Executive Master of Accounting and Taxation: The Starting Point for a Successful Career
For decades, the University of Mannheim has been considered the leading German institution in educating future accountants and tax consultants. This tradition will carry on with the new "Executive Master of Accounting and Taxation" offered by Mannheim Business School.
Within the course of studies, students can choose between two tracks:
- Accounting track
- Taxation track
Regardless to the selected track, the program offers a unique world-class education with distinctive success factors.
A Distinctive Concept
The Executive Master of Accounting and Taxation is characterized by the following success factors:
- committed preparation for a successful career in accountancy or tax consulting
- program may be pursued alongside one's career
- very practical-orientedthanks to case studies, guest speakers and a comprehensive consulting project
- optimal learning success through courses in small groups
- strong international component through stays abroad and through courses in English
- acquisition of essential skills for executive positionssuch as leading negotiations and presentation techniques
- extensive coaching sessions
- the faculty made up of the renowned Business School of the University of Mannheim, adjunct faculty from other universities and renowned managers from Germany and from abroad.
The Accounting track of the "Executive Master of Accounting and Taxation" is directed at young professionals who want to prepare themselves as accountants in the best way possible. The curriculum and content will adhere to the provisions of § 8a of the German regulations for the preparation for the accounting practice and examination ('Wirtschaftsprüferordnung zur Vorbereitung auf Wirtschaftsprüferpraxis und –examen')
The "Executive Masters of Accounting and Taxation" was conceptualized in close cooperation with leading accounting firms and accordingly adjusted to their particular requirements. The contents of the program are oriented consistently towards the preparation of the participants as accountants. The priorities are placed on the areas of tax law, business law and applied business administration and economics.
The particular characteristic of this program is the extensive orientation towards practical accounting and consulting. The 28-month course of study begins each year in May with a three-month block of instruction which recurs in the subsequent years of the program.
Furthermore, in October, November and December of the first two years, the study plan is made up of one-week course units. There are no courses between January and March and in August and September. After graduation, preparatory courses are offered in preparation for the accountants' examination (Wirtschaftsprüferexamen)
The Taxation Track of the "Executive Masters of Accounting and Taxation" was conceptualized in close cooperation with world's leading tax consulting firms and accordingly adjusted to their particular requirements. The contents of the program are oriented consistently towards preparing the participants for a job as tax advisors.
In the course of the first year, the priorities are placed on the areas of tax law, business law and applied business administration and economics. A particular characteristic of this program is the extensive orientation towards business taxation and international tax planning during the second year.
The 24-month program of study begins each year in July. Courses follow the pattern of a part-time program and take place every week between Thursday and Saturday. Furthermore, in October and December each year, special one-week course units are held together with the participants of the Accounting Track. There are no courses in August. After graduation preparatory courses are offered in preparation for the tax advisors' examination (Steuerberaterexamen).