The Master of Taxation aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the knowledge and application of taxation theory, law and practice as applied to individuals and corporate entities both nationally and internationally. It also provides an opportunity for students to progress to study for the leading Irish professional tax qualification, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), and become a member of the Irish Tax Institute.
The practice of taxation, both domestically and globally, has grown significantly in complexity and importance over the last two decades, creating exciting and dynamic opportunities nationally and internationally for tax experts. The Master of Taxation was developed by the Department of Accounting and Finance in the Kemmy Business School in collaboration with the Irish Tax Institute, in response to the expressed needs of the tax profession. It offers students the opportunity to be educated in tax in a holistic, integrated and sustainable manner. Graduates from the programme will be entitled to exemptions from Part 1 (full) and Part 2 (partial) of the Irish Tax Institute professional exams, subject to minimum grade requirements.
Taxation is technical and interdisciplinary, taking in elements of law, economics, computational techniques, social sciences and critical theory. The Master of Taxation creates a distinctive opportunity for students to take their knowledge of taxation beyond the practice of compliance and planning to a deeper understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline.
Why should you consider the Master of Taxation programme?
A variety of educational approaches will be employed in the delivery of the programme including interactive lectures and tutorials, guided reading, small group team work, seminars and workshops, e-learning and action learning through case studies and guest speakers from industry. Approximately a quarter of the student workload will be taken up by formal contact hours. The remainder of the student workload should be divided between independent and private study and the preparation of projects and examinations.
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The Advanced Studies programme in International Tax Law will provide you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the many interrelated areas of international tax law in a constantly changing field.
The programme offers insights into the main topics of international taxation. Some of the many subjects that are covered in the programme include:
The curriculum is constantly being updated in light of relevant developments in the field, such as the OECD BEPS project and the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive.
As a student of the Advanced Studies in International Tax Law programme, you will benefit from:
More reasons to study International Tax Law at Leiden University.
This advanced Master of Laws programme could be for you if you are a Dutch or international:
The global financial crisis has triggered greater interest in international finance law. It is broadly believed that multiple causal factors in various domains played their role in this worldwide social-economic crisis. These include international corporate governance, international banking regulation, and accounting and reporting schemes. This course will enable students to obtain a deeper understanding of these issues by studying a range of modules on various aspects of law and finance and will be attractive to those who want to specialise in law in this rapidly developing field. It will, in addition, focus on the policy issues surrounding financial regulation and will enable students to conduct research into these interdisciplinary areas.
This innovative programme meets the growing demand for professionals with financial and legal expertise by combining theory and practice to deliver one of the very few specialised law and finance postgraduate programmes in the UK.
The programme will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in relation to the law, economics and finance governing international law and finance both in the UK, Europe and at a global level.
Whether your background is weighted more towards the legal or financial field, dedicated support ensures that you will gain the necessary analytical, financial and legal skills early in the programme to be able to succeed.
You will benefit from a compulsory programme in the week before the academic year begins to ensure that all students have the required finance and elementary legal skills prior to the start of teaching. This induction programme is delivered by the School of Law and Business School. The programme focuses on a range of areas including quantitative skills. This combines with support provided by the School of Law early in the programme to ensure that all students have the requisite detailed legal skills required for the programme and to understand the latest legal frameworks and legislation which apply to this rapidly moving sector. International students will have the opportunity for additional in-sessional language support.
As part of the programme you will have the opportunity to gain real hands-on experience, through a range of professional activities and advanced facilities designed to develop your practical skills.
For example, you will gain understanding of financial markets, whilst developing important professional skills, as part of a one-week trading simulation delivered in partnership with Amplify Trading. Using the same market simulations as companies such as HSBC, JPMorgan and Bank of America, you will have the opportunity to find out what it’s like to be a City trader operating a state-of-the-art trading desk, and to apply key financial theories to live market prices.
You will also have access to the Business School’s financial markets lab, equipped with Bloomberg terminals and a virtual trading platform, providing opportunities for skills development and research activity.
