Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT)


Program Description

Welcome to the Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT)

The Tax Policy Center, a joint initiative between the Faculty of Business & Economics | HEC Lausanne and the Faculty of Law, Criminal Sciences & Public Administration offers The Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT) program. The aim of the MASIT is to impart high-quality education in tax law.

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT) offered by the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland is aimed at those wishing to practice tax law within a law or consulting firm, a bank, as an in-house counsel of a company or with the tax administration.

As the MASIT is designed for those practicing abroad or in Switzerland, it offers both an International tax and Swiss tax curriculum which may be undertaken on a part-time basis (1.5 years) or on a full-time basis (1 year).

The 60 ECTS credits of the program are composed of Core Courses to enhance the understanding of key concepts, Specializations to deepen insight in a chosen focus area and a Master Thesis to augment research & writing skills.

In addition, participants attend workshops, tutorials, seminars and conferences organized within the MASIT framework.

The courses are taught by distinguished faculty members, who comprise of leading academics, government officials, members of the OECD/EU, practitioners working in international consulting/law firms and in legal departments of major corporations.

The program is open to candidates who have a Master degree in Law or Economics, or a Bachelors degree (in any field) combined with relevant tax work experience.

The program is conducted in English.

Our Vision

The vision of the MASIT is to offer a high-quality education in tax law with the aim of enabling the participants to become highly skilled tax professionals, thought leaders and decision makers in their chosen area of practice.

The education aims to impart necessary knowledge to the participants in order for them to be successful in the global tax environment.

Last updated July 2019

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