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International Business Tax Economics

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Tilburg

Program description

The Master's in International Business Taxation Economics equips you with the advanced tools needed to understand and manage the complex problems in the field of international business taxation.

A Tilburg University Master's in International Business Taxation degree offers you:

The key competencies necessary for a successful career including the ability to gather, process, and analyze information and communicate the results in an effective way.
The opportunity to customise your degree with a specialized track. Choose between IBTE & Accounting and IBTE & Intra-Jurisdictional Competition.
An outstanding foundation for a future career. Your graduate degree in economics is a qualification in high demand by employers in both the public and private sector.

A core team of senior, internationally-reputed economic and law lecturers teach the program. These academics are widely published in the top academic journals in the fields of corporate tax law, international and European tax law, VAT, accounting and economics. They are affiliated to the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

International Business Tax Economics Specializations

International Business Tax Economics and Accounting
This sub-track thus has a clear accounting focus. Next to the five core tax courses, this sub-track contains two mandatory tax-related courses: Financial Statement Analysis and Advanced Financial Accounting.

The central theme of the course "Financial Statement Analysis" is companies ?nancial reporting, more speci?c their ?nancial statements. Along with the techniques of ?nancial statement analysis they provide a way of interpreting the ?nancial health of the business that enables readers to understand the value it generates for shareholders. The course will thus give the student a deeper understanding of how to analyze the financial reports, and how to identify the “red flags” and “gold nuggets” of a company, including tax matters. The course "Advanced Financial Accounting" enables students to make a systematic comparison of the existing relationships between tax accounting and financial accounting. Moreover, it pays attention to issues relating to tax risk management.

International Business Tax Economics and Intra-Jursidictional Competition
Market failure affects an international firm's profitability, has important welfare consequences both domestically and internationally and gives rise to strategic behavior by economic actors.

From an international tax perspective, tax expenditure and fiscal protectionism by governments and tax planning strategies by multinational companies are key elements that may significantly contribute to these phenomena. This sub-track thus has a clear focus on intra-governmental competition. Next to the five core tax courses, this sub-track contains two mandatory tax-related courses: Public Economics and Taxation and Trade.

The course Public Economics deals with decision-making on and the effects of government expenditures and their financing instruments. The course also deals with the question why states want to join an economic union in the first place. The course Taxation and Trade takes as a starting point that goods, capital and labor markets are increasingly integrated. This course deals with the theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of tax interdependence with a focus on Europe, including the corporate income tax and the taxation of savings within the European Union.

About Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them. Our education and research is internationally inspired and is ground breaking. Tilburg is represented among the top institutes in the international university rankings.

Tilburg University educational programs instil a broad social awareness in our students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society – and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. We play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

As concerns a small number of courses, students can be admitted with the requirement that they take an additional course. This is to ensure that the starting level of all students is equal. The program directors are responsible for admissions to the program and for decisions on additional course requirements.
In respect of the sub-track International Business Tax Economics & Accounting, students with only limited accounting background (i.e. below text-book level financial accounting) are required to prepare through ACCA software.

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