🎓 Master’s Degree Financial Auditing | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

This master's degree has as a goal the practical training of specialists in the Auditing field. It includes 1,000 hours of professional internships. 

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Official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting
Title of programme

Official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting

Academic field

Business and Economics

Length / Credits

10 months
60 ECTS

Official quality certification - AQU

Places / format

35 / Blended learning

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Student profile

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.

Admissions and enrolment

Application via website, submission of documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetable

From October to July. Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and, occasionally, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Academic Calendar

Organised with the College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia

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Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Become a professional

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.

2. A standardised course

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.

3. Supplementary training

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.

4. Professional development

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.

5. Teaching staff

Our teaching staff comprises qualified experts with extensive professional experience in auditing, and a global view of the modern-day business reality.

6. Employability

The average employment rate for those who have complete CEU postgraduate studies is 95%.

7. Information resources and facilities

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.

 

Teaching staff

TEACHING STAFF

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.

Master’s Director

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. View CV

rsoldevilad@uao.es

Coordinator of this Master’s

Alba Cuñat. Professional specialist at the Auditing School.

Teaching staff

  • Noelia Acosta Sánchez. Degree in Business Studies. Sworn accounts auditor. Partner at the auditing firm AUDIAXIS AUDITORES, S.L.P.
  • Miquel Brossa Cros. Degree in Business Administration and Management. Sworn accounts auditor. Partner at AVANZA AUDITORIA. View CV
  • Miquel A. Catalán Blasco. Degree in Business Studies. Sworn accounts auditor. Partner at Auren Barcelona. View CV
  • Emili Coll Collet. Degree in Economic and Business Sciences. Sworn accounts auditor. Partner at ACTIVA Auditoria & Consultoria, S.L.P.  View CV
  • Xavier Coma Pastor. Degree in Business Management and Administration. Sworn accounts auditor. Director of Auditing at BDO. View CV
  • Juan Corona Ramón. Professor of Applied Economics at Abat Oliba CEU University. Accounts auditor. Director of the Chair of Family Business, Director of the Antoni de Montserrat Chair of Global Studies and Director of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Fiscal Integration.
  • Patricia Daura Tur. Degree in Business Studies. Sworn accounts auditor. Partner at the firm Auditoria Contable Financiera Económica, SL View CV
  • Ricardo De La Vega Alemparte. Degree in Industrial Psychology / Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organisational Consultancy. Lecturer at the CCJCC School of Auditing. View CV
  • Josep Lluís del Olmo Arriega. PhD from Abat Oliba CEU University. Director of the Degree in Marketing and Sales Management of UAO CEU. 
  • Miquel Ferrero Campdelacreu. Degree in Business Sciences. Sworn accounts auditor. Head of the Audit Department of M AUDIT&FORENSIC, S.L.P.  View CV
  • Ricardo García-Nieto Serratosa. Degree in Business Administration and Management. Lecturer at the CCJCC School of Auditing. Sworn accounts auditor View CV
  • Elena García Ventura. Undergraduate and Master’s degree in Business Administration, specialising in Finance and Management Control. Sworn accounts auditor. Audit Director at BDO. View CV
  • Albert Grèbol Mas. Degree in Economics and Business Science. Sworn accounts auditor. Managing partner of Grèbol i Collet Auditors, S.L.P.  View CV
  • Jorge Hinojosa Pérez. Degree in Business Administration and Management. Master’s Degree in Financial Auditing and Risk from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles in Madrid (IEB). Financial instruments specialist in the Accounting Policy department of ING Bank in the Netherlands. View CV
  • Aischa Laarbi Lombas. Degree in Law. Manager of the tax department of PKF Asesores Legales y Tributarios SLU. View CV
  • Xavier Llopart Pérez. Professor of the University School of the University of Barcelona. Sworn accounts auditor. Academic director of the School of Auditing of Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya.
  • Mª Dolors Magrí Majós. Degree in Economics and Business Sciences. Sworn accounts auditor registered with the ROAC. Partner at PKF-Audiec, S.A.P. View CV
  • Miquel Muntaner Cortés. Degree in Business Studies. Sworn accounts auditor. View CV
  • Jordi Martí Pidelaserra. PhD in Economic Sciences. Professor of Accounting at the University of Barcelona. View CV
  • Jordi Monferrer Sánchez. Degree in Economic and Business Sciences. Professor at the School of Auditing of Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya. Partner of the auditing firm Fornes, Salas y Asociados Auditores, S.L. View CV
  • Carme Monserrat Querol. Degree in Business Studies. Sworn accounts auditor. View CV
  • Josep Mª Noguera i Amiel. Degree in Business Administration and Management. Professor at the School of Auditing of Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya. Managing Partner at J. M. Noguera, S.L.P. View CV
  • Ferran Rodríguez García. PhD in Economic and Business Sciences. Sworn accounts auditor. View CV
  • David Relats Barragan. Degree in Economics. Sworn accounts auditor. Audit partner at KPMG. View CV
  • Adolfo Simón Fernández Aguilar. Degree in Business Studies. Sworn accounts auditor. Audit Manager RSM SPAIN AUDITORIA. View CV
  • Ramon M. Soldevila de Monteys. PhD in Economic and Business Sciences. Sworn accounts auditor. Professor of Accounting and Auditing at Abat Oliba CEU University.  
  • Gemma Soligó Illamola. Graduate in Economics and Business Sciences. Sworn accounts auditor registered with ROAC. Partner at the auditing firm Grant Thornton. View CV
  • Alex Tarré Casablancas. Degree in Business Administration and Management. Professor at the School of Auditing of Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya. Associate at the auditing firm PKF-AUDIEC, S.A.P. View CV
  • Nicolas Virgili Rigau. Degree in Business Administration and Management. Corporate Finance Manager at ERNST & YOUNG, S.L.View CV
  • Pilar Yubero Hermosa. PhD in Economic and Business Sciences. Accounts auditor registered in ROAC. Lecturer at San Pablo CEU University. View CV
  • Enrique Rua Alonso de Corrales. PhD in Economics and Business Administration. Professor of Financial Economics and Accounting (San Pablo CEU University). Accredited Accounting Expert (AECA). View CV
  • Dr. Joaquin Solana Oliver. ------. View CV

