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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  5th Semester  ›  Business Taxation

Cases in Business Taxation

Course Code:
Sven Westphälinger
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Fall 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
The aim of the course "Cases in Business Taxation" is to deepen the understanding of how taxes affect business decisions, in particular, structuring of businesses in the international landscape. The course combines national and international taxation in theory and in real-life cases. The objective of the class is that students learn to understand and apply the implications of international taxation.

The course is taught by Sven Westphälinger, Partner at KPMG. There are three sessions and students are asked to attend all sessions. In the first and second session, the instructor introduces aspects of national and international taxation. In the second and third session, students present their solutions to the cases. Students work in groups.

The grading of the course is based on the case presentation, the discussion of the cases, as well as general class participation.

Additional information for WHU Students:

This course is part of the module"Business Taxation"that comprises two parts. First, the lecture"Business Taxation"byAssistant Professor Dr. Lisa Hillmann gives an introduction to tax planning and the effect of taxation on business decisions. To deepen the understanding of these concepts, the second part of the module is based on case studies. The course"Cases in Business Taxation"is taught by Sven Westphälinger, Partner at KPMG.

As this course is part of the module "Business Taxation", the overall grade for the module is based on the exam for the lecture "Business Taxation" (50%) and the course "Cases in Business Taxation" (50%).

Tuesday, 08/11/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 22/11/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 06/12/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
The students get comprehensive range of Handouts; required literature will also be provided
Lectures, presentations and cases
The grading of the course is based on case studies and case presentations.
Since this course is one part of the moduleWHU students are required to haveattendedthe lecture "Business Taxation".