Thematic Doctoral Programme in Taxation and Accounting – National and International Company Taxation and National and International Accounting
Taxation and Accounting – National and International Company Taxation and National and International Accounting is an interdisciplinary doctoral programme offering a sound insight into the world of public finance, taxation, business taxation and accounting at a national and international level. The tax aspect of the course focuses on national and international company taxation, viewed through the lens of three different disciplines. The doctoral programme aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of taxation and accounting. The course’s focus on business also enables aspects of national and international accounting to be incorporated.
Introductory courses provide you with the knowledge required to independently tackle and elaborate upon specific research questions. The basic courses are complemented by methodological courses aimed at consolidating your knowledge of empirical quantitative methods or methods of legal exposition. A research seminar is run each academic year, which gives you the opportunity to present papers you’ve written and report on the status of your thesis.
Degree: Dr. rer. soc. oec., Dr. iur.
Length of study: 3 years
Languages of tuition: German & English
Admission onto the Doctorate in Social Sciences and Economics or the Doctorate in Law at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Students are bound by the terms defined in the latest version of the Curriculum for Doctoral Programmes at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. For admission onto a thematic doctoral programme, you must provide a letter of support from a member of teaching staff authorised to supervise.
A student may join the thematic doctoral programme (or transfer from an existing doctoral programme) at any time.
Requirements for completion
The programme consists of compulsory courses worth 16 to 20 ECTS credits, to be completed within 6 semesters. In addition to completing a thesis, students are expected to produce at least two print-ready papers for publication in national or international specialist journals. These papers should be presented at the research seminars.
Teaching personnel (potential supervisors)
Assoc. Prof. Gudrun Fritz-Schmied (Department of Finance Management, AAU)
Prof. Johannes Heinrich (Department of Law, AAU)
Prof. Sabine Kanduth-Kristen, LL.M. (Department of Financial Management, AAU)
Prof. Reinhard Neck (Department of Economics, AAU)