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Introduction to Taxation
(dt. Grundlagen der Besteuerung)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture, recitation class,
180 hours (attendance: 44 hours preparation and follow-up: 60 hours exam preparation: 68 hours)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Business Administration.
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline N.N.


The module provides an overview of the main German tax types. In the module, the theoretical knowledge of business taxation is conveyed in the lecture "Fundamentals of Taxation" and deepened through exercises, case studies (if necessary also PC-supported) and colloquia. Starting with a classification of taxes as a subject of various scientific disciplines, the first section of the course introduces basic concepts, principles, classification possibilities and legal sources of taxation. The second section deals with income tax, which is the most important income tax in terms of revenue and significance for other taxes. In the other sections of the course, the most important other business taxes (corporate income tax, trade tax, sales tax) will be presented.

Qualification Goals

The training in the module "Fundamentals of Taxation" enables participants to assume positions in the field of taxation in both small and large, internationally oriented companies and tax consulting firms.

Successful attendance of the course enables the participants to solve complex problems in the subject "Fundamentals of Taxation" independently and in a structured manner. The proportion of activating methods is intended to ensure that this goal is achieved.




Module imported from B.Sc. Business Administration.

When studying M.Sc. Computer Science, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Business Administration.

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