Master's Seminar

TAX 730 for Master Students

Dr. Ann-Catherin Werner, M.Sc.


For further information please contact Ann-Catherin Werner.


The successful completion of a Seminar Paper is a formal prerequesite for being admitted for the master's thesis in the Mannheim Master in Management (M.Sc.) program.

Students individually write a term paper comprising of 15 pages and then present their work in front of other students, academic staff members and Professor Dr. Spengel / Professor Dr. Dörrenberg. The seminar always starts at the end of each semester and the deadline for handing in the paper is 8 weeks later. The presentation takes place during the first weeks of the upcoming semester. Hence, students usually can work on their theses during the semester break. The seminar is worth 6 ECTS credits.

  • Procedure

    The topics of the seminar papers at our chair cover a wide range of issues in international business taxation. A selection of examplary topics from past years can be found below.

    The seminar papers may be written in English or German.

    At the end of each semester we publish a list of available topics as well as all relevant dates via our News. A kick-off meeting with Professor Spengel / Professor Dörrenberg takes place before the beginning of the writing period (beginning of January/beginning of July). Please select your preferred topics in advance and bring a priority list to the session. The writing period starts with the assignment of the topics and ends 8 weeks later.

    The kick-off meeting for the seminar Fall 2019 takes place May 27, 2019 at 13:45pm in O 254. The writing period for the seminal Fall 2019 starts with the assignment of the topic July 01, 2019 at 12:00pm and ends August 26, 2019 at 12:00pm.

    Please also consider our Guidelines for Seminar Papers, Bachelor Theses and Master Theses in Englisch and the Handbook for Scientific Writing of Prof. Spengel.


  • Registration and Contact

    You can register for the seminar via e-mail to our secretary. Please provide your student ID number and the program you are enrolled.

    The topics will be provided here after May 13, 2019.

    Registration will be possible until May 23, 2019.

  • Requirements

    • Formally: 2 Modules of the 500 and/or 600 level in the Area Accounting & Taxation
    • Technical: Prior knowledge from the modules TAX 610 and TAX 630 are recommended and very helpful.