Business Administration and Taxation (dual degree programme) (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
DepartmentMünster School of Business
Special type of studyincluding apprenticeship
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study8 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester feeStudents in franchise programmes can apply to be enrolled, and will have to pay a semester fee of €335.20 (winter term 2023/24) in addition to the tuition fees.
Tuition feeThis is a fee-paying course. Please contact our cooperation partner to find out the course fee.
CharacteristicsThis Bachelor programme is run in cooperation with the Studienwerk der Steuerberater in Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V., the Chamber of Tax Consultants of Westphalia-Lippe KdöR and Vocational Colleges Bielefeld, Muenster and Recklinghausen.

Requirements and enrollment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

Please apply for the dual degree programme in Business Management and Taxation at the Studienwerk der Steuerberater in NRW e.V. until June 30, which will decide on your admission.

Your application should contain the following documents:

1. A copy of the contract of apprenticeship between you and the company supervising your apprenticeship

2. A copy of your learning contract

3. Your registration to the Studienwerk der Steuerberater in NRW e.V.

Please send a copy of the learning contract together with the original contract of apprenticeship to the Chamber of Tax Consultants of Westphalia-Lippe (three completed and signed copies).

EnrolmentApplication is made directly to the cooperation partner Studienwerk der Steuerberater in NRW e.V.. The number of participants in the course is limited. The order in which applications are received is decisive for the allocation of a place.

The registration deadline is 30 June or earlier if the maximum number of participants has been reached!

Only after confirmation by the cooperation partner you can apply for your enrollment online until 15 September at Münster UAS.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Studying our degree programme in Business Administration and Taxation in parallel with an apprenticeship combines the vocational training of becoming an assistant tax consultant with business administration at Münster University of Applied Sciences. Thanks to this combination, theory and practice go hand in hand, providing a good basis for starting your career.

The programme is run in cooperation by Münster University of Applied Sciences, the Studienwerk der Steuerberater in Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V., the Chamber of Tax Consultants Westphalia-Lippe KdöR and the Vocational Colleges Bielefeld, Muenster and Recklinghausen.


After obtaining your degree, you will be able to independently solve business-oriented issues, particularly tax issues. You will have a broad base of knowledge in business management areas including purchasing, production, sales, marketing, human resources, organisation, logistics and financial management. You will also know the basics of supplementary subjects, such as mathematics, statistics, business informatics and economics, which will give you the necessary expertise to shape processes in companies. You will be able to develop innovative solutions for different subject-specific tasks on a project basis and to present them skilfully. In this connection, you will present your own positions convincingly, both in German and in English. You will also apply the ability to learn independently and efficiently, developed during your studies, to business practice, enabling you to become familiar with new tasks – whether in everyday working life or during postgraduate studies.

Occupational fields

After completing your degree, you will have great prospects to be hired by your apprenticing company. Moreover, two years after graduation, you can undertake further qualifications to become a tax consultant. In addition, the Bachelor’s degree will open the way for numerous Master’s programmes, enabling you to specialise in a subject area according to your individual interests.

Content and course sequence

Our degree programme, in parallel with an apprenticeship, is divided into two stages.

The first stage lasts five semesters and concludes with the assistant tax consultant exam. You will prepare for this exam at three different learning locations: you will work three days a week at the tax advisor’s office. You will attend Vocational College once a week, and on one or two additional days you will study at Münster University of Applied Sciences. Here, you will take modules such as Business Law, Business Finance, Economics or Business English. Each module concludes with a module exam.

In the second stage, lasting three semesters, you will continue to work three days a week at the tax advisor’s office. On two additional days, you will improve your theoretical/academic knowledge, for example in accounting, business law or auditing, at Münster University of Applied Sciences. In the eighth semester, you will write your Bachelor thesis and conclude your degree programme, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Taxation.

Why choose us

It will take you just eight semesters to obtain two recognised qualifications at once: a vocational qualification as an assistant tax consultant and a Bachelor of Arts university degree. This will reduce your total training period considerably.

The close links to the world of practice will enable you to easily approach the theoretical content. You will learn about different areas of the firm and therefore your main areas of interest during your apprenticeship, enabling you to raise your profile in a well-focused manner.

Another advantage is that you will continue to have a regular income while studying, meaning that you will have a sound financial basis. In addition, you will have great prospects after graduation to be hired by your apprenticing company or to climb the career ladder within the company.

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