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  • SBA Graduate Programs Office

  • Kenn B. Tachinno

    • Department Head, Economics, Finance, and Taxation
    • Quick Center, Room 241
    • tel: 610-499-4328


Learning Goals & Objectives, MSTFP

At the Widener University School of Business Administration (SBA), we prepare students for successful careers and leadership positions in business. We provide a challenging educational environment that promotes lifelong professional and personal growth through service and experiential learning. Our commitment to diversity and ethics inspires our students, faculty and staff to become proactive and socially responsible citizens. We value scholarship and generate knowledge that is valuable to our professional and business community. We embrace the interests of our stakeholders and engage them in our programs and activities.


MSTFP students will be competent in the fundamentals of taxation and financial planning

  1. Students will evaluate the suitability of various financial products using real world examples.
  2. Students will interpret and apply the Internal Revenue Code, treasury regulations and case law to real-world situations.


MSTFP students will be proficient in conducting tax research using primary sources of the law.

  1. Students will complete research problems using both electronic and hard copy resources.


MSTFP students will be effective communicators, orally and in writing.

  1. Students will interpret and apply the Internal Revenue Code, treasuring regulations and case law to real-world situations and will communicate the laws effectively.


MSTFP students will be knowledgeable concerning the ethical responsibilities of a tax practitioner.

  1. Students will use Circular 230 and apply it to hypothetical situations.