The compulsory modules studied will give you an excellent opportunity to:
Additionally, these compulsory modules will also enable you to hone your legal and finance research and writing skills, which you will be able to demonstrate in your dissertation – an independent piece of research on your chosen topic. The programme gives students the flexibility of choosing a topic within the field of either financial law or finance, or an interdisciplinary topic.
If you study with us, you will also benefit from our rigorous support programme which includes a pre-sessional programme, offered by the Law School in conjunction with the Business School. This is designed to support the development of your finance knowledge particularly for students who do not have a background in finance. Additionally we host a 10-week programme which runs alongside your taught academic programme, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of home and international students in the School of Law, particularly those who do not have a background in law. It allows you to refine and develop the academic and transferable skills needed to excel during your taught postgraduate programmes, as well as prepare for professional roles after graduation.
The wide-ranging list of optional modules means that you can explore a diverse range of related subjects of interest to you.
You’ll be taught through weekly and fortnightly seminars and lectures over two semesters. You’ll also receive separate dissertation supervision. Independent study is integral to this programme – not just to prepare for classes but to develop research and other critical skills.
You’ll be assessed through coursework and exams.
This one year MSc Finance & Accounting programme appeals to students from a range of business and scientific backgrounds looking to move into the finance industry.
Taught by outstanding academics and leading practitioners, students are provided with a thorough grounding in the theory of finance. Built on this solid technical foundation is an understanding of the practical elements of the finance and accounting industries which include advanced techniques in corporate financial strategy, project management and company valuation.
If you aspire to work in areas such as management consulting, equity research analysis, sales in investment banking, the treasury department of a large corporate company, or at one of the big four, then this programme is suitable for you.
MSc Finance & Accounting ensures students benefit from a unique blend of rigour and relevance, providing an understanding of the financial basics, more specialist knowledge in a chosen area and a practical experience through electives and project work.
You will begin by studying five compulsory foundation modules to introduce the tools of modern finance and enhance your career development skills. These include:
• Accounting and Valuation
• Application of Matlab to Finance
• Financial Modelling
• Markets and Securities
• The Finance Industry
Core modules are the backbone of the programme and provide you with a solid knowledge base in each subject area. The core modules include:
• Advanced Corporate Finance
• Financial Accounting
• Corporate Finance
• Corporate Financial Management & Strategy
• Fundamentals of Derivatives
• Applied Econometrics
• Investments and Portfolio Management
• Management Accounting
Each module builds on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines. You are also given the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives and undertake a final project. The selection of electives includes:
• Advanced Financial Statistics
• Banks, Regulation and Monetary
• Corporate Law and Corporate Tax Strategy
• Corporate Strategy and Dynamic Competition
• Enterprise Risk Management
• International Elective: Macro and Finance for Practitioners
• International Finance
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Real Estate Investment
• Structured Credit and Equity Products
• Venture Capital and Private Equity
• Topics in FinTech Innovation
This Tax LLM will equip you with the legal framework and intellectual tools you need to understand cross-border tax. With a reputation for exceptional teaching and contemporary expertise you will find your intellectual and creative abilities are both challenged and developed by this demanding but intensely practical subject. You may also prepare simultaneously for the CIOT Advanced Diploma in International Taxation.
On this LLM you will learn how tax works, how adding or subtracting a single step can change corporate transactions, or government policies, and determine whether they succeed or fail.
The King's specialist LLM in International Tax is led by Professor Jonathan Schwarz, practicing barrister, who is well recognised for his tax expertise. King's tax modules are open to those with or without previous tax experience but we expect all out students to be able to analyse legal and commercial concepts and then apply them to a complex factual matrix. You will need creativity, intellectual rigour and a willingness to work hard. We think the rewards are worth it.
Many of our students go on to enjoy successful employment with some of the world's leading firms and institutions. Some have made the decision to specialise in tax but not all. A tax module can be an enhancement to other studies, such as in commercial, financial or EU law for example.
