Official Master's Degree in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting

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From 15/11/2021 to 30/09/2022

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Informative Session

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September 15
6:00 pm.

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1 year - Full time
2/3 years - Part time

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"This is an Official Master's Degree with broad recognition by companies"

What is the Official Master's Degree in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting?

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.

This Master's Degree is linked to important Auditing Firms, which translates into excellent professional internships in the sector, allowing students to understand its contents first-hand.

Professional internships with important Auditing Firms

In addition, this Master’s Degree has been approved by the Institute of Accounting and Accounts Auditing (“ICAC”, or Instituto de Contabilidad y Auditoría de Cuentas, in Spanish), of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, to exempt candidates from the theoretical part of the public examination for access to the Official Register of Accounts Auditors.

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Admissions Process


Visit the Faculty Attendance is not mandatory, but potential candidates are encouraged to learn about the Faculty, see the facilities, and obtain additional information.

Applying for admission. The admissions process begins with the receipt of the Application for Admission, the opening of the candidate´s file, and review of the documentation provided.

The application for admission must be submitted within the period indicated for that purpose, in a standardized form, and accompanied by all documents proving compliance with the access requirements for access to the Degree.

Carrying out a personal interview. 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. In addition to previous work experience, candidates should have a level equivalent to B1 European Level or higher.

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. Such tests consist on a personal interview with the Master's Programme Director (or the person appointed by them), where the student's motivations for choosing this programme shall be analysed and their academic record reviews. The decision on whether to admit a candidate, considering the recommendations resulting from the personal interview, weighed as 60%, and the average mark in the student's academic record, weighted as 40% of final assessment.

Students with disability interested in this Master's Degree shall be provided, when requested, direct and personalised attention by the Social Work Unit, which has developed, among other things, a Support Programme for Students with Disability.

Communication and legal requirements for access to the university access. The persons in charge for the admission process are the Master's Degree Director and the Coordinator, or the persons appointed by them.

Completing the Admissions Process. Once admitted, students must finalize the registration process. This procedure is initiated on the web page, but it is necessary to present the registration form and the additional documentation at the General Registrar´s Office at the University.


Important Dates


Admission application filing period:
The period begins on November 15, 2022 and September 30, 2022

Informative Session:
Online Event: September 15, 2022 (6:00 pm.)

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Classes begin on: October 10, 2022


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation

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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. In addition to previous work experience, candidates should have a level equivalent to B1 European Level or higher.
  • Requirements

  • Having obtained an official university degree in Spain, issued by an a Higher Education Institution of the European Higher Education Area that makes an student eligible to take a Master's Degree in the country where such degree was issued.
  • Students holding a Licenciatura (four to five year-degree), Architect's Degree or Engineering Degree pursuant the previous university regulations no longer valid after Royal Decree RD 1393/2007 came into force may also be eligible. However, degrees in areas of Economy or Business Administration are strongly preferred.
  • Students presenting a degree (preferably in the areas of Economy or Business Administration) issued by education institutions outside the non-approved European Higher Education Area may be exceptionally eligible. In this case, the request for admission must be addressed to the Rector, who, after being informed by Deputy Sub Committee of the Post-Graduate Degrees Committee, shall make a decision pursuant to the current regulations. The report by the aforementioned Commission shall decide whether the level of correspondence between the contents of the relevant foreign degree and the equivalent Spanish degree is acceptable, regardless of whether such degree allows its holder to pursue post-graduate courses in the country where it was issued. Access through this path shall not imply, in any case, that the previous degree has been recognised for any other purpose other than taking this Master's Degree.

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Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


The total fee for the Master's program is €14,145
Enrollment: €2,385 plus ten monthly installments of €1,176 each.
If you are an alumni, you are entitled to 10% discount.

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Contact Information


ICADE Business School
Rey Francisco, 4 - 28008 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 559 20 00

Person Responsible for the Program:

Belén Toro Marín

Patricia Soriano Machado


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1st Term
Advanced Auditing 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Accounting for Financial Institutions, Insurance and Other Specific Regulatory Frameworks 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General, Financial and Business Economy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to Auditing 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Accounting Regulations for Individual Annual Accounts in Spain 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Quantitative Auditing Techniques 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Business Assessment and Analysis of Financial Statements 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Term
International Auditing 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Sectoral Auditing 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Advanced Consolidation and Business Combinations 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Management and Budgeting Accounting 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Professional ethics 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
International Financial Information Regulations 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Professional Internships 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Information Technology and Systems 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Master's Dissertation 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA

El contenido de este módulo se adecúa al requerido por el ICAC para la solicitud de la homologación para el examen teórico de acceso al ROAC en relación con las asignaturas jurídicas. Con independencia del perfil del alumno admitido al máster, éste podrá de forma voluntaria cursar estas materias tras la aprobación del Director del Máster

Civil and Commercial Law 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Bankruptcy Law 1.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Law on Companies, Other Bodies and Governance 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Labor and Social Security Law 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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