What will I learn?

The master Accounting and Auditing is also your path to access the post-graduate programme that enables you to become a ‘Chartered Accountant’ (Certified Public Auditor), in Dutch: ‘Register accountant’. It covers all theoretical and practical aspects of collecting, categorising, summarising, analysing and using financial data in organisations. In paper assignments and group discussions we will not only introduce you to techniques and theoretical frameworks relevant to accounting and auditing, we also stimulate a critical, independent perspective toward this fascinating field.

Is this the right choice for you?

Are you a number-cruncher with an eye for what lies beyond the facts and figures? Do you follow and try to unravel corporate scandals in the news? Do you aim for an international career? The Accounting and Auditing programme will get you there.

If you possess the following traits, you are in a good position to apply for the programme:

You enjoy quantitative tasks and are good at them.

Your bachelor has given you a proper background in statistics as well as financial accounting and reporting.

Your social and qualitative skills enable you to communicate your results clearly and to work in teams.

By nature you are inquisitive, critical and meticulous.

Career opportunities for Master Accounting and Auditing

Do you want to become a Chartered accountant (RA/CPA), internal auditor, management consultant or financial economic expert? Regardless of your career goals, with the Accounting and Auditing programme you will be warmly welcomed in a multitude of organisations, for example:

Auditing firms (like PwC, KPMG, Deloitte and EY)

Large industrial companies

Management consulting firms

Financial institutions like insurance groups, financial conglomerates and investment banks

ICT and high-tech companies

Traditional manufacturing and trading companies.

Which department am I in?

Erasmus School of Economics

Study options

Full Time (1 year; 60 ECTS)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (US$ 17,793) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Campus Woudestein,

Mandeville Building, Room T12-47, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50,



3062 PA, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For international students

Your degree has to be equivalent to the bachelor programmes offered by Erasmus School of Economics. Your degree in economics and/or business economics or econometrics needs to be equivalent in both level and content.

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