Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The students learn how to analyse and solve tax challenges faced by multinational companies and gain understanding of the role of taxation in their decision making process.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 16.04.2019 - 29.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tomi Viitala

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tomi Viitala

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course focuses on selected topical issues of international corporate taxation such as transfer pricing, anti-tax avoidance rules and corporate social responsibility. The students may participate in a half-day workshop where real-life international tax cases are solved and discussed in groups. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Spring 2021: Group work consisting of lecture journals or an essay and participation in the workshop (100%) according to the instructions of the teacher. Alternatively essay (100 %)

    Spring 2022: Group work consisting of lecture journals (50%) and participation in the workshop or an essay (50%) according to the instructions of the teacher.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - Classroom hours 15 h

    - Class preparation 77 h

    - Group work preparation 68 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes and an extensive package of readings will be distributed on MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces course 32E30000 Tax Planning of International Enterprises.