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    Taxation is an increasingly important determinant for enterprises in their decision-making processes on where and how to invest. Incentives and disincentives created by tax systems affect the behavior of multinational enterprises. Nonetheless, economic considerations are taken into account as well in the decision-making process on whether, where and how to invest.

    Students acquire in-depth knowledge in the key areas of international business tax economics. With your understanding on how tax and economic considerations relate, you will be optimally prepared to help multinational enterprises, organizations and governments to improve todays decision-making processes in the field of international business taxation.

    A Tilburg University Master's degree in International Business Taxation / track International Business Tax Economics offers you:
    * The key competencies necessary for a successful career including the ability to gather, process, and analyze information and communicate the results in an effective way.
    * The opportunity to customise your degree with a specialized sub-track. Choose between IBTE & Accounting and IBTE & Intra-Jurisdictional Competition.
    * An outstanding foundation for a future career. Your graduate degree in economics is a qualification in high demand by employers in both the public and private sector.

    A core team of senior, internationally-reputed economic and law lecturers teach the program. These academics are widely published in the top academic journals in the fields of corporate tax law, international and European tax law, VAT, accounting and economics. They are affiliated to the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

    The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over two semesters. You take seven courses of 6 ECTS each, and write a Master's thesis of 18 ECTS. The first semester starts in September, with exams in December and January. The second semester runs from February to June.

    Program 2013-2014
    * Sub-track: International Business Tax Economics & Accounting

    * Corporate Tax Structures
    * Business Taxation
    * Value Added Tax in Cross-Border Situations
    * Business Taxation and Decision-Making Processes for IBTE
    * Financial Statement Analysis
    * International and European Taxation
    * Advanced Financial Accounting
    * Master's Thesis



    * Sub-track: International Business Tax Economics & Intra-Jurisdictional Competition

    * Corporate Tax Structures
    * Business Taxation
    * Value Added Tax in Cross-Border Situations
    * Business Taxation and Decision-Making Processes for IBTE
    * Seminar Public Economics
    * International and European Taxation
    * Seminar Taxation and Trade
    * Master's Thesis


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    A Bachelors degree in Economics from any university in the Netherlands or abroad is the most natural qualification to enter the program. Your application for admission to the program will be evaluated on an individual basis, taking into consideration the content of your Bachelor's program and your performance in this program. To be eligible for the Masters program in International Business Taxation / track International Business Tax Economics you must have a solid academic basis in the following areas : * Micro-Economics * Macro-Economics * Accounting * Empirical techniques or other quantitative methodsWe also require a GRE and English Proficiency English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

    At Tilburg University we are committed in supporting financially talented and motivated students to study in our graduate programs. Therefor we offer a limited number of scholarships for prospective students. Please note that our scholarships are mainly targeted at non-EU students with excellent study results.
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