International perspective derived from interaction with our international student population and instruction from international-recognized faculty

International Executive Master of Auditing

What we do
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About

We create a unique opportunity for an internationally-oriented educational program in auditing that addresses the issues of the audit profession on a global basis and prepares students to enter the profession fully prepared to practice in Europe, the United States or emerging economies.

The International Executive Master of Auditing is a joint effort by Maastricht University, VU University Amsterdam and Florida State University. The degree is formally issued by Maastricht University and the VU University Amsterdam.

The program offers state of the art education by world class faculty from the US and Europe. The executive program of international auditing is designed to offer all of the following:

A high-quality international audit education program

For high-potential, internationally-oriented students

Wishing to earn a master degree in international auditing from a highly respected university and to qualify as a licensed auditor in one (or more) countries.

International Focus

Each program component incorporates international issues to better prepare our students for an international career path. All courses and exams are in English. The program offers the possibility to become a qualified auditor in The Netherlands and UK. Furthermore we will facilitate the route to obtain an audit qualification in the US.

Cultural Experience

We offer international faculty, an internationally oriented instruction setting, and extensive opportunities to interact with students from around the world. Our six two-week seminars foster a better balance between study and work or internship. It also allows students from different countries to attend classes.

Highly Interactive

Support is provided by an electronic learning environment and continuous alignment between information technology, accounting and business throughout all components of the program.


The International Executive Master of Auditing bridges the gap between practice and theory. Teaching material is problem-based, making use of cases taken from practice. Students’ existing knowledge is activated as much as possible by means of focused discussions with fellow students and faculty. Testing takes place by means of a variety of instruments including written exams, papers, oral exams, cases and presentations.

Certain exams can also be facilitated abroad, in your own country. Group as well as individual performance is considered in grade determination. Since the program is organized around six two-week seminars, the time between each seminar is used for readings and casework. To support these activities an electronic learning environment is available which contains all teaching materials. Group discussions are enabled by a discussion board, a virtual classroom is maintained for periodic interview sessions with faculty, and announcements are made via our electronic environment.

program

Program

The core program consists of five seminars including the core educational requirements in financial accounting and reporting, internal control and accounting information systems, and auditing and assurance.
Students will also select one of three modules that are tailored to a specific country, or alternatively select a thesis module.

Financial Accounting and Reporting

Accreditation for 14 ECTS

Internal Control and Accounting Information Systems

Accreditation for 18 ECTS

Auditing and Assurance

Accreditation for 18 ECTS

Business and Finance

Corporate Governance | Financial Management/Mathematics & Statistics | Management Accounting | Management & Organisation

Accreditation for 14 ECTS

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International Practice

International Tax and Law | International Practice Auditing

Accreditation for 26 ECTS

The seminars will be supplemented with scheduled distance learning activities. Critical analysis and the solution of real world practice problems will allow students to develop skills that are immediately useful in the practice of auditing. In-depth and interactive MBA-style case materials will be used to bring a depth of coverage to the classroom that is unique in auditing education.

The program is specially designed for high-potential, internationally-oriented students. Students from all over the world entering the program have high career potential and will have obtained a basic education in accounting and auditing. Students may already be employed as an auditor or looking to improve their educational background for entry into the accounting profession. The program is of particular interest to bright, young students with an international focus who wish to become qualified auditors in the Netherlands or the UK. We are currently developing a path to obtain an audit qualification for the US.

The program also benefits students who wish to improve their education for professional advancement in other countries (e.g. Eastern Europe). Students completing the program will be uniquely positioned to take advantage of a European auditor qualification (or passport) if such a program becomes available in the future. Finally, experienced auditors who wish to acquire additional qualifications in order to enhance their mobility may also benefit from the program.

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Modules

Country Specific Modules are designed to provide students with exposure to the appropriate national law, tax, and accounting practices that are necessary for licensing in a specific country. Select in addition one out of three elective modules that are tailored to a specific country, or alternatively select a thesis topic.

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Register accountant (NL)

Upon completion you will receive the theoretical certificate in order to become a qualified auditor (RA) in the Netherlands. In case you want to become an RA you need to have a MSc degree before you can start with the IEMA program. Applicants not meeting certain requirements may be expected to complete additional deficiencies prior to enrolment. Deficiencies can be fulfilled by self study.

The IEMA has been appointed by the CEA (Commissie Eindtermen Accountants opleiding).

Click on www.ceaweb.nl for more information.

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Chartered accountant (UK)

The ACA examinations required by ICAEW comprise of two stages; the Professional Stage (6 knowledge modules and 6 application modules), and the Advanced Stage modules. In general IEMA covers the 4 knowledge modules and 2 application modules; the UK CSM comprises of the remaining 4 application modules and specific knowledge elements from Law and Principles of Taxation.

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Certified public accountant (US)

Country Specific Module to become a qualified auditor in the US. Country Specific Modules are designed to provide students with exposure to the appropriate national law, tax, and accounting practices that are necessary for licensing in a specific country/state.

We are currently developing a path to obtain an audit qualification for the US.

