Taxation (part-time)

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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 the assumption of a leading position in the tax department of a business enterprise. The course 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. In doing so, 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' degree in taxation program you will also deepen your social competence, in addition to your knowledge of professional law and ethics.

At a glance

Degree: Master of Taxation (M. Tax)
Standard period of study:
5 semesters
ECTS credits:
120
Starting semester:
summer semester
Application deadline:
15 December
Costs:
2,500 Euro per semester
Time off from employer:
20 – 40%
Languages: German and English

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Extension of the application deadline

The application deadline for summer semester 2019 has been extended to February 28, 2019

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.

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.

The program is accredited with a standard study period of five semesters.

If it is not possible to reduce the working time to 60 to 80 percent, you can choose the model of early study start. In this model, the modules of the first two semesters are extended to four semesters.

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.

SEMESTER 1
18ECTS
SEMESTER 2
17ECTS
SEMESTER 3
18ECTS
SEMESTER 4
22ECTS
SEMESTER 5
15ECTS
Annual Statements, Tax Accounting
7ECTS
Procedural Law
4ECTS
Tax Consequences of Reorganization
3ECTS
Anglo-American Law
3ECTS
Professional Law and Ethics
2ECTS
International Tax Law
3ECTS
IT Application in Tax Consulting
3ECTS
Preparation for the Exam in Tax Law
13 ECTS
Transaction Taxes
4ECTS
Seminar Tax Law
6ECTS
Master's Thesis
16ECTS
Income Tax / Corporate Income Tax
5ECTS
Techniques for Written Tests
3ECTS
Civil Law, Commercial Law
6ECTS
Company Law
6ECTS
Law of Groups, Change of Legal Forms / Reorganization, Law of Insolvency
6ECTS
 

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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Dates

The examination schedules of the degree programs of the School of Business are completely available under HIP.



FAQ

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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Cooperations

Information all about the topic of cooperations.

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Sections

List of the sections of the School of Business with further information.

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AStA, StuPa

The most important student representatives of the University

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Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Bardo Kämmerer
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-3226
bardo.kaemmerer (at) hs-mainz.de
Susanne Riedesel
Degree program assistant
Jeanine Laquai
Degree program coordinator
T +49 6131 628-3427
jeanine.laquai (at) hs-mainz.de