• ‘International Tax Relations (in English)’

    • Full-time
    • 2 years
    • EN
    • 360 000 RUB
  • Entrance exams

    • Economic Theory
    • Foreign language (English, Chinese, German, French, Spanish)

Program description

This program is implemented in cooperation with the Information Office of the International Tax Service (Netherlands), the international law firm Linklaters LLP (UK), the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Corvinus University (Hungary), the University of Eastern Finland (Finland), the University of San Paolo (Brazil), the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (Brazil).

The course is taught totally in English. The interactive character enables us to share modern knowledge and skills, to access the most comprehensive foreign databases on international taxation to obtain the most up-to-date information. The program provides for optional events with partners in Russia and abroad, including participation in international competitions (moot courts), the activity of students in various projects, including those initiated by them themselves.

Program managers

Machekhin Victor Alexandrovich

  • PhD in Law, Associate Professor.
  • Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Taxes, Audit and Business Analysis for International Cooperation.
  • Head of the Russian Tax Practice of Linklaters Law Firm (UK). Scientific Secretary of the Russian Branch of the IFA  (Ros-IFA). Former Member of the Executive Board and Vice-President of the International Fiscal Association (Netherlands).

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to

  • Identify current trends in international tax policy and identify its content, consequences for the state and for business;
  • Structure foreign economic transactions and structures for international tax planning;
  • Develop an international taxation policy and its individual elements;
  • Identify the international taxation risks and develop ways to reduce them;
  • Participate in the processes of planning and conducting the purchase and sale and international business restructuring;
  • Advise on the foreign economic activity organization of Russian and foreign investors;
  • Evaluate the impact of modern initiatives to combat the tax base erosion and the profits’ transfer on the conduct and organization of business and control carried out by the tax authorities.

Key disciplines of the concentration

Tax Policy in the Tax Sphere

The discipline includes the basics of international taxation and tax administration in this area.

International Tax Agreements

The discipline includes the history of the emergence, development, structure of international tax agreements and the practice of applying tax agreements in the Russian Federation and abroad.

Tax Structuring of the Activities of Multinational Corporations

The discipline examines the peculiarities of multinational companies’ tax structuring, special rules for multinational companies’ taxation in the Russian Federation and abroad.

Transfer Pricing in International Taxation

The discipline is aimed at studying the rules of international pricing in cross-border transactions within multinational companies.

Comparative Taxation

In this discipline, the tax rules of foreign countries in terms of general and international taxation are considered.

Tax Policy of OECD Countries

The discipline examines international tax issues that the OECD is actively engaged in; a plan to combat the erosion of the tax base and profit shifting.


Our students have two options in career: in the field of international taxation and in related broader foreign economic spheres.


  1. Leading audit companies and other consulting organizations, including international and foreign companies;
  2. Bodies of the Federal Tax Service;
  3. The largest cross-border companies.

Unique advantages of the program

Joining the international professional community;

Obtaining professional-level knowledge;

Obtaining a unique specialty;

Study is organized as part of an individual professional trajectory;

Visiting faculty: V.A. Machekhin (Russia), A.V. Knyazeva (Russia), E.V. Ryabova (Russia), Jan de Godet (Netherlands), Ricardo Garcia Antov (Netherlands), Alessandro Turina (Netherlands), Daniel Diek (Hungary), Svetislav Kostić (Serbia).

The program is aimed at students’ passing exams for obtaining an ADIT, Advance Diploma in International Taxation (UK).