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    The Master’s degree program in Taxation combines business taxation with public economics and thus enables specialized training in the subject of taxation based on a multidisciplinary perspective. By choosing their desired minors and electives, students either have the possibility to look into a wide range of subjects or to focus on one specific field.

    The degree program is aimed at Bachelor’s graduates in business, economics and related fields, and graduates of the first state examination in law who have an interest in taxation and would like to approach the topic from several perspectives. Students of this program have the possibility to prepare for specific tax-related career paths already during their course of study by selecting respectively relevant minors and required electives. They qualify for a professional career as a tax advisor or for the work in tax departments of companies as well as for tax-related professions in ministries and international organizations, in financial administration or for a career in tax research. This degree program also provides students with the fundamentals for the tax advisor examination. Furthermore, students are given excellent prerequisites for qualifying further by subsequently pursuing doctoral studies.

    The Master’s degree program in Taxation combines highest scientific standards with a consistent practical orientation. By offering guest lectures and classes held by renowned practitioners on a regular basis, the program offers students an in-depth insight into possible professional fields and students acquire key professional skills. The wide range of courses offered in the program creates a high-quality, effective and interconnected study offer for its students. Furthermore, the schedule of the dates for examinations and assessments offer sufficient flexibility, e.g. for being able to gather practical experience during the semester breaks.

    Structure & Content - Taxation (M.Sc.)


    The Master’s degree program comprises four semesters. You must hold a Bachelor’s degree in order to be able to enroll. Successful graduates will be awarded the degree of Master of Science (MSc).

    The degree program is worth 120 ECTS credits. 90 ECTS credits must be obtained in required, required elective and elective modules. 30 ECTS credits are awarded for the Master’s thesis.

    Students take four required modules (20 ECTS credits) and four required elective modules (20 ECTS credits) from the field of taxation. A further required elective module is chosen from the KU Studium.Pro offer. 45 ECTS credits are obtained in elective modules and up to two minors. The following minors can be chosen:

    The free elective modules can be chosen from the entire range of modules available for Master’s degree students at the WFI.