Please note that the third cohorte of the Anglophone EMT programme offered by ATAF and GIZ has been put on hold until further notice. After two very successful intakes time is needed to evaluate and strengthen the programme offer and its quality in order to meet the real needs of African Revenue authorities.  Moreover a need for a harmonised concept to better align the EMT Anglophone and the EMT Francophone, which is going into the second round this year, has become evident.  
The current EMT programme cooperation with BSEL and Witwatersrand University terminates at the end of the 2015/2016 academic year. 
We will inform you on any developments and the new starting date of the programme in due time.  

General Information

The "Executive Master’s in Taxation Programme” aims at strengthening the capacities of future decision makers within African Tax administrations and Ministries of Finance. This programme is jointly organised by the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL).

At the core is the academic Master‘s Programme "Tax Policy and Tax Administration" offered by BSEL in cooperation with the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. It is a multidisciplinary degree programme, which combines relevant knowledge on the topics of tax policy and tax administration with governance and leadership from the different fields of economics, law and administrative sciences. 

In addition various extra-curricular activities and network opportunities are organized by ATAF and GIZ both in Germany and South Africa to maximize participants’ learning opportunities.

The programme takes into account both strategic and operational aspects, using a primarily project-based and applied approach. It is a unique degree programme with a strong African and international focus. Students who follow the programme will benefit from two excellent study locations - Germany and South Africa - enabling them to garner experiences from different professional and cultural settings.