University of Barcelona

Accounting and Taxation

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Prospective students should have a professional interest in accounting and taxation. A previous qualification in business administration and management, economics or law is therefore recommended. Students with economics or law degrees will be required to complete bridging courses set by the Academic Committee to ensure that they have the necessary background knowledge before starting the master's degree subjects.

The Academic Committee may also consider applicants who hold bachelor's degrees or pre-EHEA degrees and have extensive professional experience in accounting or taxation. Applicants who hold equivalent qualifications issued by foreign universities within or outside the EHEA will also be considered.

In addition to a good knowledge of Spanish, students should have a reasonable command of English and solid general computing skills.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

A series of official qualifications that grant access to the master's degree are listed in the general university regulations. As stated in the Applicant Profile section, to access the master's programme candidates should hold a bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree, focusing particularly on accounting, taxation or auditing (for example, a degree in economics or in business administration and management).

Students must demonstrate that they have a good command of Spanish. Students from non-Spanish-speaking countries must submit official certification of their knowledge of Spanish or, if this is not possible, attend an interview with the Coordination Committee.