Whatever your reasons for exploring International Tax, our LLM programme provides an excellent springboard for a wide range of careers, including traineeships with global partnerships, legal firms or placements with EU institutions.
This programme allows you to deepen or to broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject and assists your professional development by enhancing your problem-solving skills in a transnational context. Designed to maximise students' intellectual potential, it also keeps you grounded by drawing on the real world experiences of staff and other practitioners.
The LLM offers a sharpened focus on our key areas of excellence and a commitment to offer a premier programme and a world class student experience. Aimed at recent law graduates (or graduates of joint degrees with a significant law content) as well as established legal professionals who may have graduated a number of years ago, the programme is rigorous and demanding and requires serious commitment.
In the first and second semester you study your selection of taught modules (half and full). These are in most cases assessed in the third semester (May/June) by written examination, or in some cases by the submission of an assessed essay.
Dissertation or research essays must be submitted in September, after the May/June examinations.
In a competitive world we can give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level. That’s why you’ll find our LLM programme is supplemented by opportunities to develop your skills and professional networks.
The result is that students are presented with a wide range of employment destinations when they leave; from positions at the European Central Bank, European Commission and UN to commercial roles as investment bank analysts, tax or public affairs advisers, as well as careers in the legal profession; accountancy; management consultancy; human rights organisations and other voluntary bodies; academia.
The MSc Management at UCL is a highly competitive international programme. It provides students with a solid understanding of practical managerial issues coupled with a strong foundation in current theoretical debates. It consists of two routes: one for students from business disciplines and one for those from other disciplines
If you are allocated to Route A, you will acquire a solid foundation in management that will add value to your existing academic background. If you are allocated to Route B, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either the Finance or Corporate pathway. Both routes enable students to become leaders in their fields.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of core and optional modules (120 credits in total) and a Business Research project (60 credits).
We offer two routes: Route A for students new to the subject or those who have studied business without finance and accounting; Route B for graduates of business and management (including finance and accounting).
PLUS one optional module:
Business Research Project
All students investigate a business issue in a global or local context, writing either a dissertation, a professional literature review, or a business plan. Some students also choose to work with a company and develop a research project which culminates in a consultancy report.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and class discussion based on case studies. Student performance is assessed through simulations, presentations, coursework, group projects, class participation, and examinations.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Management MSc
The programme is designed to enhance career prospects through the advanced study of business and organisations, and draws on the knowledge and skills gained from a first degree. It envisages educating graduates who can make an early and substantial contribution to their future employer. Graduates have secured jobs in a variety of leading companies including Barclays, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, PwC, and Unilever.
Recent career destinations for this degree
Students benefit from career training as soon as they arrive at UCL and throughout the duration of their studies. This, together with the rigorous academic training, can lead to jobs in top international companies and banks around the world.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. Our academics come from a wide range of international backgrounds and are leaders in their fields who bring their unique expertise and teaching approaches to their classes.
Our students come from different disciplines and diverse cultural backgrounds. This allows for a unique learning experience in the heart of London's business district.
Our programme incorporates innovative learning activities and optional industrial experience that will help develop commercial competencies, organisational management skills, and a high degree of creativity.
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: UCL School of Management
70% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
The programme provides a specialist focus on transactions, markets and global regulatory issues. Modern lawyers need to understand the structure and interplay of both corporate and financial law both at domestic and international level.
You are required to take at least three courses from the following list (plus one other) and to submit a dissertation as falling within the area. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching. You will be taught by a team of academics with practical experience of transactions and regulatory issues.
There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in both corporate and financial law. You will be well placed for roles in law firms, banks, insurers, asset managers, regulators and international organisations.
The MSc Management is an exciting one year masters course open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management.
Managers are agents of change, innovators and social and business entrepreneurs. Managers are critical, challenging, independent and creative thinkers. Managers have impact on their environment. The course will enable you to develop the necessary skills to foster different ways of thinking, different ways of viewing and understanding organisations.
