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Master in Tax Consultancy

Master en Asesoría Fiscal

Master in Tax Consultancy

UPF-BSMMastersMaster in Tax Consultancy

Specialize in corporate taxation with this eminently practical master, which will enable you to develop your professional career in the field of tax consultancy.

Next edition
Classes start26 September, 2023
Program ends28 June, 2024 (To be confirmed)
ECTS credits60
ScheduleTuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm
Price12000 €

The Master in Tax Consultancy at UPF-BSM, ranked number 35 in the Top 100 worldwide in taxation by the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking, provides you with an exhaustive knowledge of business tax practice through real cases based on jurisprudence, and administrative and scientific doctrine.

With a transversal legal and business approach, you will acquire the necessary knowledge on business or corporate taxation to practice the profession of tax consultant in the field especially of the company, both nationally and internationally.

At the end of the master, you will have the ability to solve the problems that arise in day-to-day business, and know how to analyse current legislation and the most relevant practical cases.

The Master in Tax Consultancy  is endorsed by Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Spanish university and the 15th best university in the world (of those with less than 50 years), according to the Times Higher Education ranking. In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally.


Why choose this program


Study at an accredited school

Study at a school accredited by EQUIS, an international distinction that guarantees the quality of our institution and makes us the 1st school of management linked to a public university with this accreditation in our country.


Choose the modality that suits you

We offer the same program, content, and academic qualification in 2 different modalities: On-Campus and On-Campus&Live (entirely remotely). You can choose the modality that suits your personal and professional situation.


Distinguished director

Directed by Antoni Durán-Sindreu, former president of the Spanish Association of Tax Consultants (AEDAF) and professor in the prestigious Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.


Undertake an internship in companies in the sector

Thanks to its internship program, you will be able to put into practice the knowledge you have studied in the professional reality of companies in the tax advice sector.


Get a transversal view

The course works the contents using a double approach, from the business and legal point of view.

Who is it for?

The master is aimed both at young graduates in the economic-business sector and in the legal sector, as well as graduate professionals who want to boost their professional careers in the field of corporate tax advice.


The Master tackles in-depth the knowledge needed to be a company tax advisor.

The content is structured into a first introductory part on accounting matters, law, and new technologies (12 ECTS credits) where the basic notions are worked in order to face the subsequent subjects that go in detail into the specific matter of business taxation (basic and advanced) and the subject of international taxation (40 ECTS credits). The last part of the course is essentially practical. Groups of students will work on the resolution of real practices.

In parallel to the teaching, the Master's Final Project is developed (8 ECTS credits), a practical project in the format of a professional written opinion which should include the knowledge studied during the course.

Basic knowledge of business law and laws concerning accounting will be studied and analysed.

Likewise, we will also reflect on taxes and their purpose in the context of the welfare state and analyse the concepts of avoidance, fraud, and the underground economy as well as their causes.

Furthermore, the rules for the management of professional firms will be given, as well as the foundations for managing the search for jurisprudence which is needed for the professional activity and the AEAT's own liquidation models.

We will delve into electronic tax administration (SII and other obligations in electronic format), contested taxation, and matters concerning the control and prevention of tax risks.

All issues inherent to the taxation of work in the field of Personal Income Tax will be analysed: monetary remuneration, remuneration in kind, taxation of administrators, taxation of allowances and travel expenses, deductions, etc. Likewise, Value Added Tax will be studied in detail with regard to typical and usual business operations.

We will delve into the general regime of Corporation Tax, taxation of corporate structures, and the particularities of SMEs.

This module includes a Practicum focused on practical cases of the main taxes (VAT, Personal Income Tax, Corporation Tax). It is based on real practical cases consisting of proposals from the AEAT for regularizing the tax situation (Inspection records). Students will form groups, after analysing the corresponding records, and will work to prepare the pertinent allegations.

The taxation of family businesses, taxation of business restructuring operations, corporate and refinancing operations, formulas for business collaboration (joint ventures, temporary joint ventures, economic interest groups, etc.), non-profit entities, company groups and consolidated taxation, and special regimes for VAT will be analysed in detail.

This module also has a Practicum focused on real practical cases of the main taxes that are included here.

