MSc Financial Law & International Taxation Programme Details
To graduate, students are required to earn 90 ECTS credits as follows:
- 75 ECTS credits from taught core courses
- 15 ECTS credits from electives courses from the list below OR
- 15 ECTS by completing a Final Project on Financial Law or International Taxation
Time & Duration
The MSc Finance and International Taxation is a flexible modular programme with rolling admissions, which means you can join any time of the year. However, we generally have two main intakes of students, one in September/October and another in January/February.
Classes are held during evenings and weekends, leaving weekdays free for work.
The Programme can be completed in 14 months by attending classes six-to-eight evenings plus one weekend per month, or you can complete it at a slower pace taking up to a maximum of 30 months.
We seek to select highly motivated candidates who desire to effect positive change in business and their profession as well as make a positive contribution to the school and the wider society.
The admission criteria are:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited programme preferably in law, finance & banking, accounting or economics, business or other related field
- Proficiency in English (native speaker of English, or graduation from a university where the language of instruction is English, or satisfactory score in standardized language exam (TOEFL score 550 and above, or Computer-based TOEFL score of 213 and above, or Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score 79-80 and above, or GCSE (or GCE) English Language “O” Level of “C” or above or IELTS of 6.5 and above or Cambridge Exams (First Certificate with Grade B and above, as well as Proficiency with Grade C)
- A Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating the applicant’s education, academic and professional experience, any publications, awards, etc.
- Two Letters of Recommendation from individuals who have known the applicant in his/her educational and professional environment
- Personal Statement highlighting his or her individual competences, strengths, expectations and value of the programme to his/her personal advancement and career development.
- Successful personal interview.
Once the completed application is received and is determined that the applicant meets the written admission criteria, the Admissions Officer will contact the applicant to schedule a personal interview.
Local students will be required to come to CIIM for a face-to-face interview, whereas students living abroad will be interviewed by Skype or over the phone.
Core Courses: Total 75 ECTS
|Trust and Ethics in Financial Services||FB405||6.0|
|Corporate Law and Taxation||FB450||6.0|
|Financial Law & Regulation of Financial Marketss||FL400||9.0|
|European Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisitions||FL450||9.0|
|Money Laundering, Financial Fraud & Market Abuse||FL500||6.0|
|European & International Taxation||FL550||9.0|
|Indirect Taxation and European VAT Law||FL600||9.0|
|Intellectual Property Rights & Taxation||FL700||6.0|
|Property Law & International Trusts||FL750||6.0|
|Transfer Pricing for Finance & Tax Professionals||FL800||4.5|
|Legal Research Methods & Legal Academic Writing||FL850||4.5|
|Total ECTS Credits (Core Courses)||75|
Elective Courses: Total 15 ECTS
|Foundations of Accounting & Finance||MA565||4.5|
|Data Protection/GDPR: Legal & Ethical Dimensions||BI450||3.0|
|Foundations of Business Information Technology||BI395||6.0|
|Compliance, Supervision& Financial Reporting||FB420||6.0|
|Blockchains Technologies Workshop||BI435||1.5|
A 15,000+ word Final Project (Thesis)
Programme Total: 90 ECTS