LL.M. International Tax Law

WU Executive Academy
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
2 or 4 semester(s)
City, country:
Wien, Vienna, Österreich
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In a time of globalization, international tax law has gained in importance. The LL.M. program at WU meets the increasing demands for training and education by offering courses the intensity of which is second to none worldwide. The main emphasis is on conveying specialist knowledge in international tax law, as well as on making an interdisciplinary link to related areas of knowledge. With renowned experts from all over the world as lecturers, education at the highest international level with a great degree of practical relevance is guaranteed.

The program aims to provide postgraduate education in the area of international tax law, focusing on significant national tax law regimes and related areas, in particular business administration. Graduates should be in a position to skillfully apply international tax law in professional corporate, consulting and administrative environments.

The program is jointly offered by WU and the Akademie der Steuerberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer. The Akademie der Steuerberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer has a proven and comprehensive track record in the area of training and education, and thus also represents the cutting edge of our LL.M. program.

Target audience

Both the full-time and part-time programs are aimed at university graduates from all parts of the world who would like to acquire additional specialist knowledge, as well as at professionals wishing to participate in such a program while they continue to work.


The program is divided into eight blocks of lectures and comprises the following subjects:
  • Principles of selected tax systems
  • Tax treaty law
  • International tax planning
  • Tax law of the EU
  • Anti-avoidance measures
  • International tax policy
  • Supplementary courses
  • Master thesis

Admission/Entrance requirements

A university degree is a precondition for admission. The academic director will decide whether a similar or comparable qualification results in eligibility for the program. The number of places is limited. In the case of equal qualifications the date of application will be decisive as to which applicants are selected.
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Europe's leading business university
The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education. Thus it belongs to the leading business universities worldwide. The executive education portfolio of the WU Executive Academy includes Executive MBA programs, MBA programs, Master of Laws programs, Master's programs, Bachelor's programs, a certificate program in business administration (CBA), university certificate programs, and compact continuing education programs, and custom programs. In recent years, the WU Executive Academy has become one of the leading providers in Europe.

International accreditations
As part of WU, the WU Executive Academy is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accredited. EQUIS is an internationally recognized accreditation system offered by the European Foundation of Management. Moreover, the outstanding quality of its MBA programs has been recognized by AMBA (Association of MBAs) awarding its renowned global accreditation. Apart from WU, only approximately 100 universities and business schools around the globe meet the strict quality standards of all three accreditation agencies.

Renowned experts
Being part of WU, the WU Executive Academy provides access to the expertise of some 400 faculty members and countless experts in more than 200 partner universities all over the world. The knowledge we provide is of immediate practical relevance and is kept up-to-date through our scientific research capabilities. The faculty of the WU Executive Academy consists of both internationally renowned professors and top executives. Together, they provide the latest scientifically-based knowledge - and in-depth views of state-of-the-art applications of management models.


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