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Master in Global Taxation (LL.M./MSL)

Location: Madrid, Spain and New York, USA.


Language: English (Spanish)

Number of Places/Students per year: 50.

Duration: 15 months.

Price/Fee: €34.200 (+ €125 application fee)

Scholarships: n/a.

Accommodation: Please see the official website.

Application Process:

Admission is granted on a rolling basis.

Necessary Documents

Candidates must complete the Online Application form that can be found on the website and must also upload the following documents:

  1. Bachelor degree from an accredited university
  2. Official university transcripts (certified translation into English or Spanish)
  3. 1 page CV/Resume
  4. 1 essay
  5. 2 letters of recommendation
  6. English language certificate
  7. Photocopy of current passport
  8. Passport size picture
  9. Online Assessment: the candidate will receive a link to answer three live questions, two in video format and one in written format.

Online Assessment: the candidate will receive a link to answer three live questions, two in video format and one in written format

Entrance exams: students are required to take either the GMAT, GRE, LSAT or IEGAT

Personal Interview: the candidate will have a personal interview (face-to-face/via Skype) with the Associate Director of the Admissions Team

Programme structure

  • Introduction to global taxation (2 ECTS)
  • General tax framework (2 ECTS)
  • Tax treaties: the OECD model (3 ECTS)
  • EU Taxation (3 ECTS)
  • International private law (1 ECTS)
  • Economic (2 ECTS)
  • Negotiation (2 ECTS)
  • Accounting I (4 ECTS)
  • Accounting II (2 ECTS)
  • Introduction to US international tax issues (3 ECTS)
  • Strategic management (2 ECTS)
  • Financial Management (2 ECTS)
  • International tax planning for multinationals (4 ECTS)
  • International VAT law and other international indirect taxes (3 ECTS)
  • Anti-avoidance I: principles and framework (2 ECTS)
  • Anti-avoidance II: BEPS (3 ECTS)
  • Risk assessment and advisory role (2 ECTS)
  • Tax planning models per industry (2 ECTS)
  • International tax planning for individuals and families (4 ECTS)
  • Electives (6 ECTS)
  • Final project (6 ECTS)

LL.M Contact:


Tel.: +34 915 689 600

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By Andreea Serban

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