Advanced Topics in Corporate Taxation – ACCT 618

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course explores current topics within the field of corporate taxation, as well as the impact of corporate taxes on shareholders.


ACCT 531 and ACCT 511 and (BMAL 590 or Meets BMAL590 / 27 hrs in BUSI with a score of 3)


The field of corporate taxation is one that can become quite complicated, depending on the level of complexity and whether a corporation is a multi-national corporation. Income tax items can also affect shareholders on an individual level. The purpose of this course is to examine some of the more common issues related to corporate taxation, and the corresponding effects on corporate shareholders.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate biblical principles within the field of corporate taxation.
  2. Construct sound arguments for the handling of various taxation scenarios.
  3. Compare and contrast various applications of the tax code.
  4. Calculate various tax components.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 450 words. Each thread and both replies must include at least 2 scholarly citations in current APA format. Acceptable sources include the textbook, IRS code, the Bible, and scholarly journal articles.


The student will write a 1,000-word reflection paper in current APA format that focuses on his/her background in corporate taxation. The student must explain his/her experience, and include examples of research tools he/she may have used to solve any complex problems. If the student does not have experience with corporate taxation, then the essay must be focused upon what tools the student would use, and how his/her experience in the field of taxation has or has not prepared him/her to handle corporate taxation. The essay does not require any resources, as it is based upon the student’s experience.

Lesson Problems (5)

The student will answer various questions from the study problems found within the study problems textbook.