 

Career opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

In collaboration with:

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:

 

 

Fees and scholarships

TOTAL AMOUNT

€ 6,975*

*Price for the 2022-23 academic year

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

One-time payment

In the month of December.

Other financing agreements

With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell.

Cancel your place after reserving

Cancelling your place after reservation: Students have until 30 June to cancel their reserved place. This way, you can book your place now and be free to cancel if your circumstances change*
*Deadline for cancelling subject to changes in the official enrolment calendar

MORE INFORMATION

Postgraduate and Further University Studies
Bellesguard 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
master@uao.es

Calidad y normativa

ENTRY PROFILE

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.

 

OBJECTIVES

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.

General goals

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.

 

Specific objectives

  • To gain an in-depth understanding of the accounting regulations applicable to companies, nationally and internationally, especially with regard to interpretation and practical application.
  • To learn the operations and protocols for auditing accounts. Development and application of the Law on Auditing.
  • To learn to give an opinion on the financial and economic state of a company, based mainly on accounting information.
  • To be able to practise as an auditor while making intensive use of advanced quantitative and computer techniques that facilitate complex, optimised decision making in an informed way.
  • To develop the necessary skills required to pursue a professional career in the areas of auditing and accounting.
  • To be able to take on the new challenges posed by new regulations in the field of auditing and accounting while bearing in mind the economic environment the organisation in question finds itself in.
  • To become a professional, with a reflective, enterprising spirit, sensitive to diversity and aware of your professional and personal responsibility to society and the economy.

COMPETENCIES OF THIS MASTER’S

 

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