Throughout your time in Manchester you will have access to ongoing research by academics regarded as experts in their field. Course staff are involved in a various research centres across the School and you will be encouraged to attend seminars that might be of interest. Within this forum of intellectual exchange, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills as a researcher, critic and independent thinker.
Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, course work, report and group project assessment and presentations.
During the third semester students undertake a business project as part of their final assessment.
During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits which can be viewed in the list below.
Semester 3 modules are also compulsory and will consist of two 15-credit modules and one 30-credit module that focuses on a business research project, during which you work in groups and individually. The project allows you to reflect on everyday challenges faced by managers, builds on your learning and links it with real-world business practice allowing you to showcase your management and research skills.
Recent topic areas include fast fashion, pharmaceuticals and corporate tax avoidance.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: [email protected]
The course is aimed at graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in management, but may never have studied management previously. Typically graduates are able to work in a variety of management roles across private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Students have taken on roles as an operations analyst, a financial manager, a marketing officer for example. Recent recruiters include EY, JP Morgan, Balfour Beatty, HSBC and Mars Innovation.
The MSc in Accounting and Taxation is a unique programme designed to offer you a high level academic understanding of contemporary developments in taxation policy and practice together with accounting both in the UK and in an international global context. In short, our aim is to give you the best possible preparation for a long and successful career in accounting and finance with a specialisation in taxation.
Alongside traditional accounting subjects, our programme covers all aspects of taxation including policy development and implementation and practical operation of tax systems in the UK and overseas. The programme gives you an understanding of a broad range of topics on which you can choose to focus in greater depth when developing ideas for written assignments and later, your Masters dissertation. The MSc in Accounting and Taxation offers you the opportunity to specialise if you choose to do so early in your career.
The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.
During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.
Some examples of the compulsory modules are listed here;
You will choose two options totalling 15/30 credits from a regularly updated selection. Some examples of optional modules are as follows;
Constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/.
As well as advanced study of accounting and finance, MSc Accounting and Finance will enable you to explore related areas such as audit, corporate governance and taxation. This combination will prepare you for a wide range of roles in accountancy and beyond.
MSc Accounting and Finance is one of Southampton Business School's most popular degrees. It offers a blend of modules that will deepen your knowledge of finance and accounting but also enable you to explore related areas such as international corporate governance, audit and corporate social responsibility.
Unlike many other accounting and finance masters courses, MSc Accounting and Finance also includes a module on international taxation, adding an extra dimension to your studies. This combination will open the door to a wide range of roles when you graduate – you may choose to go into accounting but you’ll have plenty of other career options too.
Our modules are directly informed by our academics’ research expertise and professional experience, and guest speakers from leading accounting, insurance and finance firms will further enrich your learning.
In semester one you’ll take a number of compulsory modules, covering equity markets, management accounting and financial accounting. You’ll also choose one optional module that will allow you to look at an area of interest in more depth.
Unusually for a masters course of this type, the options include an International Accounting and Taxation module. This explores the importance of a country’s social, economic, legal and political environment in determining the nature of its tax regulations, the challenges of harmonising accounting practices, and the impact of tax issues on company behaviours. Other options cover topics such as financial reporting and markets, accounting and society and international corporate governance.
In semester two you’ll take your management accounting and financial accounting studies to a more advanced level. You’ll also study corporate finance and take a module on research in accounting and finance. This will prepare you to undertake independent study for your dissertation.
You’ll graduate from MSc Accounting and Finance with skills and knowledge that will be attractive to a wide range of employers. You may choose to work in accounting, audit, internal control, financial analysis, consultancy or insurance, or become a financial advisor or financial analyst. Or you could become a trainee chartered accountant and take further professional accounting qualifications. The course is also excellent preparation for research at PhD level in an accounting, finance or a related field.
Our graduates have gone on to work for the following organisations, in roles including auditor, trainee chartered accountant, financial analyst, management consultant, insurance underwriter and financial controller: