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International Business Tax Economics

1 year English Starts end of August

Become a tax economist specialized in international business. With the MSc International Business Tax Economics you acquire the knowledge and the skills to fully comprehend 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). This is a track of the Master International Business Taxation.

On-campus and online education as of August 2021 | pleased to meet you
of the current students is (very) satisfied with the program

National Student Survey, 2021 | n=14 (International Business Taxation in total)

international students

Year 2020/2021

in Business & Economics worldwide

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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. Opportunity 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, as a student you have many opportunities to spice up your curriculum by participating in projects which deepen your knowledge and broaden your experience in the field of international taxation:
    • Extended Master's Program: 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 very 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.

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • 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: 3,33
  • Is (very) satisfied with the program: 85%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,088,-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2020 | n=7 (International Business Taxation in total)

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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:

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

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find all information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

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