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Business Accounting and Auditing

The master’s degree program in Business Accounting and Auditing gives graduates a solid preparation, and the knowledge and skills they will need to become business consultants in the following areas: administration, finance and control, auditing, company valuation and extraordinary corporate transactions, corporate governance, and tax planning. The degree program also allows them to acquire the expertise they need to enter the profession of accountant and statutory auditor.

An in-depth knowledge of corporate phenomena and management techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, can be used in small, medium-sized and large organizational contexts and in different business sectors. The combination of these skills allows for the development of operational and professional capabilities to solve problems related to tax, administrative and financial consulting for companies, auditing, tax planning, extraordinary transactions and corporate governance. In addition, students will gain experience with conceptual and methodological tools that consultants typically use and which characterize this degree program.

The degree program also includes internships at companies as well as at public, private, national, international and supranational institutions.

Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

Graduates of this degree program are trained to become professionals in business and professional consulting, as well as in auditing and consulting for the management and development of companies. There are career opportunities in the various departments of companies, consulting firms and professional offices. The main opportunities are in consulting and auditing firms, though the degree also provides access to the national qualification procedures for the profession of accountant and auditor. In fact, the signing of special agreements with the Association of Certified Accountants and Auditors in Rome, as well as the one in Tivoli, will allow those who present a specific study plan to take advantage of a series of incentives allowing admission to the profession of certified accountant, in accordance with the Legislative Decree of June 28, 2005, no. 139. These agreements also provide for training to act as a statutory auditor of accounts, in accordance with the Legislative Decree of January 27, 2010, no. 39, and for registration in the related internship records of the Association of Certified Accountants and Auditors in Rome as well as the one in Tivoli. In addition, the curriculum gives students access to consulting firms, offices and the financial management of large companies, as well as to large professional firms that operate in this specific area.

Study plan

In order to earn the master's degree, students must earn 120 credits.

First year (2015-2016)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
SISAdvanced management controlsSECS-P/078
M134Industrial dynamic SECS-P/0612
M084Company lawIUS/046
M086Financial mathematics (advanced course)SECS-S/068

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
SMRCorporate governance and internal auditingSECS-P/078
M034Tax law - advanced courseIUS/126
M142International accounting standardsSECS-P/076
M133Auditing, business combinations and business ethicsSECS-P/078

Second year (2016-2017)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup B
SK3Advanced corporate financeSECS-P/096
A21Business insolvency lawIUS/046
Additional creditsCredits
A scelta dello studente12
Per la prova finale18
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche:
  • (IY4) Business english
4
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento8
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro:
  • (M172) Ers laboratory
4
Total number of credits120

Corporate governance and internal auditing is held in Italian.

Advanced Corporate Finance is held in English.

Elective courses (12 credits)
At the end of the I year, students must choose two courses to obtain 12 elective credits. Students must make their choices at the end of the I year of study.
Students interested in taking advantage of the university’s agreement with the Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti ed Esperti Contabili di Roma, which exempts them from the first bar exam to access Section A of the Albo dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti contabili, as well as the possibility to perform an internship during the final semester of the master’s degree program, must follow the guide.
Final exam: 18 credits

Foreign language skills 
Students must register for the four-credit Business English course, to be taken during the II semester of the I year. For more information, contact the University Language Center.

Internship or Project Work 
Students must also register for an internship or project work worth 8 credits. Students may also perform the internship or project during the first year of studies. For more information, contact the Career Services Office or read more about the Project Work network.

Additional skills for the workplace
Students must register for a four-credit Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability workshop. Students will receive more information during meetings, notices and emails during their first year of studies.
For more information, visit the ERS Lab.

Agreement with the Associazione Italiana Revisori Contabili (ASSIREVI) 
Students can take advantage of the university’s agreement with the Associazione Italiana Revisori Contabili (ASSIREVI), including apprenticeships with the association’s members. To participate, students must be under 26, have an average of 27/30 and, in 2016-2017, be registered for the second semester of the second year of the degree program.