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14900 EUR/year
2205 EUR/year
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In today’s environment of largely globalizing national economies, multinational enterprises maintain a diversified range of cross-border economic relations. Tilburg University’s Master’s program in International Business Tax Economics equips you with the advanced tools needed to understand how tax and economic considerations relate to decisionmaking processes on where and how to invest.

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The International Business Tax Economics offered at Tilburg University  is unique in its kind because it is interdisciplinary and focuses on concepts and principles underlying tax systems worldwide, rather than focusing on the tax system of one country only. 

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. Possibility 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, students have many possibilities to integrate their curriculum by participating in projects which deepen their knowledge and broaden their experience in the field of international taxation:
  • Extended Master: 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.

Career prospects

International Business Tax Economics offers you outstanding career prospects. Expect to get a job 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.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • 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)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Taxation
  • Business Taxation and Decision-Making Processes
  • Corporate Tax Structures
  • Value Added Tax in Cross-Border Situations
  • International and European Taxation
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Seminar Taxation
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Tax and Technology (VU)
  • Tax and Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Economics / Economics or a similar qualification from a university recognized by the Admissions Board. 
  • 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.
A solid academic basis in the following areas:
  • Micro-Economics
  • Macro-Economics
  • Accounting
  • Empirical techniques or other quantitative methods
  • It is compulsory for this program to submit your GRE General Test

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14900 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2205 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2205 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM)
  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of non-EU partner universities of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

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