Nuevas Tecnologías y Fiscalidad contenciosa
Fiscalidad básica de la empresa
Fiscalidad avanzada de la empresa

Este módulo incluye un PRACTICUM centrado en casos prácticos de los principales impuestos (IVA, IRPF, Impuesto sobre Sociedades). Se basa en casos prácticos reales consistentes en propuestas de la AEAT de regularización de la situación tributaria (Actas de inspección), sobre los que los alumnos, tras analizar las actas correspondientes, formarán grupos en los que tienen que trabajar para preparar las alegaciones pertinentes. 

Planificación Fiscal nacional e internacional
Trabajo Final de Máster

El desarrollo del proyecto en el marco del Máster en Asesoría Fiscal supone la aplicación de conocimientos, habilidades, herramientas y técnicas que se van adquiriendo en el programa a través de la elaboración de un producto escrito. El proyecto resultante final deberá permitir incorporar los contenidos de las asignaturas que son objeto del programa, así como otros conocimientos y la experiencia y capacidad de juicio de los participantes. 

Note on the Curriculum

The information contained in these pages is for information purposes only and may be subject to change in the adaptation of each academic year. The definitive guide will be available to students in the virtual space before the start of each subject.

Complementary activities

The Master in Tax Consultancy also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:

  • UPF-BSM Inside: is a group of interdisciplinary subjects (applied data, communication, creativity, innovation and project management, sustainability and leadership among others) that, if you take this program, you can access at no additional cost. They are 100% online and you can take them throughout the academic year at your own pace, as they have been designed as self-study subjects.
  • International mobility: The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you the possibility of expanding your training and international vision through the International Mobility Programme. Extend your studies extracurricularly, during the academic year following the completion of your Master's, at a top-level institution. Limited places.

Qualification obtained

Once you have passed the program, you will obtain an electronic degree (e-Título) for Máster de Formación Permanente en Asesoría Fiscal issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.

The e-Título is an authentic digital degree, issued in pdf format and electronically signed, with the same legal validity as if it were in paper format.


The teaching team combines academics from the prestigious UPF Department of Economics and Business and national professional specialists in the field of business tax advice.

Academic directors


Collaborating faculty

  • Jordi Bertrán
  • Natàlia Caba Serra
    General Director of Taxation and Gambling, Generalitat de Catalunya.
    Associate Professor in the Department of Financial and Tax Law at the Pompeu Fabra University.
    Executive Master in Public Administration - ESADE Business School.
  • Javier Collado
    State Tax Inspector at the State Tax Administration Agency.
  • Josep Costa i Solà
    Team Inspector of the Central Delegation of Large Taxpayers, State Agency of the Tax Administration in Barcelona
    Professor of the Postgraduate Course in Taxation at the University of Andorra - BSM (UPF).
    Degree in Law from the University of Barcelona.
  • José María Durán Cabré
    Director of the Institute of Economics in Barcelona.
    Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona.
    Master in Fiscal Studies – Bath University (UK).
  • Toni Durán-Sindreu Viader
    General Director and Associate at Durán-Sindreu, Asesores Legales y Tributarios.
    Degree in Business Administration from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Sílvia Gabarró Font 
    Master's Degree in Taxation and Tax Consultancy from the CEF.
    Professor of Business Taxation at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Adriana Lafuente
    Associate and Legal Director, Durán-Sindreu, Asesores Legales y Tributarios.
    Master in International Business Law, Universitat Ramon Llull (ESADE).
    Degree in Law from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • José Manuel Luna Barasoain
    Managing Partner at Durán-Sindreu Legal and Tax Advisors.
    Master in Tax Law from the Centre for Finance Studies (Barcelona).
    Adjunct professor at Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Marta Pérez
  • Marta Puig Masllorens
    Director of the Tax Department - Durán-Sindreu Asesores Legales y Tributarios.
    Master in Tax Consultancy and Management by ESADE - Ramon Llull University.
    Associate Professor at the International University of Catalonia.
  • Sergi Rubert
    Tax Advisor, Durán-Sindreu Abogados y Consultores de Empresa.
    Master in Taxation from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
    Degree in Economics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  
  • Jaume Saura Bort
    Member of the Senior Corps Systems and Information Technology for State Administration.
    Information Technology Engineer from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • Silvia Sorribas Margeli
    Associate at Garrigues.
    Senior Management Business Program organized by IESE Business School (Barcelona).


