Taxation LL.M.

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Master of Taxation, part-time

If you are working in the field of economics or tax law and would like to obtain further qualifications after your first university degree in the field of taxation, the master’s degree in Taxation is the right degree program for you.

This part-time program prepares you comprehensively for the profession of tax consultant and assuming a leading position in the tax department of a company. The program also offers you preparation for the tax advisor examination.

In the master’s degree in taxation program, you will learn about the full range of tax law. We attach particular importance to mastering scientific working methods and legal methodological competence. For this reason, self-study plays an important role from the very beginning.

In addition to tax law, we focus on additional important areas of law, such as corporate law and corporate transformation law.

In the master’s degree in taxation program you will also expand your social competence, along with your knowledge of professional law and ethics.

What's in store for you

The study period is five semesters and runs on a part-time basis according to the divided-week system - with a work release of at least 20 percent. The tax advisor examination takes place in the last semester after an intensive preparatory phase.

The master's degree in taxation offers the perfect combination of theory and practice, giving you access to two degrees in a very short period of time: the internationally recognised master's degree and the Tax Consultant Examination.

The study program is accredited by the AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance by Accreditation of Degree Programs).

The tuition fees currently amount to 2,500 Euro semester fee, including the semester ticket. The attached revision course for the tax courses of Dr. Bannas costs a further semester tuition fee of 2,500 Euros.

The aims of the degree program

The degree is completed with the awarding of the degree Master of Taxation.

In the degree program, you will be taught all the knowledge and skills of the professional profile of a tax consultant. This makes it particularly suitable as a preparation for the tax advisor examination. Upon successful completion of the course, the professional examination as a tax consultant is therefore foreseeable.

Who is this degree program interesting for?

The master's program in Taxation was developed for graduates with a bachelor's degree in business administration or business law. But if you have a business administration diploma or are a fully qualified lawyer, you can use this course of studies to highlight your competence in tax law and thus improve your career opportunities.

At a glance

Degree: Master of Laws
Standard period of study: 5 semesters
ECTS credits: (with proof of professional activity in accordance with § 36 StB-Gesetz, a further 30 ECTS are granted, so that you can graduate with 120 ECTS)
Starting semester: summer semester
Costs: €2,425 per semester/€1,000 master thesis
Time off from employer: 20% – 40%
Languages: German and English

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Application period

Summer semester 2024: 15 November 2023 to 28 February 2024


Program Structure

In the first four semesters, the courses usually take place on two weekdays.

The summer semester runs from May to July, the winter semester from September to mid-November. Due to the required practical training periods for the tax consultant examination, you should also pursue your profession on two days a week during the lecture periods.

Throughout the entire year, we recommend that you have at least 20 percent of your time off from work. Depending on previous knowledge, a higher rate of time off could also prove useful.
In the 4th semester you write your master's thesis. The 5th semester prepares you specifically for the tax advisor examination. This means that you will be able to repeat the core subjects of the exam by means of current Federal Finance Court jurisprudence, and in the examinations course you will deepen your knowledge and your exam technique using exams from previous years.

The written part of the tax advisor examination follows after the 5th semester.

Lecture periods

The courses take place on weekdays and on Saturdays in the first two semesters.

The lecture period for the summer semester is from 2 May to 31 July and for the winter semester from 1 September to 15 November. The usual lecture-free time does not apply to this study model. On average, you should reduce your occupational activity during your studies to 60 to 80 percent.

Annual Statements, Tax Accounting
Procedural Law
Tax Consequences of Reorganization
Anglo-American Law
Professional Law and Ethics
International Tax Law
IT Application in Tax Consulting
Preparation for the Exam in Tax Law
Transaction Taxes
Seminar Tax Law
Master's Thesis
Income Tax / Corporate Income Tax
Techniques for Written Tests
Civil Law, Commercial Law
Company Law
Law of Groups, Change of Legal Forms / Reorganization, Law of Insolvency

Your professional prospects

If you have passed the tax consultant examination, you are entitled to take up an independent activity in tax consultancy - whether as a self-employed or employed person - at a law firm or in the tax department of a business enterprise.

The master's degree additionally gives you access to higher-level civil service, and can also be used as a starting point for doctoral studies.

Examples from the field

What opportunities does the master's program in Taxation offer you on the employment market? Here we would like to introduce you to current students and former graduates as examples of the diverse opportunities.

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The most important questions and answers in the master's degree program in Taxation.

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Special features of this degree program

What distinguishes the master's degree program in Taxation at our University.

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General Information (only available in German)

Examination regulations (only available in German)

Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Haas
Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Haas
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-3235
ingeborg.haas (at)
Stephan Janik
Degree program coordinator
T +49 6131 628-3408
stephan.janik (at)