LLM in International Business Taxation, Tax Law Track

Tilburg University

Program Description

LLM in International Business Taxation, Tax Law Track

Tilburg University

LLM International Business Taxation, Tax Law Track

Tilburg University's Master's in International Business Taxation LLM program (sub-track: International Business Tax Law) equips you with the advanced tools needed to understand and manage the complex problems facing companies and governments in the field of international business taxation.

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, legal 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 law. With your understanding of how tax and legal considerations relate, you will be optimally prepared to help multinational enterprises, organizations, and governments to improve today's decision-making processes in the field of international business taxation.

A Tilburg University Master's in International Business Taxation LLM degree 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 customize your degree with a specialized track. Choose between IBTL & Business Organizations and Strategies and IBTL & Globalization.
  • An outstanding foundation for a future career. Your graduate degree in law is a qualification in high demand by employers in both the public and the private sector.
  • A core team of senior, internationally-reputed law lecturers teaches 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, company law and European law. They are affiliated with the Tilburg Law School, as well as the Center for Company Law.


Three core features distinguish the Tilburg International Business Taxation LLM masters program:

  • A multi-disciplinary approach ensures you that understand the full range of legal and economic tax aspects of corporate organizations and international business transactions;
  • A principle-based approach enables you to acquire knowledge of tax systems and underlying principles applied worldwide, including their underlying concepts;
  • The theory is integrated with practice offering you a legal education that is both grounded in theory and infused with real-world and practical knowledge and experience.

Our goal is to ensure that you reach your full potential - and thus meet your ambition of establishing a career at the top of international business tax law practice. As a student of this program, you will benefit from the department's position at the cutting edge of international business tax research. Our status within the academic world and affiliations within academia enable us to involve some of the world's top experts in your learning.

The Master of Laws program International Business Taxation / track International Business Tax Law gives students some freedom in selecting the courses students wish to take by offering two separate sub-tracks:

  • Sub-track 1: International Business Tax Law & Business Organizations and Strategies
  • Sub-track 2: International Business Tax Law & Globalization

Career perspective

Your International Business Taxation LLM master will ready you for the transition from university to your first job and the start of your career. Potential career paths include international roles as a professional business tax adviser, an in-house counsel of corporations, or a career in academic research. Graduates also may start their career in the public and non-profit sectors. Expect to get a job soon after you graduate.

A key advantage of the International Business Taxation LLM qualification is the specific skills you develop throughout the program - qualities valued by future employers.

These skills include the ability to critically assess and examine international business tax law phenomena; discuss international business tax law developments and cases from an analytical perspective, grounding your assertions in relevant theory, literature, and methodologies; convey your knowledge persuasively both orally and in written form; exhibit strong interpersonal skills; and display a clear understanding of the needs and perspectives of future clients, public organizations, and non-profit organizations.

Both sub-tracks are advised to students who wish to work for large consultancy or law firms, international organizations such as the EU and OECD, economic departments of multinational enterprises and governments.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
1 year
Full time
€2,060 EU/EEA, €14,500 non-EU/EEA
Netherlands - Tilburg, North Brabant
Start date : Aug. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
End date July 24, 2019
Aug. 2018
Netherlands - Tilburg, North Brabant
Application deadline Request Info
End date July 24, 2019