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Thesis module

An alternative thesis requirement is available for students who are not interested in becoming a qualified auditor in the countries covered by the Country Specific Modules.

We are currently exploring the possibilities to develop a path to obtain an audit qualification in Germany.

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Two degrees can be conferred upon successful completion of the program, the degree of International Executive Master of Auditing and a certificate depending on the successful completion of the CSM module. Both certificates will be issued by Maastricht University and VU University Amsterdam.

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Calendar

This is a preliminary schedule. Each in-class session will consist of 10-12 eight-hour days and take place every third month. You are expected to arrive Sunday evening before the first day of the two-week seminar and will be able to depart Saturday evening.

October 3 – October 15, 2016

Maastricht (The Netherlands)

December 5 – December 17, 2016

Tallahassee (Florida, US)

May 8 – May 20, 2017

Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

September - October, 2017

Maastricht (The Netherlands)

November - December, 2017

Maastricht & Amsterdam

May - June 2018

Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Based in Europe, focused on the world. Maastricht University is a stimulating environment. Where research and teaching are complementary. Where innovation is the focus. Where talent can flourish. A truly student oriented research university. Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With 14,500 students and 3,500 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programs, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students. The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) strives for international excellence, in research as well as in education. Our triple accreditation (AACCSB Accredited, EFMD EQUIS Accredited, Association of MBAs) shows that we are well on the way to achieving this and our constant self-evaluation means that we are always improving our standards.
One of the elite research universities in the United States, Florida State University, which holds the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation — Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus, championship athletics and prime location in Tallahassee, the heart of the state capital.Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction. The Florida State accounting program in the College of Business ranks among the top programs in the U.S., and students consistently pass the CPA examination at rates significantly higher than the national average. The programs in the College of Business are fully accredited by the AACSB, which fewer than 5 percent of business schools achieved. The FSU accounting program also secured an additional specialized AACSB accreditation held by only 182 institutions worldwide.
VU University Amsterdam (VU) is a strong internationally oriented university doing state of the art research located in the business center of Amsterdam. The VU is an open organization, which is tied to people and society. It is not only about deepening of knowledge, but also widening. We require our students and researchers to look further: beyond self-interest and their own field, beyond the known, beyond the here and now. The VU is ambitious in scientific research and education and encourages free and open communication of ideas. The VU stands for universal values such as academic freedom and independence. VU University Amsterdam has a long standing tradition of cooperating and partnerships with universities in emerging economies. It is one of the biggest Universities in the Netherlands in the area of auditing and assurance. Year after year the audit education program of the VU is rewarded for it’s top quality. The accounting and auditing programs are executed by high esteemed representatives from both accounting and auditing science and practice.

 

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Selection & Intake

The IEMA program is for university graduates in accounting. If you would like to be considered for the program, please apply by completing and submitting the application form and the following required materials:

Certified copies of your Bachelor/Master diplomas including academic transcripts

Course descriptions from all Bachelor and Master courses

current résumé

Copy of your passport

Digital photo

Furthermore, an admission test and an optional intake interview can be part of the selection procedure. Candidates are evaluated based on the test results, the results of the interview, their educational background, relevant working experience, and their high career potential as a qualified auditor. Based on all applications we will select the most suitable candidates. Applicants not meeting certain requirements may be expected to complete additional deficiencies prior to enrolment or during the first weeks of the IEMA. Most deficiencies will be offered as a self-study tool.
Application Form (PDF)
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Students

See what our students have to say about the programm and let your self be inspired by them.

  • ‘’ The IEMA is more than getting classes from the best professors and working in small groups with a lot of personal attention. It’s about socializing during group dinners, drinks in Florida and making new friends!’’

    Bart-Jan Maatman, KPMG
  • ‘’It is an honor to be part of the IEMA program with such inspiring lecturers who prepare you well for your (international) auditing future.’’

    Lisanne Uit de Weerd, Deloitte
tuition-fee

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee of 17.000 Euro covers the entire program (including one elective module) including six two-week seminars, distance learning exercises, exam sessions, and assignment briefings; course material (excluding books); coffee breaks and occasional group lunches and dinners.

Scholarships

For individual students we offer scholarships up to €5.000. (Please note: Upon availability!)

Specials

Special tuition fee arrangements have been made with some accounting firms

Notes

The tuition fee excludes individual lodging and travel expenses. The fee is required in advance.

Notes

Reimbursements are only being made under very specific circumstances.

 

 

In case a student does not finish the program within 2 years an additional tuition fee is due. This tuition fee is set on €2.500 per half year (September-February and March-August) Disclaimer: in case of insufficient number of applicants, we reserve the right not to offer the program in a particular year.

 

 

 

 

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Alumni

We are proud of our alumni and help them to stay connected. Starting in this program gives you a unique access to a network of professionals world wide.

In 2012 the IEMA program started with 18 students. Different nationalities are part of this program and intensify the international feeling and character. In December 2014 the first 9 students graduated and were awarded two certificates (Master of International Auditing and a theoretical certificate in order to become an RA).

Students from renowed international firms such as Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Mazars, Mitsubishi and PwC already joined the IEMA program.

