SJSU MST Program
Joel Busch, CPA, Esq., is an associate professor at San Jose State University where he teaches tax courses focusing on business entities at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Joel currently serves on the Committee on Taxation for the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and is the editor and co-author of Passkey Learning Systems’ Enrolled Agent textbook series. He formerly served as Vice-Chair of the Tax Committee of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association as well as an alternate board member of the California Taxpayers Association. He has also been a guest speaker at various trade association tax seminars. Prior to joining the faculty at SJSU, Joel spent over a decade at Granite Construction Incorporated where he was in charge of federal, state and local tax audits, appeals, research and planning. In addition, Joel was responsible for the creation, implementation and instruction of in-house tax education for the organization as well as representing the company in numerous tax legislation efforts and tax regulation reforms. Joel then spent the following seven years as a tax consultant, representing businesses and individuals on all facets of taxation – including income, sales/use, employment and property tax matters. Joel is a proud alumnus of San Jose State University – having received both a BS in Accounting and a MS in Taxation from SJSU. In addition, he has a JD from the Monterey College of Law.