LL.M. Taxation (LL.M. Steuern)

Taxation Master at ISM - First distance learning, then tax advisor!

Companies have to deal with various tax issues on a daily basis. For this, they need experts who responsibly take care of all tax matters. In addition to the corporate context, these tax experts can also become self-employed as consultants. The ISM Distance Learning Programme Taxation offers you exactly this qualification:

In the ISM Distance Learning Taxation program, you will graduate with a Master of Laws degree and at the same time have the opportunity to prepare for the tax advisor exam during your studies.

We have designed the program in such a way that the modules already include essential content that will be examined as part of the tax advisor exam. In the case modules, for example, you can apply what you have learned to concrete cases from practice or prepare for the tax consultant exam with exams and exercises.

However, we recommend that you take part in an exam preparation course to prepare for the tax consultant exam. This is already included in the study program via our cooperation partner. Please also note: According to § 36 StBerG, further requirements must be met for admission to the tax consultant examination, such as relevant professional experience or the completion of a university degree in economics or law. You can also fulfill these requirements during the master's program.


This is what awaits you in your Master's programme in Taxation

The distance learning programme Taxation focuses on national and international tax law. You will gain detailed knowledge of tax regulations, as well as their application and effects on economic and social activities.

On the one hand, the programme teaches you the scientific principles, theories and methods that are necessary for a well-founded assessment of tax issues, including the legal framework and regulations. On the other hand, the practical knowledge necessary for applying what you have learned is taught and practised in extensive case studies.


You can study the distance learning programme full-time (4 semesters) or part-time (6 semesters). The part-time model gives you the opportunity to acquire the practical experience necessary to take the tax advisor exam during the Master's programme.

The Master Taxation is offered in cooperation with IFU-Akademie GmbH
(https://www.ifu-akademie.de/). The IFU Institute has been offering high-quality courses in the context of tax law education and training for years. ou can find out more in the
IFU Academy FAQ's.



Wed 24 July

Info-Webinar LL.M. Taxation (DE)

24.07.2024 | 6:00 pm
Tue 27 August

Info-Webinar LL.M. Taxation (DE)

27.08.2024 | 6:00 pm
Mon 30 September

Info-Webinar LL.M. Taxation (DE)

30.09.2024 | 6:00 pm

Distance learning Taxation Master at a glance

Normal study period

Normal study period

  • 4 semesters
Start of semester

Start of semester

  • anytime
Admission requirement

Admission requirement

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 180 ECTS, of which at least 50 ECTS in the field of economics or law (can also be substituted via participation in online pre-courses at ISM)


  • Master of Laws


  • German
Study locations

Study locations

  • 100 % online


  • Live seminars
Tuition fees

Tuition fees

  • Different cost models to choose from
Recognition of prior studies

Recognition of prior studies

  • Recognition of prior learning is possible upon application. The student advisory service will advise you on this.

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Our study program partner

The IFU Institute has been training tax advisors, auditors and lawyers in the field of tax law since 1981. Through our cooperation with the IFU, we can offer you a close link between research and practice. In addition, you have the opportunity to prepare for the tax advisor examination parallel to your studies and to take this examination within the framework of an intensive learning phase, e.g. between the 3rd and 4th semester.


The IFU lecturers developed the study programme together with the university lecturers of the ISM. The cooperation ensures the continuous further development of the study programme, oriented towards the current requirements from practice.




Application procedure

1. Find out about the degree programme on the website or arrange a counselling interview with the study advisors of the IFU Academy.

2. Create a user account on the website bewerbung.ism-fernstudium.de.

3. Upload your documents (university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree certificate) and send your application.

4. ISM will check your application and request further documents if necessary.

5. Admission is granted by the ISM Admissions Committee. The ISM also recognises or credits prior achievements.

6. You conclude a study contract with ISM in cooperation with the IFU Academy and start your studies.

7. The IFU Academy will settle the tuition fees.



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Overview - Costs for your Master's degree


  • 4  –  Semesters
  • 30  –  ECTS per Semester

  • 690 €  –  Enrollment fee
  • 14.970 €  –  Total price

595 €/Month


  • 6  –  Semesters
  • 20  –  ECTS per Semester

  • 690 €  –  Enrollment fee
  • 15.810 €  –  Total price

420 €/Month

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Your advantages with a Master in Taxation

The ISM distance learning programme in cooperation with the IFU Academy offers you various essential advantages with the course content of the LL.M. Taxation, which ensure that you acquire a high level of expertise in the field of taxation and can use this in your professional career:

  • You learn extensive knowledge in the area of national and international tax law
  • You learn goal-oriented solving of practical problems with a business management / tax law background
  • You study completely digitally and are thus completely unbound with regard to place and time
  • You can start your study program at any time
  • You will be prepared for two professional exams (=career turbo) and thus save both time and money
  • Course content takes into account relevant business requirements
  • You learn the critical classification of economic, economic-political, legal and ecological perspectives.
  • We impart broad and integrated knowledge of economics and business administration
  • You will acquire professional skills, i.e. you will be able to analyze complex fiscal processes and problems and independently develop economically justified solutions.
  • You develop leadership skills


The requirements for the Taxation Master

If you have never been deterred by taxes, but are interested in them and would like to assist companies and others in tax matters, our LL.M. Taxation is the right choice for you. In addition to the organisational requirements, it is important that you are motivated to actively participate in the live seminars through discussions or the preparation of short presentations.

Your study program director for
LL.M. Taxation (LL.M. Steuern)

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