TaxTalent.com, in conjunction with JobsInTax.com has released their annual ranking of tax LLM programs by surveying corporate tax department heads. This seems a far better methodology than the US News and World Report tax LLM rankings which rely on peer rankings by other tax LLM program faculty.
1. NYU (61.2% of respondents voted for this school in the top 5 for hiring candidates)
2. Georgetown (52.6%)
3. Northwestern (19.7%)
4. Florida (17.8%)
5. Boston University (17.1%)
Although the top programs are of no surprise. The data is surprising. The conclusion is that the top programs for hiring are NYU and Georgetown. While Florida is #2 in the US News Rankings, it does not seem to provide the same cache for hiring managers as NYU and Georgetown. Could Florida’s relatively smaller class size be a factor?
TaxTatalent’s rankings of masters in tax (MST) programs can be found by clicking here.