Master's Degree in Tax Law & Management.

Students in the Master's degree program in Tax Law and Tax Management at the JKU explore tax law in-depth.

The high-quality courses lay theoretical foundations to allow students to deepen their knowledge and apply acquired expertise to address real-world issues. As an expert in tax law, students can pursue professions in tax consulting, financial administration, and at companies as a tax expert. The Master's degree program not only provides a unique, comprehensive education in the field of tax law, but optimally prepares you for professional challenges by offering theory classes as well as specialized seminars and practical courses.


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Master's Degree in
Tax Law & Tax Management


Master of Laws (LLM)


4 Semesters


120 Credits


German (level C1)

Your Benefits

  • High-quality, research-led education

  • Freedom to create your own program and specialize in a field of personal interest

  • Support interdisciplinary skills and competence

  • Opportunity for working professionals to complete the program on a part-time basis

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

The curriculum for the Master's degree program is broad and features interdisciplinary aspects. Graduates will not only be able to draw on their expertise in tax law, business taxation and tax policies, but will also be able to serve as tax consultants in a professional capacity. Students receive advanced education similar to tax consultants (for example, taxation and accounting practices).

Graduates with an educational background in tax law and business taxation have outstanding career prospects. Professional positions in challenging fields are opening in the following areas:

  • Tax consulting
  • Tax and business law
  • Finance managementand/or
  • Federal finance court
  • Tax departments at companies
  • Auditing
  • Banking

On average, graduates in this field find a job immediately after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 3.625.

Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:

Foundations of Tax Law 8 4 4  
Electives in Tax Law and Tax Management 19 22 21  
Cross-Cutting Issues in Tax Law and Tax Management   4 4  
Autonomous Coursework 3   1 8
Master's Thesis (incl. Master Thesis Colloquium)       20
Master's Thesis Seminar       2

ECTS Credits (Total: 120)

30 30 30 30

Admission Requirements

  • BA Business Law (JKU), BA Business and Law (University of Klagenfurt), BA Business Law (University of Innsbruck or Vienna University of Economics and Business), BA Law and Business (University of Salzburg) or a an undergraduate degree comparable in scope and content.

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Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!


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