Applications are now open for the Master’s programme in Tax Policy and Tax Administration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. The programme focuses on the Global South and is for 15 months. It is designed for experienced tax officials, policy-makers and tax practitioners, who wish to acquire expertise in taxation and obtain an internationally recognised graduate degree in the field. The teaching encompasses concepts and theories in the subject areas of Public Finance, Tax Legislation, Applied Tax Policy, and Tax Administration. The programme is unique for its interdisciplinary and developmental perspective. It takes into account both strategic and operational aspects, using a primarily project-based and applied approach.

Students can expect to acquire the expertise and skills necessary to fulfilling management positions in various public institutions such as ministries of finance, revenue administrations and other institutions relating to public finance. 

The Master’s programme was developed in collaboration with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU). It is now run independently by BSEL as part of the School’s regular master’s portfolio for continuing education. BSEL is highly committed to capacity building and explicitly welcome students from all continents.

For more information, see BSEL‘s website.