The Official Master's in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting is offered by the ICADE Business School at Comillas Pontifical University. Its main objective is to provide specialized professional training in auditing and accounting. It is a combined Master's, lasting one year if taken full-time or two or three years if taken part-time.
The Master's program starts October 1 2018 until July 2019.
The timetable is compatible with professional work. There is a period of time without lessons between the end of classes in the first term and the start of classes in the second term, to allow time for completion of the business internships, and for those students who work in auditing and accountancy to cover the sector's busiest period.
60 ECTS credits to obtain the Official Master's qualification.
12 ECTS credits for completing the supplementary training module.
October 1, 2018.
The deadline for submitting applications begins on November 24, 2017.
The dates of admissions test shall be established by the programme directors, who shall be in charge of getting in touch with the relevant candidates.
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This program offers the content required by the ICAC (Institute of Accounting and Financial Statement Auditing) for the theoretical training of auditors so that they can register on the ROAC (Register of Financial Statement Auditors). Therefore, this program entitles the student to total general exemption pursuant to the Resolution of 12 June 2012.
Consequently, the program is aimend at Bachelor´s Degree and Licenciate Degree holders who have a professional interest in Auditing and Accountancy, as well as those professionals who are already working in these areas and would like to qualify for the exemption to be placed on the ROAC or specialize in this professional field.
The admission process will consist of assessing the academic background of applicants, as well as the attitudes and aptitudes they possess relating to the professions of an auditor or accountant.This analysis will consist of looking at their academic transcript and an interview with the academic program Director or the person appointed by them. Previous work experience will be positively valued.
To be accepted, applicants for the Official Master's Degree in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting must be able to provide proof of (or show that they will soon be awarded) the following:
*Preferably in the fields of Economics or Business Administration
The admission process is started when the Admission Request is received, the student's academic record and the documents submitted by them are analysed. The admission process is the same for in-person and for semi-in-person regimes. The persons in charge for the admission process are the Master's Degree Director and the Coordinator, or the persons appointed by them.
Admission criteria are as follows:
Price of the Master's: €13,305.
Course fees: €2,235.
Monthly installments: 10 x €1,107.
Formative Complements "Juridical Matters"
Up to 2.676 euros for complete course: 438,00 euros enrolment + 10 monthly installments of 223,8 euros.
If you are an alumni, you are entitled to 10% discount.
ICADE Business School
Tel. 91 559 20 00
Director: Belén Toro Marín
The Official Master´s in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting is organized by IBS and is approved by the ICAC and ANECA as theoretical training courses audit waiving the first phase of qualification examination the Official Register of Auditors - ROAC.
Its main objective is the specialized and professional training in audit and accounting superior.
It is aimed at graduates who have a professional interest in auditing and accounting or already working in these areas, they want to obtain greater specialization.
Once finished the Master, graduates may exercise their activity in any audit firm in internal audit positions or jobs related to accounting management companies in any other sector.
Teaching on the Master's program involves a combination of lectures, presentations, seminars and individual tutorials. Here, the students make presentations and take part in structured debates.
The formal contact hours with the tutor are supplemented by self-study hours, where students have the opportunity to assess themselves and gain a greater insight into the proposed topics.
“The Official Master's Degree in Account Auditing and Accounting is a degree recognised by the Account Auditing and Accounting as being exempt of the undergoing the theoretical ROAC access exam.
This Master's Degree comprises 60 ECTS credits plus a 12 ECTS credit additional module for complementary training. Such credits are distributed as follows:
In-person lessons are estimated to be concluded in the last weeks of June. Extraordinary exams shall be take place in July.
All subjects shall be taught in Spanish, although some learning activities may involve using English in seminars, case studies or in-person activities taught in this language. Besides, students may be required to read papers, reports, case studies or other relevant materials written in English.
Calendar of Official Master's Degree in Accounts Auditing and Accounting
Academic Year 2017-2018
Places available Mondays to Thursdays, 6 pm to 10 pm
First semester: from 2 October to 1 February.
Second semester: Period for internships: 5 February to 30 March Lessons are interrupted.
Lessons: from 2 April to 13 July.
Extraordinary examination session for the first semester: from 15 February to 15 March.
Extraordinary examination session for the second semester: from 16 July to 20 July.
End of Master Project: Ordinary examination session: May-June 2018
End of Master Project: Extraordinary examination session: July 2018
Exceptionally, some lesson may take place on a Friday.
* This schedule may vary for specific groups depending on different accounting firms, either to mornings from 9 am to 6:30 pm or to weekends.
The goal of our internships is to provide our students with an opportunity to alternate theoretical learning with professional practice, and to enter the labour market at the conclusion of the programme having acquired at least some professional experience.
Professional practice in the form of an external Internship is a compulsory subject in this Official Master's Degree syllabus, which the students must take. As a compulsory subject, it is be subject to evaluation and assigned a mark.
In general, internships are taken during the second semester. Minimum duration of practices is 3 weeks. It is the intention of this programme that such internships are paid, although the final decision shall be for the company that offers the Internship position.
The graduate from this program will have obtained the skills, professional competencies and knowledge pertinent to a specialist in Auditing and Accountancy.
The career prospects of our postgraduates include not only positions linked to finacial or auditing companies, but also positions linked to accounting management of companies in any sector, including internal auditor positions.
The comprehensive training provided on the Master´s not only equips the students with the skills, competencies and technical knlowledge described, but also with the ability to understand and analyze the main moral, ethical, professional conduct and civic issues at present. This comprehensive training fosters the development of attitudes and values that uphold high levels of professional quality in any field related to the degree.
Likewise, the Official Master's in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting enables access to an official doctoral program in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, by which the official teachings of doctorate are regulated.
Other ICADE Business School master's degrees: Official Executive Master's Degree in Business Management (Executive MBA), Official Master's Degree in International Management (MIM), Official Master's Degree in Human Resources (MURH), Official Master's Degree in Marketing (MMKT), Official Master's Degree in Finance (MUF), Official Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management (MUGRF), Official Master's Degree in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting (MUACCS), Master in International Industrial Project Management (MDIPI)