder & Director of Taxation, BCG & Co.
Steve Dimengo , J.D. Part Time Faculty
Joel Hamsher , Principal, Apple Growth Partners
David Lewis , J.D. Part Time Faculty
Al Lieberman , Associate Professor of Accounting, Coordinator of Taxation Studies
Rob Malone, J.D. Attorney at Law, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs
Gregory McClure , Executive, External Audit Department, Crowe Horwath LLP
Angelina Milo, President, Cohen & Company LTD
Bill Nolan , J.D, CPA Executive Director in State and Local Tax at Ernst & Young.
Mike Pasternak, Owner, Robert J. Events & Catering , CBA Alumni Board
Dan Riemenschneider , Tax Partner, Bruner-Cox LLP
Erik Rosenfeld , PricewaterhouseCoopers, Institute for Global Business Advisory Board
Mona Sarkar, J.D. MTax, Team Leader Wealth Management and Charitable Advisory Group, FirstMerit
Jon Stefanik , J.D. Part Time Faculty
Carol Szczepanik , LLM (Tax), the Senior Attorney (Criminal Tax), Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service in Cleveland
Mike Urse , J.D. Part Time Faculty
Frank Vari , Senior Manager, KPMG.
Jeffrey Walters, Managing Partner, CBIZ / Mayer Hoffman McCann