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International Business Tax Economics

1 year English Starts end of August

Become a tax economist. The master program in International Business Tax Economics gives you the possibility to acquire the knowledge and the skills necessary in order to understand the impact of taxation on the global economy, also in connection with new technologies. You can work in the private sector (e.g. as a tax advisor or as an in-house tax specialist in a multinational company) or in the public sector (e.g. as a tax inspector or as a policy maker in a national or international institution).

of the current students is (very) satisfied with the program

National Student Survey, 2018 | n=10

in the Netherlands, #6 in Europe, #28 worldwide in Business and Economics

Times Higher Education Subject Ranking, 2019

in the Netherlands, #10 in Europe

Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2018

Program and courses 

Focus on the functioning and structure of taxation worldwide, both from a private and public perspective, and learn how to apply the acquired knowledge in any tax jurisdiction. The program offers:

  • A powerful combination of academic theory and application in global tax practices, in future-oriented courses such as Transfer Pricing and Tax & Technology. Possibility to apply the acquired knowledge in any tax jurisdiction. 
  • Inspirational lectures by internationally-reputed lecturers affiliated to the largest Fiscal Institute within Europe: the Fiscal Institute Tilburg.
  • Additionally, students have many possibilities to integrate their curriculum by participating in projects which deepen their knowledge and broaden their experience in the field of international taxation:
    • Extended Master: go the extra mile and apply for a six-month traineeship on top of your Master’s program.
    • International and European Tax Moot Court Competition : sharpen your skills of oral presentation and written argumentation in a competitive international environment.
    • EUCOTAX Wintercourse: this yearly program, sponsored by EY, is popular among students and academics from European and American Universities.
    • QTEM program : an extension of your regular Master’s program, during which you will study abroad at prestigious universities, and conduct an international internship at a renowned multinational.

Typical courses are:

  • International and European Taxation
  • Corporate Tax Structures
  • Tax and Technology
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Business Taxation and Decision-Making Processes

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Career prospects

International Business Tax Economics offers you outstanding career prospects. Expect to get a job soon after you graduate, finding positions in the private sector (internationally-operating companies, consulting firms) as well as in the public and non-profit sectors.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • International tax consultant at Ernst & Young (Italy)
  • Indirect tax assistant at KPMG (United Kingdom)
  • Analyst international corporate income tax at Deloitte (Netherlands)
  • Assistant manager of transfer pricing unit at KPMG, (Indonesia)
  • Tax Advisor at PwC (Luxembourg)

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2
  • Would choose the same program again, at the same university: 100%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,795

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=5

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

  • Any Bachelor's degrees of the Tilburg University School of Economics and Management
  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Economics / Economics

Pre-Master's program:

Available for both Research University students and students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO). The Master’s Program International Business Tax Economics is also eligible for HBO-students who finished the TiSEM pre-master's programs in Accountancy or in Finance. 

Tuition fees and scholarships

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