Master Tax Policy and Tax Administration

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master´s programme in Tax Policy and Tax Administration is a 15-month executive MA programme with a focus on the Global South. It is designed for experienced tax officials, policy-makers and tax practitioners, who wish to acquire expertise in taxation and obtain an internationally recognised graduate degree in the field. The teaching encompasses concepts and theories in the subject areas of Public Finance, Tax Legislation, Applied Tax Policy, and Tax Administration. The programme is unique for its interdisciplinary and developmental perspective. It takes into account both strategic and operational aspects, using a primarily project-based and applied approach.

Students can expect to acquire the expertise and skills necessary to fulfilling management positions in various public institutions such as ministries of finance, revenue administrations and other institutions relating to public finance.


Committed to Capacity Building

The Master’s programme was developed in collaboration with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU). It is now run independently by BSEL as part of the School’s regular master’s portfolio for continuing education. We are highly committed to capacity building and explicitly welcome students from all continents.

Key Facts

Faculty Berlin Professional School
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Structure Full-time course
Start each year in September
Duration 15 months

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