Business PF

Taxation, Auditing and Law Master (LL.M.)

The master’s program in Taxation, Auditing and Law is designed for students with a background in economics or law who are considering working as tax consultants or/and auditors in the future.

Students may individually design their minors based on their personal interests by choosing elective blocks in the areas of tax law, auditing/accounting, and business law. We also offer the option to prepare our students for the professional examinations (StB and WP examinations).

The program is mainly taught in German. Applicants whose first language is not German should be fluent in German (level D is required). 

Why study Taxation, Auditing and Law in Pforzheim?

  • Three-semester consecutive master's program
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Strong practical and application-oriented focus
  • Very good career opportunities
  • Personal atmosphere, small group
  • Electives offering option for individualization
  • Preparation for the tax advisor exam, exam techniques and a course on the latest tax developments just before the exam
  • Support from the Pforzheimer FORUM e.V., active networking with companies
  • Excellent pass rates of over 80 % in the professional exams due to systematic preparation

At a glance


full-time study program with 90 ECTS in three semesters including master’s thesis


Combination of a theoretical as well as practical approach and applied research    

Language of instruction

German (Level D) and English (B2)   

Application Deadline

January 15th 

Application and Admission Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree or equivalent first degree from a full university or university of applied sciences: in business administration, business law or law, based on at least three years of study or 180 ECTS credits. 

Tuition Fees

Administrative costs, fees for the student ID card and a contribution to the student body apply. No tuition fee applies for German students, EU or EEA nationals and students with a German university entrance qualification. For other international students, semester tuition fees apply, read here.