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Master in Accounting

Graduate School of Business

Prof. Manuel Núñez Níckel
Deputy Direction
Prof. Bing Guo, Prof. Evita Paraskevopoulou
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo



Business Administration


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    The Master in Accounting at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is a one-year full-time official program designed to provide high quality graduate education in areas such as financial reporting, management accounting, and auditing at the national and international level. The master is taught entirely in English by highly recognized academics and industry experts, and it is aimed at recent graduates and junior professionals who wish to acquire an updated, applied and professional perspective of Accounting and develop their professional or academic career in this area.

    As a newly-launched high-quality program, the Master in Accounting has set up academic partnerships with ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). The program covers contents consistent with the Strategic Professional exams of the ACCA qualification. The programme is also in process of acquiring the partnership with ICAC (Instituto de Contabilidad y Auditoría de Cuentas). Students can tailor the program's curriculum according to their career plans by choosing their preferred elective courses.

    The Master in Accounting is taught at the University's Graduate School, located in Madrid city center's Puerta de Toledo campus. The relative small, yet extremely diverse, group of students in the master, offers an environment that stimulates rigorous, multicultural learning and encourages independent thinking and critical analysis of accounting issues in a complex business environment.

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    Reasons to study Master in Accounting


    • ☛ 1st Spanish Public University AACSB accredited
    • ☛ Best Spanish Public Business School (4 Palmes of Excellence), according to Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking
    • ☛ UC3M is ranked 34 in the QS Ranking Top 50 Under 50, which ranks the 50 best young universities in the world
    • ☛ 1st Accounting program to be offered entirely in English by any Spanish Public University
    • ☛ Balanced specialized teaching offered by practitioners (50%) and academic experts (50%)
    • One year extention of student visa after graduation for internship and working experience

    Composed of a team of permanent professors and industry professionals, the Master in Accounting faculty is an exceptional team of experts who blend academic excellence and industry experience.

    Our faculty is an international group of young professors who are able to deliver one of the best business educations in Spain and Europe. The Master in Accouting benefits from the outstanding faculty of the UC3M Department of Business Administration, known for its scientific state of mind, its constant contribution to creating knowledge and its high-level ability to stimulate and convey knowledge.



      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:


      Admission will be decided by the Master’s Academic Committee. The desired profile is the following:

      • Spanish or foreign students who certify meeting the legal access requirements set forth by art. 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, with a degree in Finance and Accounting, Economics, Business Administration (quantitative profile), or in Statistics, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, and who desire to develop their career in the accounting or auditing profession. However, graduates from other disciplines who have a quantitative profile considered appropriate may also apply. The latter will be analysed on a case-by-case basis.
      • If necessary, the Academic Committee will establish additional educational courses to be taken in order to access the Master’s and based on the students’ profiles.



      Admission will be decided on the basis of the following criteria:

      Academic Excellence 60 points
      Languages at a higher level than the minimum required * 5 points
      Professional Experience 10 points
      Motivation, interest and recommendation letters 20 points
      Other skills 5 points

      * Minimum language level required: B2 as per the Common European Framework of Reference

      Admission Profile

      The student profile of this Master in Accounting is any individual with a Bachelor’s or Degree in Finance and Accounting, Economics, Business Administration (quantitative profile), or in Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering with a strong desire to develop their career in the accounting or auditing profession. It must be a person with intellectual curiosity, knowledge of English, and quantitative skills.

      Students that are admitted to the program may be required, depending on their academic background and experience, to go through a carefully selected list of self-study material before the start of the master’s. This preparatory material is intended to guarantee that all students, with independence of their academic background, share a good understanding of the basic accounting concepts that are essential to start the master’s programme.

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.



      • Reservation fee: €1,500 (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €9,000 (€150/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €13,500 (€225/ECTS credit)


      ✎│Programme’s fees

      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.​

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition


    General information on grants and scholarships

    For more information on specific grants of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

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