The Taxation master’s degree programme is geared towards the profession of tax advising, with the highest possible level of practical qualification and a direct focus on your needs as a prospective tax advisor.

Degree
Master of Arts
Program duration
5 Semester
Admission restrictions
restriction-specific
Special features

The Taxation master’s degree programme offers students the opportunity to perform the necessary occupational activity alongside their studies. This is achieved by holding lectures on two days per week over a five-semester study duration.

Interesting numbers and statistics

First-year students during the 2020/2021 winter semester: 24

Admission semester
Winter semester or Summer semester
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2023 to 15.06.2023
For the summer semester: 15.11.2022 to 15.12.2022
Dual system options
Dual Taxation (M.A.)
Faculty
Business administration

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

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For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

Information on admission

To be eligible to study the Taxation master’s degree programme, you must meet the requirements listed on this page.

Please note that this is an excerpt from the Study and Examination Regulations (in German). Further details and special provisions, for example for applicants with fewer than 210 ECTS points from their first degree, are available in the Regulations.

1.1 Certificate of successful completion of a degree in business
with 210 credits as well as knowledge of German tax law and in the field
of bookkeeping and accounting amounting to at least 20 credits or an
equivalent degree

or 

1.2 Certificate of successful completion of a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree in law as well as knowledge of German tax law and in the field of
bookkeeping and accounting amounting to at least 20 credits or an
equivalent degree

or

1.3 Documentation of having successfully passed the First State Examination in Law as well as knowledge
of German tax law and in the field of bookkeeping and accounting amounting to
at least 20 credits;

2. Professional experience relevant to the master’s degree programme in the field of auditing/
taxation/accounting/finance outside the university for at least
half a year full-time, unless the university degree programme or the equivalent degree according to
Point 1 has comprised a relevant full-time practical period in the field of auditing/taxation/accounting/finance of at least 20 weeks;

3. Documentation of aptitude for the specific degree programme within the framework of a procedure in accordance with Sections 5 a)
to f) of the Study and Examination Regulations (in German)

4. Required language certificates:

The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

  • German Language Examination for University Admission for foreign applicants (DSH level 2)

  • Test of German as a Foreign Language with above-average results (TestDaF; level 4 or higher in all 4 parts of the examination)
  • Telc German C1 University

Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

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