Graduates in Business Administration and Management, Economics, Actuarial and Financial Sciences, Commerce professors and graduates in the Sciences, who will be able to achieve an advanced level of knowledge in auditing and accounting.
Application via website, submission of documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.
From October to July. Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and, occasionally, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Organised with the College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia.
The aim of the official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting is to provide practical , specialist training in the field of auditing so that our students can successfully manage or carry out audits of companies of any type or size. We do this by covering a wide range of the important issues relating to auditing and accounting.
This is an official master’s degree approved by the Institute of Accounting and Auditing qualifying those who take it for exemption from the theoretical exam; the subjects from which it exempts them is dependent on the subjects students took as part of their previous degree. It allows graduates to enter the Official Registry of Chartered Accountants, and includes work placements that can be counted to meet the practical training requirements to work as a chartered accountant.
The official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting qualifies graduates to register with the Official Registry of Chartered Accountants (ROAC) and practise as professionals. To do so, the master’s offers all students the opportunity to take supplementary training modules (if necessary) depending on candidates’ previous undergraduate studies.
Students who need to take supplementary credits to meet the requirements of the Institute of Accounting and Auditing may study those credits alongside the master’s at the same time, so that they will meet all the academic requirements for access to the ROAC by the end of the programme.
The master’s includes 1,000 hour of work placements at prestigious auditing and accounting firms that can be used to meet the practical training requirements to practise as a professional financial auditor. It also includes a job’s board with job offers from more than 2,300 collaborating companies with work placements in over 20 countries.
Our teaching staff comprises qualified experts with extensive professional experience in auditing, and a global view of the modern-day business reality.
The average employment rate for those who have complete CEU postgraduate studies is 95%.
The Library Service is designed to support study and research with the primary objective of meeting students’ educational and scientific needs. It has ample opening hours, even on weekends, with the best computer facilities.
UAO CEU also offers a large digital repository containing open-access publications derived from the teaching, research and institutional activities by the university’s teaching staff, students and alumni.
Classes are taught at Abat Oliba CEU University and at the College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia.
Classes in the official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting are taught by experts and professionals with proven teaching or professional experience, and have been chosen for their recognised prestige and specialisation in the field of auditing and accounting.
Ramon M. Soldevila de Monteys. PhD in Economic and Business Sciences. Accounts auditor. University professor. Professor of Accounting and Auditing at Abat Oliba CEU University.
Alba Cuñat. Professional specialist at the Auditing School.
Upon completion, students will receive the official master’s degree title in Financial Auditing and Accounting from Abat Oliba CEU University.
This master's degree is unquestionably a boost to your career prospects, given the wide variety of subjects it covers and the broad spectrum covered by auditing. Auditors not only review accounts in order to verify compliance with accounting regulations, but also make a judgement as to the company's financial and economic status. As a result, you will need an in-depth knowledge of businesses.
In order for business activities to function correctly, auditors, whose role is of public interest, as established by the European Commission, are essential.
In order to carry out their work, auditors require broad, comprehensive training, but also a high level of ethical dedication, enabling them to express an opinion on the company in question and its economic and financial reality, a key aspect of decision making.
This official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting aims to expand and build on the generally limited knowledge of accounting taught in Business Administration and Management degrees and similar, equipping master’s students with advanced skills in the highly specialised field of financial auditing.
This knowledge is then applied as we analyse and solve practical cases and situations similar to those that may arise in the workplace. In order to achieve this, our methodology focuses on participation to explore cases that deal with actual situations that come up at companies, as well as an end-of-year project that aims to develop your capacity to systematise the elements seen throughout the subjects, while learning how to analyse and communicate them in the most successful way possible.
Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to apply the knowledge gained autonomously and continuously in their professional activity as accounts auditors as well as in other positions related to the field of accounting.
Abat Oliba CEU University and the College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia have come together to organise this official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting to serve as a grounding in the theory required to join the Official Registry of Chartered Accountants.
The College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia is a public corporation and a separate legal entity, and is responsible for the defence and interests of its members, who hold the title of chartered accountant as registered in the Official Registry of Chartered Accountants and who practise as accounting professionals.
The corporation boasts extensive experience, with over 25 years offering training programmes, since the auditing profession was first regulated and expanded, meaning the methodology and practical sessions are perfectly geared towards the needs of professionals working in auditing and accounts.
Abat Oliba CEU University has a close relationship with a large number of collaborators who recognise the excellence of the official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting and who regularly seek out our graduates in the field. These organisations include:
Candidates admitted in the ordinary admissions period must reserve their place on the programme by paying €1,500, which amount will be counted towards the total cost of the programme. Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:
One-time payment in December.
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Those applying to take the Official Master’s in Financial Auditing and Accounting must hold either a higher university degree title from Spain (diplomatura, grado, licenciatura or ingeniería superior) or a foreign degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the Anglo-Saxon system). This master’s is especially aimed at graduates in Business Administration and Management, graduates in Economics, graduates in Actuarial and Financial Sciences, commercial professors and graduates in the Sciences looking to specialise in auditing and accounting to advance their careers in both the field of accounts auditing and related areas within companies.
The aim of this specialised, multidisciplinary programme is for students to acquire the advanced training they need to enable them to work in accounts auditing, in accordance with Spanish Law RD 861/2010. The programme carefully combines various key elements, and is specifically designed to achieve the learning objectives/competences in four key ways: knowledge, skills and attitude, as well as the ability to apply all these in their professional activity.
The general goal of this official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting is to offer students advanced knowledge of the different areas, subjects and tasks related to the field of auditing and accounts in order to allow them to work as professionals in those fields. This objective is consistent with those of Abat Oliba CEU University as they reinforce specific skills in the field of accounting and more specifically in accounts auditing.
The master's degree offers this professional focus while also promoting a critical, participatory spirit that is key in the field of decision-making in companies. This is also consistent with the University's key principles as it aspires to promote leadership in decision making based on a broad knowledge of accounting and the advancement of the skills required to identify, diagnose and solve problems relating to accounting and interpret the information provided by companies.
Upon completion of this master's degree, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills that society and organisations require of accounting and auditing professionals.
The main elements that make up the syllabus of the programme (i.e., its subjects and training activities, as well as the teaching and evaluation methodologies) are all geared towards achieving these objectives. Finally, it should be noted that this master's degree has an overwhelming focus on professionals.