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European Post-Master Accountancy program

European Post-Master Accountancy program

Date: Location: Tilburg

The three-year part-time PMA program to become Registered Accountant (RA) in the Netherlands combines internationalization with a highly interactive and innovative curriculum. The program starts in November. Classes are given in the Netherlands, Romania and Spain, with ample attention to accounting, control and auditing in other parts of Europe, including various central and eastern European countries. The studyload is concentrated in the period May-December, so outside of the busy Accountancy season.

EPMA - Tilburg University

Key facts about our program:

  • Three-year program to become a Registered Accountant (RA) in the Netherlands that start is November of each year. Under specific condition you can start the program in May (you will join the cohort that started in November).
  • Cultural experience, classes are given in different parts of Europe (Netherlands, Romania, and Spain and case studies in local accounting firms).
  • Seminars are scheduled in November, May, and July, limited 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 (focus on data-driven audit, non-financial information, and the societal role of the auditor).
  • The program and employers are selective toward potential students (check your company's policy towards the EPMA).
  • 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 or frequently travel abroad to participate.
  • An official certification: RA (the Dutch certification) 
  • 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.

Registration:

  • To apply please download the application form. You can send the completed form to epma@tilburguniversity.edu.
  • You will receive an e-mail with the request to upload a number of documents. This email will contain information on how to upload copies of your passport, diplomas and transcript of grades. If you are still studying in a certain program you should submit transcripts of grades to date as well as the courses that you will do to finalize the designated program.
  • We will inform you if you are accepted within one month after receipt.

Read our brochure

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 28
Financial Reporting FR 19
Behavior, Ethics and Decision making 8
Total (excl. Law) 76
Company Law* 12
Tax Law* 14
Total (incl. Law) 102

* = Company 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. For students who do have previously acquired competencies in these fields we will evaluate whether only class attendance is mandatory or also the exam.

Academic year

Each year the program starts in November. Under specific conditions (contact Program Management) it is possible to start in May.

Calendar year

Cohort 2019

Cohort 2020

Cohort 2021

Month

Venue

Dates

2021

x

x

x

May

Tilburg/Online
(Company Law)

May 3-8 2021

  x

x

x

May

Tilburg/Online

May 17-22 2021

  x

x

x

July

Valencia/Online

July 5-4  2021

  x

x

x

November

Tilburg
(incl 3 days Tax Law)

November
8-19 2021

2022

 

x

x

May

Tilburg (Tax Law)

May 9-11
2021
   

x

x

May

Bucharest

May 6-21 2022

   

x

x

July

Valencia

July 4-13 2022

   

x

x

November

Tilburg

November
7-19 2022

2023     x May Tilburg (Company Law) May 8-13 2023
      x May Bucharest May 22-27 2023
      x July Valencia July 3-12 2023
      x November Tilburg November
6-18 2023