Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects International Business Taxation

Your Master's degree in International Business Taxation is an excellent launch pad for a career as a tax advisor or a tax policy maker. Expect to get a job very soon after you graduate, finding positions in the private sector (internationally-operating companies, consulting firms) as well as the public and non-profit sectors (for example, in international organizations, like the OECD, or at EU institutions).

Career preparation

Extra-curricular activities focused on career preparation will make your access to the professional market smoother. You will have the opportunity to speak with our alumni who share their experiences. You can participate in sessions about, for example, how to prepare for job interviews, how to increase your visibility in the job market via social media and the importance to develop your professional network.

Professional skills

A key advantage of the International Business Taxation qualification is the specific skill-set you develop throughout the program - qualities highly valued by future employers. These skills include:

  • Critically assess and examine international business tax phenomena.
  • Discuss international business tax developments and cases from an analytical perspective, grounding your assertions in relevant theory, literature and methodologies.
  • Convey your knowledge persuasively both orally and in written form.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills.
  • Display a clear understanding of the needs and perspectives of future clients, public organizations, and non-profit organizations.

Recent placements include

  • Junior tax associate at Baker & McKenzie (NL)
  • Corporate tax consultant at Deloitte (Belgium)
  • Indirect tax assistant at KPMG (UK)
  • International tax department at EY (Luxembourg)
  • Assistant manager of transfer pricing unit at KPMG (Indonesia)
  • Junior tax advisor at Mazars (NL)
  • International tax consultant at EY Milan (Italy) 
  • Tax Advisor at PwC (Luxembourg)
  • International Tax Analyst at Deloitte (Canada)

Traditional legal professions

If you have a Dutch Bachelor's in Law (LLB) or a pre-Master's in Law, you can obtain the Dutch Civiel Effect. With the Civiel Effect, you can practice traditional legal professions in the Netherlands, such as notary, judge, attorney, etc. 

Dutch Order of Tax advisors

In combination with a university Bachelor's or pre-Master's degree, this Master's degree gives you access to the Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs (NOB), if work as a tax advisor in a NOB-recognized firm. All members must complete a postgraduate professional course organized by the NOB. 

Alumni facts Tilburg Law School

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2.35
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 3,013.-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 98

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

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Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the LLM International Business Taxation?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.