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European Post-Master Accountancy program

European Post-Master Accountancy program

Date: Location: Tilburg

The three-year program EPMA program to become Registered Accountant (RA) in the Netherlands (CPA on demand) combines international experience with a highly interactive and innovative curriculum. Classes are given in three profoundly different parts of Europe (Netherlands, Romania and Spain) in the relatively quiet periods of November, May and July.

EPMA - Tilburg University

Key facts about our program:

  • Three-year program to become Registered Accountant (RA) in the Netherlands
  • Cultural experience, classes are given in three profoundly different parts of Europe (Netherlands, Romania and Spain). In the seminars abroad office visits are part of the program.
  • Seminars are scheduled in relatively quiet periods: November, May, and July, no study related time is planned in the busy season of January-April
  • High quality faculty which mainly consists of professors and highly experienced practitioners.
  • Innovative curriculum as well as contemporary teaching methods.
  • The program and employers are selective toward potential students.
  • The model of one- or two-week uninterrupted blocks instead of weekly classes on Fridays leads to a better balance between study and work and it allows students who live abroad to participate without having to give up their jobs
  • Two official certifications: RA (the Dutch certification) and on-demand the CPA (The US Certified Public Accountant).
  • Small groups of 25 students at a maximum and personal attention by faculty, management and supporting staff.
  • Highly interactive classes with a high level of discussion.
  • A great contribution to your network.
  • Training in English business language proficiency.

EPMA Agenda

In the schedule below you find a quick overview on the structure and agenda of the EPMA program. More questions about the program? Look at our introduction video on this site or contact the EPMA program office.

Courses and ECTS points ECTS points
Internal control and Accounting Informations Systems ICAIS 21
Auditing &Assurance A&A 21
Financial Reporting FR 15
Behavior, Ethics and Decision making 3
IT control 6
CPA* 6
Total 72

Corporate Law and Tax Law are deficiency courses that are embedded in the curriculum. These are only mandatory for students who do not have the required previously acquired competencies in these fields. Therefore the total # ECTS does not contain these courses. Students who do have previously acquired competencies in these fields are not required to attend classes nor participate in the exams. However, we strongly recommend to attend classes anyhow since laws and regulations frequently change.  

* In year 3 six days will be spent on CPA training and exam. The CPA training is not part of the regular EPMA curriculum. This training will be given in the USA (Chicago, IL). An additional tuition fee of € 5.000,- applies.

Calendar year

Each year the program starts in November. Under conditions it is possible to start in May.  

Calendar year Year in program Month Venue Dates
2017 1 November Tilburg 13-25 November 2017
2018 1 May Bucharest 14-19 May 2018
  1 July Valencia 9-14 July 2018
  2 November Tilburg 12-24 November 2018
2019 2 May Bucharest 13-18 May 2019
  2 July Valencia 8-13 July 2019
  3 November Tilburg 11-23 November 2019
Future dates:        
2020   May Tilburg/Bucharest 11-16 May 2020
    July Tilburg/Valencia 6-11 July 2020
    November Tilburg 14-26 November 2020
2021   May Tilburg/Bucharest 17-22 May 2021
    July Tilburg/Valencia 12-17 July 2021
    November Tilburg 8-13 November 2021