Watch our graduates on Flickr

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Faculty

World class experts from international-recognized faculties help you to bridge the gap between practice and theory.

Drs. Robert Bertrand RA RC RO

Maastricht University

Internal Control & Accounting Information Systems

Prof. dr. Oscar van Leeuwen RA

VU University Amsterdam

Internal Control & Accounting Information Systems
Business & Finance

Prof. dr. Roger Meuwissen RA

Maastricht University

Internal Control & Accounting Information Systems

Prof. dr. Peter Eimers RA

VU University Amsterdam

Auditing & Assurance

Paul Hurks RA

VU university Amsterdam

Auditing & Assurance

Prof. dr. W. Robert Knechel CPA

University of Florida

Auditing & Assurance

Prof. dr. Robin Roberts CPA

University of Central Florida

Auditing & Assurance

Prof. dr. Ann Vanstraelen

Maastricht University

Auditing & Assurance

Prof. dr. Philip Wallage RA

VU University Maastricht

Auditing & Assurance

Chris Falk CPA

University of Florida

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. dr. Ruud Vergoossen RA

Maastricht University

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. dr. Peter Sampers RA

Maastricht University

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. dr. mr. Frans van der Wel RA

VU University Amsterdam

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. dr. Roger Dassen RA

VU Amsterdam University and Maastricht University

International Practice

Dr. Alexander Brueggen

Maastricht University

Business & Finance

Prof. dr. Bud Fennema CPA

Florida State University

Business & Finance

Eelke van der Meulen MSc AAG FRM RMFI

Business & Finance

Prof. dr. Philip Vergauwen

Maastricht University

Business & Finance

Prof. dr. Raymond Luja

Maastricht University

Tax Law

Prof. Dr. Mieke Olaerts LLM

Maastricht University

Corporate Law

Ellen de Koning-van Schie RA

VU University Amsterdam

Dr. Allen Blay CPA

Florida State University

Dr. Gregory Gerard CPA

Florida State University

Sacha Bruinen

Maastricht University

Program Coordinator

Drs. Robert Bertrand RA RC RO

Drs. Robert Bertrand RA RC RO

Maastricht University

Internal Control & Accounting Information Systems

Prof. dr. Oscar van Leeuwen RA

Prof. dr. Oscar van Leeuwen RA

VU University Amsterdam

Internal Control & Accounting Information Systems
Business & Finance

Prof. dr. Roger Meuwissen RA

Prof. dr. Roger Meuwissen RA

Maastricht University

Internal Control & Accounting Information Systems

Prof. dr. Peter Eimers RA

Prof. dr. Peter Eimers RA

VU University Amsterdam

Auditing & Assurance

Paul Hurks RA

Paul Hurks RA

VU university Amsterdam

Auditing & Assurance

Prof. dr. W. Robert Knechel CPA

Prof. dr. W. Robert Knechel CPA

University of Florida

Auditing & Assurance

Prof. dr. Robin Roberts CPA

Prof. dr. Robin Roberts CPA

University of Central Florida

Auditing & Assurance

Prof. dr. Ann Vanstraelen

Prof. dr. Ann Vanstraelen

Maastricht University

Auditing & Assurance

Prof. dr. Philip Wallage RA

Prof. dr. Philip Wallage RA

VU University Maastricht

Auditing & Assurance

Chris Falk CPA

Chris Falk CPA

University of Florida

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. dr. Ruud Vergoossen RA

Prof. dr. Ruud Vergoossen RA

Maastricht University

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. dr. Peter Sampers RA

Prof. dr. Peter Sampers RA

Maastricht University

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. dr. mr. Frans van der Wel RA

Prof. dr. mr. Frans van der Wel RA

VU University Amsterdam

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. dr. Roger Dassen RA

Prof. dr. Roger Dassen RA

VU Amsterdam University and Maastricht University

International Practice

Dr. Alexander Brueggen

Dr. Alexander Brueggen

Maastricht University

Business & Finance

Prof. dr. Bud Fennema CPA

Prof. dr. Bud Fennema CPA

Florida State University

Business & Finance

Eelke van der Meulen MSc AAG FRM RMFI

Eelke van der Meulen MSc AAG FRM RMFI

Business & Finance

Prof. dr. Philip Vergauwen

Prof. dr. Philip Vergauwen

Maastricht University

Business & Finance

Prof. dr. Raymond Luja

Prof. dr. Raymond Luja

Maastricht University

Tax Law

Prof. Dr. Mieke Olaerts LLM

Prof. Dr. Mieke Olaerts LLM

Maastricht University

Corporate Law

Ellen de Koning-van Schie RA

Ellen de Koning-van Schie RA

VU University Amsterdam
Dr. Allen Blay CPA

Dr. Allen Blay CPA

Florida State University
Dr. Gregory Gerard CPA

Dr. Gregory Gerard CPA

Florida State University
Sacha Bruinen

Sacha Bruinen

Maastricht University

Program Coordinator

Any questions?

Contact Sacha Bruinen at +31 43 3883758 or s.bruinen@maastrichtuniversity.nl today!