Taxes and Law

Specialization in the bachelor’s degree program, Business Studies

Expertise in taxes and law is an investment, since students gain knowledge of fair and equitable taxation, among other things. They also gain essential expertise about avoiding risk and making smart decisions based on current case law and legislation.

Students who have chosen to specialize in taxes and law can work in the following areas after graduation:

Finance and accounting
Banking and insurance
Business management consulting
Tax consultancy and auditing

Modules of the specialization

  • Steuerartenlehre 1

    Students will acquire the competencies required to process issues from a tax perspective including the development of appropriate solutions. This includes transfer taxes and taxes on non-income values, as well as procedural and criminal law, and finally foundations of external auditing and tax compliance.

  • Steuerartenlehre 2

    This module focuses on corporate taxation, theory of tax proceedings (AO, tax code), tax auditing, and criminal and administrative offence law.

  • Steuergestaltungslehre 1

    In this module, students will acquire the competencies required to process issues from a tax perspective including understanding and analyzing differences in legal forms and the development of appropriate solutions. The subject matter includes income taxes and selected transfer taxes as well as surcharge taxes.

  • Steuergestaltungslehre 2

    How can I optimize the tax situation? How does DATEV, for example, support me in this process? The subject of the module is tax accounting including basic parameters such as the choice of legal form and location.

  • Schuldrecht

    This module will deepen knowledge especially in the areas of warranty rights and legal obligations. Students will be able to solve cases using expert methods.

  • Recht der Vertragsgestaltung

    Students will strengthen and develop their skills in providing legal advice. For this purpose, and in addition to the lectures on substantive law, decisions of the BGH (Federal Court of Justice) dealing with contract law will be discussed and real contracts will be analyzed.

  • Sachenrecht

    Students will learn basic concepts and principles of property law. Students will acquire knowledge of ownership, proprietary and third-party ownership, and owner-occupier relationships.

  • Recht der Kreditsicherheiten

    In this module, students will learn basic features of loan collateral law including practical applications of this law. This knowledge will foster professional competencies required in the legal, financial as well as commercial areas of banks and companies.

  • Project

    This module requires self-initiative and offers the chance to conduct independent scientific work and present the results of this work in scientific form. Teamwork also strengthens social skills.

For me, the mixture of theoretical and practical elements sets the degree program apart. Relevant topics are covered and can be applied in projects as well as in companies.

Marie Schneeweiss, student in the Department of Economics

Degree programs with top scores

Germany's largest university ranking service (CHE) certifies that the Department of Economics has top scores in the categories of “contact with work environment”, “international orientation” and “organization of studies”. 

The state university Anhalt University of Applied Sciences offers you:

  • low tuition fees
  • highly recognized degrees
  • accredited degree programs

Attractive student life

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Bernburg's beautiful historic center

A unique campus with university buildings and residence halls. The beautiful historical city with the castle directly on the Saale River. In addition, the city is full of green spaces with perennial gardens and plants. The Bernburg-Strenzfeld campus stands out with its high quality of life and studies.

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We offer a wide range of sporting activities

Be it at the numerous sports facilities, such as in the sports hall or in the fitness studio or sauna, be it alone or in a team, whether Zumba, Yoga or floorball, there is a wide range of sports activities to discover all over the campus. Everyone can enjoy a fit and healthy student life with us!

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Preparation for starting a career

To prepare for a career start, the Career Service of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences offers free workshops, training, lectures and consultations. In addition, advantageous collaborations with important partners both within and outside the university are available.

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Multiple channels of contact

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