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Description of the programme
The tax advisory professions—prerequisites and job description
An attractive career goal for graduates of the tax law specialisation is that of tax advisor. This professional title may only be used by those who have passed the very demanding tax consultant examination. A prerequisite for admission to this examination is, in turn, a minimum number of years of professional practice in a tax firm. Those who have completed a degree in business administration with at least six semesters of standard study time must also be able to prove three years of professional experience for admission to the examination. By way of comparison: tax clerks need ten years for this.
Tax advisors perform a very demanding and responsible job, which is why the strict professional regulations are justified. The earning opportunities are correspondingly good. Tax advisors can work both in their own small firm and as partners in larger companies. They work for companies as well as for private individuals. They prepare tax returns, review tax assessments and represent their clients' interests vis-à-vis the tax office. Furthermore, they advise on tax structuring. This means they optimise the tax burden within the framework of the existing possibilities.
Why enrolling in this programme?
Combination of theory and practice gives you a head start in your career
In the dual bachelor's programme at the FHDW, students alternate between university and company on a quarterly basis. During their studies, both sides can ‘get to know each other’ and see if they harmonise. This lays the foundation for successful co-operation at an early stage.
The part-time bachelor's and master's programme combine a full-time job with the study programme. This means that the study content can be used directly at the workplace and it is not necessary to leave the job.
Small groups promote personal contacts
Studying at the FHDW means: no overcrowded lecture halls and no impersonal meetings. The FHDW knows its students. The study groups are only ever as large as a class: a maximum of 36 students.
Perfect organisation saves time
Students do not have to worry about the sequence and organisation of their studies. The study programmes at the FHDW are perfectly organised and coordinated. The part-time bachelor's programmes take into account the NRW school holidays.
Accreditations & awards
FHDW is ‘Top Digital Education Provider’
The market research institute ServiceValue examined the user satisfaction of digital education providers for the magazine Wirtschaftswoche. The FHDW received a grade of 2.50—only 0.08 grade points behind the first-place finisher in the business school category. For this, the FHDW was awarded the ‘Top Digital Education Provider’ seal in November 2020.
In various categories, users of 115 providers gave school grades for the quality of the education provided online. A total of 10,750 evaluations were collected.
Institutional accreditation by the German Science Council
As the most important advisory body for science policy in Germany, the Science Council confirmed in 2008 that the FHDW, as a private university, provides teaching and research according to recognised scientific standards and has the necessary material, personnel and financial resources. Most recently, the FHDW was re-accredited for another five years in 2019, once again confirming that it meets the high quality requirements.
System accreditation according to the Accreditation Council by FIBAA
In system accreditation, the quality assurance system of a higher education institution is examined to determine whether it functions in such a way that the higher education institution can guarantee the quality of its study programmes.