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Research Master in Business: Tax Economics track

2 years English Starts only end of August

In the Research Master's track in Tax Economics you learn valuable knowledge in economic-based fundamental theories of taxation, behavioral theories, principles of accounting and empirical methods and their statistical foundation. Besides, the program equips you with the necessary skills to conduct top level research, such as the use of econometric software and write any piece of academic work. With your understanding on how tax and economic considerations relate, you are optimally prepared for a career in academia or business.

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Average number of students per year

Small classes, personal guidance and active involvement in our international research community

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Graduate placements at top 100 worldwide universities

Excellent track-record in graduate placements at top universities worldwide

The Research Master in Business is a "Top rated program"  in the Dutch Keuzegids Masters ranking 2018

Learn to conduct cutting-edge research in Tax Economics

  • Lectures serve to highlight the main points, assisting you in gaining a better knowledge and understanding of the course's subjects, as well as to offer directives for gaining more specialized in-depth knowledge of the course's subject, for example by self-education.
  • Tutorials provide you with a more extensive illustration of the topics discussed during lectures, and further provide you with feedback on how well you master the subjects.
  • Interactive lectures are used in those cases where the course's objectives go beyond those offered by regular textbooks and theories, e.g. a high-detail discussion of a particular topic.

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Why the CentER Research Master's track in Tax Economics?

  • Taught by internationally renowned researchers belonging to the faculty of CentER and Fiscal Institute Tilburg, and by excellent scholars invited from abroad.
  • At the end of the research master you will have become passionate about research.
  • Whether you pursue a career in academia or business, the research master of tax economics offers you a world class preparation to pursue either career.

Prof. mr. Eric Kemmeren
Education coordinator

"This program is tailor-made for students who want to do cutting-edge research in respect to business economics-based fundamental theories of taxation, and have the ambition to continue afterwards with a PhD study on the crossing of taxation and business economics."

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The Research Master's track in Tax Economics in short

SpecificsSpecialized program to prepare for a PhD or for a professional
career in a (international) research-based environment
StartEnd of August
Duration2 years*.
For the curriculum, please see the Study Guide
*A reduction to 1 year of doctoral course work is possible for
people with 1 or 2 relevant MSc degrees with excellent grades
TitleMaster of Science with a Master of Philosophy supplement
CostsTuition fees and scholarships
Best preparatory Bachelor'sUndergraduate program in a relevant field with excellent
Check the admission requirements and application procedure
After graduation- More than 75% of the graduates continue at a PhD position
at either Tilburg University or another university.
- 25% of the graduates start a professional career,
mostly in the consultancy or financial sector.
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