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Mestrado emAccounting

ISEG introduced the Masters in Accounting in 2020, which is accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).

This Masters can be a great jumpstart to your career as an accountant, auditor, consultant, or chief financial officer.

Our graduates will be fully prepared to work in financial accounting, managerial accounting and auditing in any organisation, anywhere in the world, as our courses follow international standards and best practices.

2nd in the World Innovation Awards Best Masters Global Ranking 2021
Partnership with the Big 4 Consultancy, Accounting and Auditing firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC)
3 semesters
Daytime Classes in Year 1
Taught in
Numerus Clausus
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PwC Merit Award

Each academic year, PwC awards (with a monetary prize) the best student of the 1st year of the Masters in Accounting. In this picture we can see the last winner, Sara Amaral.


KPMG Merit Award

Each academic year, KPMG awards (with a monetary prize) the best student who completed the Masters in Accounting. In this picture we can see the last winner, Ramilya Abdrashitova.

Top reasons to do the Master’s in Accounting


Highly qualified faculty with PhDs from world-class universities (e.g., Harvard Business School, Tilburg University, and Imperial College) and extensive professional experience in the industry.


Uses a mix of instructional methods, from case studies, group projects and role-playing to individual research, which creates a dynamic learning environment.


Benefits from partnerships with the Big 4 auditing companies, allowing students to interact with experts in the field and work on real-life cases.


Provides students with a clear mindset for an international career in accounting.


Gives students course credits that combined with those from the bachelors may give the student the opportunity to take the exam at the Portuguese Order of Certified Accountants (OCC).


A one-year full-time programme (plus one semester for the master’s project, dissertation, or internship) preparing students to stand out in a competitive marketplace.

10 things you’ll gain by joining ISEG

An outstanding faculty and benchmark research centres are responsible for placing ISEG at the forefront of Economics, Management and Finance.
Top 10 Reasons

The Next Step in Your Career

Your partner in achieving your career goals. Our consultants guarantee you all the necessary support, helping you prepare for your job search or find an internship.
Career Office

Broaden your horizons.

Our mobility programs allow students to explore any part of the world while studying abroad for a semester.
International Mobility Office

Programme Details

The objectives of the master’s degree in accounting are as follows:

  • Development of technical accounting knowledge.
  • Development of skills in the selection and processing of information, analysis of alternative courses of action and decision making.
  • Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Development of key personal skills, such as written and oral communication, teamwork, leadership, and ethical perspective. These skills are essential for entering the job market and a successful career.
  • Development of competencies to conduct a research or an  applied project  for the master’s  final work.
  • Development of a network relevant to the students’ professional careers.
  • Development of technical knowledge that will prepare students to take exams at the Order of Certified Accountants and the Order of Certified Auditors.

The Master’s programme in accounting prepares students for managerial and accounting roles, such as chief financial officers, auditors, controllers, accountants, and management/accounting consultants.


Year 1 – Semester 1Credits
Advanced Auditing6
Advanced Management Accounting6
Behavioural Lab2
Corporate Financial Reporting6
International Taxation6
Sustainability, Accounting and Ethics4
Year 1 – Semester 2Credits
Advanced Financial Accounting6
Data Analysis in Accounting6
Research Methods in Accounting6
Strategic Management Control Systems6
Electives (choose one)
Accounting Information Systems
Corporate Governance
Taxation II (only offered in Portuguese)*

Year 2 – Semester 1Credits
Master’s Final Work Workshop0
Master’s Final Work – MFW

*Students need to take this course to apply for the OCC exam.

3 semesters
Daytime Classes in Year 1
Taught in
Numerus Clausus
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Admissions & Fees

Applications for all masters at ISEG are online.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates for the Master in Accounting are:

  • Undergraduates in national or foreign institutions in Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management, or other relevant to the study cycle. Applicants with other degrees are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • In accordance with Article 17 d) of Decree-Law No. 74/2006 of the 24th of March, altered and republished as Decree-Law No. 65/2018 of the 16th August, other applications considered to be appropriate by the selection panel will be evaluated on the basis of a curricular analysis.
  • Those students who have not yet completed the 1st Study Cycle (Bachelors) are eligible to apply conditionally, provided that they satisfy the conditions for obtaining the degree by the end of September (of the same academic year as their application).

Application Documents

  • Certificate of the undergraduate degree
  • Academic Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • English Diploma (optional)
  • Reference Letter (optional)

All candidates should have a good knowledge of the English language, written and spoken.

Tuition Fee

These are provisional tuition fees for 2023/24, subject to confirmation by the Universidade de Lisboa statutory bodies.

Students from    First Year  Second Year   Total
Within the European Union€ 4,850  € 2,000     € 6,850
Outside the European Union   € 5,650   € 2,500   € 8,150

Financial restrictions should never come in the way of your access to higher education, and that is why we believe in providing equal opportunities for everyone.

A specific tuition fee payment schedule may be agreed upon request by the student.

Student Visa

If you are not an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, you need a Student VISA.
Once you have decided to join the master’s programme and paid the 1st tuition fee to secure your place, you can issue the acceptance letter on the FENIX Portal. This document will be needed later to apply for a Student Visa. The student visa must be requested at the nearest Portuguese Embassy or Consular Office in the country of origin.

3 semesters
Daytime Classes in Year 1
Taught in
Numerus Clausus
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