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LL.M. Digitalization & Tax Law

LL.M. Digitalization & Tax Law

ⓘ During COVID-19, all our programs are adapted so remote participation is possible.

Transform taxation into the future

Digitalization and transformation are much more than just buzzwords of these days. Even though we are seeing current trends and are comfortable talking about them, we often underestimate the importance and context in which we operate, because we are accustomed to believing that we are in control. How often do we see trends but do not act fast enough on them? The digitalization of information exchange between tax authorities and taxpayers is a trend that will not disappear.

Use technology to optimize tax processes

Industry and business communities use technology to optimize tax processes and to comply with reporting obligations. Processes orchestrate corporate resources to fulfil these external demands. They are a key factor determining the compliance obligations, cost-to-serve, and operational efficiency. In particular, they determine tasks, jobs, and responsibilities and by this, shape the future work of every taxpayer and tax authority.

Adapt faster and profit from optimized processes

Processes are the arterial system within organizations and in inter-organizational supply networks. Tax and Trade law build the basis for the related processes to comply. Consequently, any process failure can bring tax and customs life and the entire process ecosystem to a standstill. Processes determine the potential and speed of an organization to adapt to new circumstances and to comply with a fast-growing number of legislative requirements.

LL.M. Digitization & Tax Law

Get ready for the digital transformation of taxation

During the program ...

  • you will learn which areas of international tax law can be easily automated
  • are intensively involved in the management of economic processes
  • work on case studies that combine tax law and technology & process management
  • explore current technology trend in the field of business process management
  • analyze how they can make full use of a technology in control processes

After the program, you'll...

  • use the opportunities of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Process Mining / Automatic Process Analysis
  • understand agile business process models and agile business intelligence
  • be able to analyse and interpret the literature and legal sources from the technology sector
  • be able to transform your knowledge of relevant technologies in complex tax cases into creative solutions
  • Being optimally prepared for the digital transformation


Mendling Jan Portrait

Jan Mendling

Head of Department Information Systems and Operations | WU Vienna | Austria

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Robert Risse

Corporate Vice President Tax & Trade | Henkel AG & Co KGaA | Germany

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Alexander Rust

Professor | Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law | WU Vienna | Austria

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After the successful completion of the program you will receive a certificate from the Vienna University of Economics and Business as validation of your acquired expertise in Digital Transformation.

    • How can managers with 50-60 hours working time manage the program?

      Although our Global Executive MBA is challenging, it is designed for working executives. That's why students can access our online forums from their smartphones or tablets, giving them the flexibility to manage their workloads on the go, whether they're on their way to work, on a lunch break, or traveling around the world.

    • How are students evaluated during the program?

      • Participation in class: Students are continuously evaluated during classroom discussions and video conferences. Every contribution, whether written or spoken, is taken into account.
      • Individual assignments: Students are asked to participate in quiz questions, individual assignments or evaluated homework.
      • Group assignments: As part of a small team, students must prepare presentations, research papers or papers that will all be evaluated.

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