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MS in Taxations Student Testimonials

"When I was enrolled in the Masters in Tax program at FDU, I did not understand the true value of the program. I took the courses because I enjoyed taxation and the faculty. It was only when I finally found a position in corporate income taxation that I started realizing the benefits of the program. It took me to places I could not have envisioned. The faculty was outstanding and the program was rigorous. However it prepared me for the real world. Every course in corporate income taxation, which I specialize in currently, has added value to what I did in all my positions and will continue to do so. I recommend the FDU program to anyone considering a career in taxation"   Faizur Bakshi (1996)


"The FDU MS taxation program gave me an excellent opportunity to expand my working knowledge in Federal taxation. The study was practical and helped me in my public accounting profession. The Saturday
program made it easier to obtain the degree while working."  Mark L. Gittelman (Jan 2003) 
"As a graduate of the FDU MS in Taxation program, I have found the program to be the consistently best graduate program I have ever attended. My professional designations include both a CPA and a CFP and my educational background includes an MBA and an Advanced Professional Certificate. The FDU tax program has been the finest educational program I have ever experienced." Brad Hoogstra (Aug 2002)

"If you want a career in the tax profession you need to supplement your practical experience with the knowledge and insight offered by the professors of FDU. The program is an excellent opportunity to refine your abilities and expand your skills as a tax professional. I highly recommend the program." John Martine

"Learning from practicing tax attorneys increases your comprehension level, especially when the professors expand on the subject material with personal experiences." Michael Imparato

"I had been out of School for 30 years and was a bit apprehensive about entering the MST Program. The Professors created a relaxed atmosphere that was very condusive to learning and I shortly knew I had come to the right place. While the "Formal Instruction" was exceptional, I particularly enjoyed the open class discussions with fellow students. There always seemed to be at least several students in each class who volunteered personal experiences related to the subject matter. The Professors were always receptive to such practical input and it added to the learning experience. I met many fine Tax Professionals of all ages in the classes I attended and have continued to keep in touch with several to occasionally "Talk Tax". It's a great Program. It's not easy, but you'll really feel you've accomplished something special when you complete it."  Jack Shalaida

"I’m a CPA in a multi-billion dollar, multi-national corporation with more of a Financial Accounting background involved in external financial reporting, technical accounting research and policy. At first, I was a bit intimidated at the program and the complexities of taxation, feeling a bit out of my element. While the workload was heavy and requirements intense, it disciplined me to be a much more careful reader. The program requires getting right down into the Code, the Regs., Rulings, and Court Cases making it feel more like being in law school. The professors are outstanding and dedicated to teaching students. They have an in-depth level of practical knowledge and are not merely career college professors."  Jack Markey

"The program is an invaluable tool for anyone who has a tax and/or a consulting practice. You can gear the elective courses to your field of expertise (or future field of expertise). Whether seeking a degree or just CPE credits, you will not find better CPE around. Although the courses run 10 weeks in the Saturday's only program, the knowledge gained from the courses is better than any one or two day course." J. Syseskey

"I believe the M.S. Taxation program at Fairleigh Dickinson University is very challenging and rewarding. I find the professors are dedicated professionals who are always eager to provide whatever possible assistance to the students. This dedication helps to motivate me and other students to strive for higher academic excellence" Suan Nguyen

"I would say that when I was deciding between Fairleigh Dickinson, Rutgers, and Seton Hall, I chose Fairleigh because I was told that a great deal of tax professionals in New Jersey are Fairleigh Dickinson MST graduates. I have worked with 3 alumni so far and they are people that tend to succeed. Two have reached the VP level, without a law degree, and one is now a director with VP potential" Sean Moran

“I started the program on the recommendation of a friend  who told me the professors were excellent and I would learn a great deal. Prior to entering the program, I had barely ever researched or knew how to properly research a tax item. The program has exceeded any expectations I could have ever hoped for. The professors are outstanding and have a wealth of knowledge from years of practicing, which they readily share with the students. It is evident when a professor enters the classroom to teach, that he/she has dedicated a great deal of time outside the classroom in preparation for the classes. The work load is substantial but not overbearing and is always covered thoroughly in the classes. The curriculum is diversified to accommodate different areas of tax, based on a students needs. I feel the program has taught me everything from the basic principles of taxation to the ability to research complex topics with confidence. Even after I graduate, I will come back to audit a few classes which I would really like to take. I feel that the program is looked upon very favorably in the professional community. I can honestly say that I have received a first rate education in tax. I would recommend this program to anyone"  Steve Delsordo

“I have been a Corporate Director of Taxes for fifteen years. Prior to that I was a Corporate Controller of a multinational corporation. I have entered the MST program at FDU without any significant expectation. I felt that in addition to my MBA and CPA I should add an MST to "round-out" my credentials. I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of the program and the quality of instructors. All the professors, without exception, are highly qualified and dedicated professionals. All of the courses offered coverd in depth the topics and the presentation skills of the professors are excellent. In view of my experience in tax planning (both domestic and international), I have selected the most difficult electives to round-out my tax educational background. I am pleased to say that the extensive coverage of the difficult topics helped me a great deal with my tax planning and compliance activities. I have compared FDU's tax program with other MST programs offered in New York and New Jersey and, in my opinion, FDU's is by far the best in terms of intensity, coverage and presentation skills of its instructors. I highly recommend the program to any accountant are tax professional that wish to progress in the field of taxation.” Charles Matrai, CPA