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Pre-Master's program International Business Taxation

The pre-Master's program is the link between your previous education and the master. International Business Taxation has three different pre-Master's programs: 1) for Dutch hbo-students with an economic background, 2) for Dutch hbo-students with a legal background and 3) for students with an international degree, or a Dutch research university (wo) degree.

For students from a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo) in economics

The pre-Master's program

  • This half-year pre-Master's program runs from the end of August until January.  
  • After successful completion of the program, you can start the one-year Master's program International Business Taxation at the end of August in the next academic year. This Master's program does not have an intake slot in February. 
  • Please note that this pre-Master's program is only available in English.

This program (30 ECTS) consists of the following subjects:

  • Academic Competences Finance 
  • Finance for Pre-master
  • Introduction to International Business Taxation
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 
  • Statistics for Pre-master

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions 

Admission 

To be eligible for this pre-Master's program, you must have completed a Dutch hbo-bachelor's program that gives direct access  to the pre-Master's program. 

If your hbo-Bachelor's program is not admissible for this program, you will unfortunately not be able to apply. In that case you can look for other (pre-)Master's programs more closely related to the topic of your hbo-Bachelor’s program.

For students from a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo) in law

The program of the pre-Master

  • This pre-Master's program takes one year and starts at the end of August.
  • After successful completion of the program, you can start the one-year Master's program International Business Taxation the following year. 
  • The pre-Master's program should be completed within two years, counting from the first registration.
  • The courses you take are bachelor courses.
  • Please note: this pre-Master's program is only available in Dutch. 

This program (60 ECTS) consists of the following subjects:

  • Rechtswetenschap
  • Goederenrecht
  • Grondrechten
  • Strafrechtelijke Aansprakelijkheid
  • Taaltoets Nederlands
  • Aansprakelijksheidsrecht
  • EU Recht
  • Rechtsbescherming tegen de overheid
  • Rechtsfilosofie A
  • Strafprocesrecht
  • Bachelorthesis

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions 

For students with an international degree, or a Dutch research university (wo) degree

Tilburg University offers a program designed for students with a university Bachelor's degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master's program in International Business Taxation.

Tailor made to individual learning needs

The program is tailor-made to individual learning needs and consists of a maximum of 60 ECTS, providing you with the essential foundation needed to pursue your Master's in International Business Taxation.

  • After the successful completion of the program, you can start with the 1-year Master's program end of August next academic year.

Application and admission

As a university graduate you are encouraged to apply for the Master’s program directly. After receiving your application the admissions board will assess your academic background, and decide whether:

  1. You can be admitted directly into the Master’s program.
  2. You can be offered a pre-Master’s program (6 to 60 ECTS).
  3. Your academic background is unfortunately not matching enough to cover the gap with a pre-Master’s program. In that case it is not possible to be admitted.

Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


Do you want to know more about this pre-Master’s program?

Visit this pre-Master’s information session during the upcoming Open day

Open day Master's programs

Application and admission

  • To be able to start the pre-Master, you have to complete your previous education before the pre-Master starts.
  • Pre-Master students are registered as bachelor students at Tilburg University.
  • Check out the application and admission page for detailed information on the steps to apply.

To the application and admission procedure

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