Why this programme?
Fiscal Economics has an interdisciplinary curriculum, drawing on general and business economics, as well as fiscal and private law. It’s a highly challenging programme that will stretch your intellectual and analytical abilities. It allows you to become a registered tax advisor at the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB) – but also teaches you the economic aspects of taxation, making it possible to work in policymaking positions as well.
What will you learn?
You'll learn to analyse the economic effects of taxation on the market behaviour of producers and consumers, thereby gaining a deep understanding of how taxation works. Additionally, you'll explore strategic and creative solutions to tax problems and learn how to communicate these to management teams and tax lawyers. You'll study relevant areas such as accountancy, finance, corporate and value-added tax, tax management and European tax law.
At the end of the programme, you will be able to:
- understand the implications of tax laws on an organisation’s tax strategy
- use quantitative methods as a basis for strategic tax decisions
- give tax advice on a senior level
- play a bridging role between accountants and tax lawyers
What you’ll actually do:
- work in small groups to examine up-to-date, real-life problems and come up with practical solutions
- use economics, accountancy, management and law to analyse the effects of taxes on national and international economies
- as a member of First, the Fiscal Economics study association, enjoy optional visits to key companies at home and abroad, as well as work experience opportunities
- develop crucial qualities such as independence, confidence and critical thinking
- benefit from this practical springboard into the international economic workforce