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Official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting
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Denomination

Official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting

Academic Area

Business and Economics

Length / Credits

10 months
60 ECTS

places

35

modality

Blended learning

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Student profile

Graduates in Business Management, bachelors and graduates in Economics, bachelors and graduates in Actuarial and Financial Sciences, Commerce Professors and graduates in Sciences that are high qualified to reach a master’s level in advanced auditing and accounting.

Admission and Enrolment

Enrolment application via website, sending of the documents and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From October to July. Friday from 15.00 h to 21.00 and Saturday from 9.00 h to 15.00 h.

Academic Calendar

Organised with the Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya.

Why study at the UAO CEU?

1. Professionalisation

The main aim of the master’s degree in Auditing and Accounting is to achieve the training with practice learning from specialised experts in the field of auditing, so students can successfully face and fulfil the auditing management in firms or any other institution of any kind. This process will take part thanks to a wide and important list of subjects related to financial and accounting auditing.

2. Standardisation

This master’s degree has been certified by the Institute of Accounting and Financial Auditing in order to be able to take the theoretical test to have access to the Official Register of Financial Auditors, and exempts from taking some courses depending on the subjects that make up the previous degree of the students. The course brings in 1,000 hours of professional practicum that compute for the purpose of practicum training, essential for becoming an official financial auditor.

3. Professional development

The course brings in 1,000 hours of professional practicum that compute for the purpose of practicum training, essential for becoming an official financial auditor. Job Listing at a national and international level with more than 2,300 associate businesses with internship offers in more than 20 countries.

4. Faculty

The faculty is composed by prestigious experts and professionals with a wide professional in auditing, with a global and current vision of the business reality.

5. Employability

The average work placement rate is 95% in the postgraduate studies of the CEU.

6. Information resources

The Library Service is conceived as a support unit for study and research. Its most important objective is to meet the educative and scientific demands. It has convenient opening hours, including weekends, with the best computer equipment. In addition, the UAO CEU offers to all the University community a vast digital storage, with free access to its publications from its docent, research or institutional activities carried out by teachers, students or former students from the University.

Faculty

FACULTY

The classes of the official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting are taught by well-known experts and professionals that have a contrasted teaching and/or professional experience, and have been chosen by their renowned prestige and specialisation in the Auditing and Accounting field:

Master's coordination

Ramón M. Soldevila de Monteys. PhD in Economical and Business Sciences. Account auditor. University lecturer. Teacher of Accounting and Account Auditing at Abat Oliba CEU University. 
rsoldevilad@uao.es