The Master in Tax Consulting is developed during the academic year in an essentially practical way. The contents are demonstrated and applied and all the taxes that make up our tax system are analysed in detail.


The objective is to reconcile theoretical knowledge with professional practice, collecting the plurality of issues and casuistry that arise in daily practice, allowing the systematic study of the set of taxes that make up our tax system.



Theoretical-practical sessions

The class sessions combine the theoretical demonstration with the approach, discussion, and resolution of practical cases taken from real experience.


Active participation

Faced with the practical assumptions raised (practical cases, inspection reports, and regularization proposals), students will have to propose a solution they find most appropriate, applying the knowledge acquired in the master.


Access to AEDAF Databases

During the academic period, the students of the Master in Tax Consultancy have the right to access the private part of the website of the Spanish Association of Tax Consultants (AEDAF), in order to be able to consult the different databases.


Tutored Master's Final Project

Throughout the program the student will work on the Master's Final Project. With the support of a tutor, you will develop a professional written opinion that you must present to a panel at the end of the course.


In order to obtain the title it is essential to:

  •  Pass the Master's Final Project.
  •  Attend class (at least 80% of the class sessions).
  •  Pass the continuous assessment (30% will be weighted on the final grade).
  •  Pass the corresponding theory exams, the result of which will weighted at 70% of the final mark: 60% of the theoretical exams grade; 40% of the evaluation grade of the Practicum of Basic Taxation of companies and of Advanced Taxation of companies.


The On-Campus&Live methodology allows you to follow the program in person and also remotely.

In this modality, two stable subgroups are opened that will coexist throughout the course: one face-to-face and the other with 100% remote students. The remote students (a maximum of 15 places per course) will follow the program in a synchronous way with the face-to-face students. That is, they will share the same school calendar and schedule as the face-to-face students.

Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems, and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills, and achieve learning which is transferable to the job. The face-to-face modality is enriched with elements of online programs (virtual learning environment, multimedia resources, among others) so that the learning experience of the two subgroups is equally satisfactory.

You will have:

  • Master's or postgraduate work to learn by doing
  • A personal mentor to monitor your Master's Final Project (TFM) or Postgraduate Final Project (TFP)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops
  • Digital resources and audiovisual blocks for online learning
  • Active methodologies for transferable learning

Professional Future

The Master in Tax Consultancy is aimed at young graduates who want to enter the corporate tax sector, as well as young professionals who want to grow within this sector and face new professional challenges.

Student profile

The master brings together young professionals from the fields of Business Administration, Economics, or Law for each course.

A heterogeneous class group made up of students who share a common goal: to train with a quality program that provides them with the solid knowledge necessary to boost their professional career in the Corporate Tax Consulting sector.



Average age


Previous studies in Business Administration


Previous studies in Law

Career opportunities

We train you to direct your professional career towards the Corporate Tax sector at the national and international level.

The master offers the possibility of carrying out extracurricular internships in companies in the tax consultancy sector, which will help boost your entrance into your future job.

  • Legal, administrative, or financial department of any type of company or organization.
  •  Internal head of corporate taxation of any type of company.
  •  Head of corporate taxation of any type of business consultancy office.
  •  Tax advice to companies.
  •  Fiscal Controller.
  •  Tax advice in any law firm or economic office.

Grants, scholarships and financing


The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.

Merit Based Scholarship

Apply for our Merit Based Scholarship, awarded to those who prove they have talent and motivation.

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Fundació Privada José Luis Massó Scholarship

The Fundació Privada José Luis Massó Scholarship offers a scholarship to incoming students.

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Grants and discounts

Alumni discounts

If you are a member of our alumni associations or of one of our partner universities, we offer you a series of applicable discounts on the amount of tuition for your program.

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UPF Employee Discounts

If you are a member or family member of an employee of the UPF group or belonged to the collaborating institutions of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, you can enjoy a series of applicable discounts on the tuition fees for your program.

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UPF Partner Latinoamerican Universities Discount

If you are alumni of one of our Partner Universities, you are entitled to a discount of 10% on the UPF Barcelona School of Management Masters and postgraduate program tuition fees (those programs with more than 15 credits).

*Discount not compatible with other scholarships, discounts and reductions.

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Financing simulator

You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator.

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Collaborating entities

In addition, we collaborate with various entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links. 

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