Faculty

  • Estibaliz Baniandrés Avendaño. Graduated in Economical and Business Sciences. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Daniel Benito Sánchez. Graduated in Economical and Business Sciences. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the auditing firm ACR, S.L.
  • Noemí Boal Velasco. PhD in Economical and Business Sciences. Teacher at San Pablo CEU University.
  • Francisco Javier Bordas Carné. Graduated in Economical and Business Sciences. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Miquel Brossa Cros. Graduated in Business Management. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Partner of the Auditing firm Avanza Servicios Profesionales de Auditoría, S.L. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Jaume Carreras Boada. Commercial law teacher. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Emili Coll Collet. Economist and Master in Quality Management. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the Auditing firm of the Activa Auditoría & Consultoria S.L.P.
  • Juan Corona Ramón. Chair professor of Applied Economics at Abat Oliba CEU University. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Director of the Chair of Family Business at the UAO CEU and General Director of the Family Business Institute. Govern consultant.
  • Patricia Daura Tur. Graduated in Business Sciences. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona. Partner of the auditing firm Auditoría Contable Financiera Económica, S.L.
  • Miquel Ferrero Campdelacreu. Graduated in Business Sciences. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the Auditing firm JDA AUDIT, SLP.
  • Xavier García Marimon. Graduated in Business Management. Co-director of the postgraduate degree in Public Auditing at the UAO CEU. Co-director of the Executive MBA and teacher at the University of Barcelona.
  • Albert Grèbol Mas. Graduated in Economical and Business Sciences. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the auditing firm Grèbol i Collet Auditors, SLP.
  • Jorge Hinojosa Pérez. Graduated in Business Management. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Aischa Laarbi Lombas. Graduated in Law. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Xavier Llopart Pérez. Chair professor of the University School and of the University of Barcelona. PhD in Economical Sciences. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Manager of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Mª Dolors Magrí Majós. Graduated in Economical and Business Sciences. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the auditing firm PKF-AUDIEC, S.A.P.
  • Jordi Martí Pidelaserra. PhD in Economical Sciences. Accounting teacher of the Universitat de Barcelona. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Francisco Martín Peña. PhD in Economical and Business Sciences. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. University lecturer.
  • Jordi Monferrer Sánchez. Graduated in Economical and Business Sciences. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the auditing firm FORNES, SALAS Y ASOCIADOS AUDITORES, S.L.
  • Carme Monserrat Querol. Graduated in Business Sciences. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the auditing firm Auren Auditores BCN, SLP.
  • Josep Mª Noguera i Amiel. Graduated in Business Management. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Manager-Partner of the firm JMNOGUERA SERVCIOS DE CONSULTORÍA EMPRESARIAL, S.L.P.
  • Ricardo Palomo Zurdo. Chair professor of Financial Economy and Accounting. Dean of the Economical and Business Science Department of the San Pablo CEU University.
  • Nora Carmen Passarelli Martínez. Graduated in Business Sciences. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the auditing firm RSM SPAIN AUDITORES, SLP.
  • Ferran Rodríguez García. PhD in Economical and Business Sciences by the Universitat de Barcelona. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Teacher of Financial Economy and Accounting at the Universitat de Barcelona.
  • Mercedes Ruiz de Palacios. PhD in Economical and Business Sciences. Teacher at San Pablo CEU University.
  • Gemma Soligó Illamola. Graduated in Economical and Business Sciences. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the Auditing firm Grant Thornton S.L.P.
  • Alex Tarré Casablancas. Graduated in Business Management. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Associate partner of the auditing firm PKF-AUDIEC, S.A.P.
  • Joan Teixidó i Pont. Graduated in Economical and Business Sciences. Teacher of the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the auditing firm of the WP Duroc Audit, S.L.P.
  • Pilar Yubero Hermosa. PhD in Economical and Business Sciences. Auditor-Certified Public Accountant. Teacher at San Pablo CEU University.

DETAILED CV OF THE FACULTY

Careers

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The student obtains the official title "master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting from the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU".

This master's degree has an evident professional interest, given its wide and extensive subject variety. The auditor not only carries out account reviews to verify the compliance of the accounting regulations, but also gives an opinion about the company from the financial and economic point of view. As a consequence to this, the auditor must have a deep knowledge from all points of view.

In order to function properly, it is fundamental the role of the account auditor for the revision of the economic and business activity. The auditor has a public interest function, as has established the European Commission.

The auditor requires an extensive and complete training to perform his job, and an ethical compromise as well, that enables him or her to give an opinion about a company, about an economical and financial reality on which is based the taking of decisions.

The official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting wants to decisively contribute to an increment of the usually limited knowledge on accounting matters imparted in Business Management degrees and such. The competences that are developed in this master's degree are quite advanced, particularly in a specialised field such as the financial auditing and accounting. In addition, it is complemented by the application of this knowledge to the analysis and resolution of practical cases and similar situations that may appear in their professional practice. For this reason, the methodology of this master's degree is very participative, working with cases that deal with situations applied to the company's reality, as well as having to make a Final Project in which they have to develop and structure elements which have served them as a reference in the development of subjects, as well as approaching and communicating in the most successful possible way.

By overcoming this programme, students will reach an academic level that will facilitate the continuous and independent application of the professional auditing practice, and other jobs related to the accounting area.

Collaborators

The Abat Oliba CEU University and the Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya have joined efforts to organise this official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting, so it can be a theoretical-type training base to access the Official Register of Account Auditors.

The Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya is a Public Law corporation, being a legal entity, responsible for the defence and the interests of those professionals that are part of it, those in possession of the degree of Financial Auditor, registered in the Official Register of Account Auditors and that practice the activities of the Auditing Profession.

The experience acquired by this corporation for more than 25 years of teaching training programmes has favoured the performed training actions, which have reached a level of practice and methodology that fits perfectly with the needs of those who work in the Auditing field.

The Abat Oliba CEU University has a close relationship with a great number of collaborators that recognise the excellence of the official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting, and that benefit from the graduates of these studies. The following are the main collaborators.

 

Prices and scholarships

TOTAL PRICE

€6,975

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have made a reservation, the payment of the rest of the registration fee can be carried out in one of the following methods:

single payment

This method involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

instalment payment

50% at the time of enrolment and 50% in January.

monthly payment

10 instalments with special financing at 0% interest with Banc Sabadell (Check opening charges).

other payment methods

With Banco Santander, "la Caixa", Catalunya Caixa, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This method also involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

MORE INFORMATION

Postgraduate and University Extension
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 932 53 72 00
masters@uao.es

Quality and regulations

ADMISSION PROFILE

Students wishing to apply for the official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting must have a Spanish degree or advanced course (general degree, degree or honours degree) or a foreign degree (equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in the Anglo-Saxon system).

This master’s degree is specifically aimed at graduates in Business Management, bachelors and graduates in Economics, graduates in Actuarial and Financial Sciences, Commerce Professors and graduates in Sciences that are high qualified to reach a master’s level in advanced auditing and accounting areas, in order to enhance their activity and professional progression in the auditing field mostly, but also in accounting job positions in companies.

OBJECTIVES

The master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting has the objective to enhance the student acquires an advanced level of specialisation in this multidisciplinary studies. According to Royal Decree 861/2010, the studies are focused specifically in the professional exercise of Financial Auditing. Its teaching pattern has been designed as a result of a global coherence of elements, that complement each other and each of them is crucial, which are thought to guide in order to achieve the objectives and competences that the students are told to. Among these elements we can mention the overall knowledge, skills (specific knowledge) and approaches (common know-how to do) as well as the capacity to raise and combine all these elements to correctly perform the proper functions and activities.

General objectives

The general objective of the master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting is to offer the students the concrete knowledge for the different areas, subjects and tasks that take part in the Auditing field, so it can enhance their entrance in the professional career. This objective coincide with the University's main aim, since we seek to strengthen their specific competences in accounting and, specially, in the accounting audit field.

The professional orientation of this master’s degree can be measured by its critic and participative character, more likely found in decision taking tanks in important firms –which are suggested to or required to undergo an audit- but also by the principles of the University, based in promoting leadership in decision making, what can be possible thanks to deep understanding of accounting subjects and the development of aptitudes to identify, diagnose and solve problems from a critic spirit perspective and also from the insight capacity of accountants to interpret the information of a firm.

At the end of this master’s degree, students will acquire the knowledge and abilities an accountant and auditor needs that are required by society and organisations. This means that they will have a solid formation over the tools and practices used in the auditing field.

In order to achieve this objective, the main elements constituting the curricular design of the master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting Formative Programme –subjects and formative activities, as well as teaching and evaluating methods – are focused on success. Finally, it is important to clarify that this master’s degree is clearly thought for professionals.

Specific objectives

  • Having a deep understanding of national and international accounting regulations applied to the firm referred to interpretation and practical application of the legislation.
  • Being aware of operating conditions and protocols playing in accounting and financial auditing. Development and application of Audit Law.
  • Being able to draft an opinion about the financial and economic status of the company, based mostly in accounting information.
  • Being able to develop the auditor work by taking advantage of quantitative and informatics advanced technologies that allow optimal and up to date decision making process.
  • Being able to develop the right abilities that enhance your professional career in financial auditing and accounting areas.
  • Acquiring the competences to respond to new challenges created with new legislation in the auditing and accounting areas, taking an account the economic status for each period in which the entity is going through.
  • Becoming a professional, entrepreneur and thoughtful, sensitive to diveristy and aware of his or her professional and personal responsibility towards society and economy.