Online specialization course in Budget Management and Control

Learn the techniques for preparing budgets and implementing control systems through a theoretical-practical approach. The preparation of balanced scorecards will provide you with a suitable process for controlling and monitoring the business strategy.

  • Budget Management
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Management Control
Next edition
Classes start
16 June, 2021
Program ends
20 July, 2021
ECTS credits
300 €

The Online Specialization Course in Budget Management and Control will allow you to be able to use and interpret all the tools currently available for budget management and to adequately control the financial and non-financial resources of the company, while ensuring you are aware of the difficulties of the implementation of a budget management and control system. To be able to do this, you need to understand the techniques for preparing budgets and implementing control systems.

The program content and structure is as follows:

  1. Relationship with integrated information systems and other functional areas of the company.
  2. Standard costs and deviation analysis models.
  3. Practical implementation of budget control models.
  4. Review of the literature on new trends in budget control and management beyond just budgets
  5. Budget management models of high-growth companies by sector.

By the end, you will be able to prepare and implement budgets, control systems and balanced scorecards, perform the management control of the company and choose the right indicators to achieve its objectives, and resolve disputes regarding personal versus business interests.

Once you have completed the program, you will be awarded the certificate of Curso en en Gestión Presupuestaria y Control, issued by the UPF Barcelona School of Management.

Why choose this program


Applied approach to budget and management control systems

This program places a special emphasis on the actual implementation of a budget system and the balanced scorecard in the field of management control.


Expand your training at the end of the course


This course entitles you to transfer 3 ECTS toward the Master in Accounting and Financial Management or the Postgraduate Course in Accounting Management and Administrative Control.


Adapted to you

Its online methodology gives you the flexibility to cover its content and undergo the necessary evaluations at your convenience.



You will be in permanent contact with lecturers and classmates through the forum and webinar sessions, where you can ask questions, share experiences and generate new contacts.


Prestigious qualification

You will obtain a qualification endorsed by the international prestige of Pompeu Fabra University which will allow you stand out and take on new professional challenges.

Who is it for?

The program is mainly aimed at professionals interested in the internal management of the company who want to learn about and further develop their knowledge of the different tools for the control of financial and nonfinancial variables, and taking decisions based on these. 

The group of students is mostly made up of:

  •  Controllers
  •  Finance directors
  •  Accountants
  •  Consultants
Admission and enrolment



The teaching staff of this online specialization course is made up of academics and professionals from the sector with extensive experience.


Jordi de Falguera Martinez Alarcon

Associate Professor UPF


At UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model whose objective is to place you at the heart of the process so that you have control over the way you learn.  

To help you with your day-to-day management and to achieve your academic goals, you will have 24/7 access to the virtual environment so you can study at your own pace without a fixed timetable.

This will allow you to acquire key knowledge and skills while combining your education with your work and personal life, allowing you to make the most of the time you have available.  


Interactive teaching resources

Resources in different formats will provide you with a more motivating experience: videos, interactive material, links and downloadable resources. Designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, putting the latest knowledge, skills, and tools at your fingertips so you can take your career to the next level.


Collaborative learning

Participation and discussion with your classmates and lecturers are essential to the learning process. We will provide you with various resources such as the Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions asked by the lecturer or respond to interesting comments.


Streaming sessions with experts

Videoconferences sessions with the expert lecturer or special guests will allow you to ask questions, discuss what you have learned and connect in real time as if you were all in the same place. To guarantee flexibility, we will record the sessions to make them available to you for subsequent consultation.


Personalized support

You will have both the support of the expert lecturer, who will guide you through the contents and answer your questions, as well as the program manager who will accompany you in the day-to-day running of the program and facilitate access to the different services.


Your evaluation during the program will be established and corrected under the quality criteria required for all UPF Barcelona School of Management programs, which guarantees their academic value and recognition.

Your evaluation during the program will be carried out online based on the following:

  • Test of your knowledge
  • Delivery of practical activities


The learning process is characterized by its flexibility, since, in the virtual learning environment, the structure of the school calendar and the diversity of multimedia resources which are made available to the student allows them to acquire knowledge in a self-regulated manner.

The support of the teaching staff and interaction with classmates is carried out by making use of a wide variety of communication channels that facilitate proximity and didactic dialogue. 


Professional Future

Admission and enrolment

The admission and enrolment process for this course consists of a few simple steps.

Who can apply?

The online specialization courses are aimed at professionals who want to acquire new specific skills to expand their knowledge and improve their professional career.

How to apply?

To enrol in this program, you must read and accept the Contract Terms and Conditions and fill in the registration form.

The following steps need to be taken to register for the course:

1. Fill in the admission application form. You will receive a username and password to access the eSecretaría platform.
2. On the platform, upload a scanned copy of your ID (both sides).
3. Go to the "Enrolment" section to pay for the course by credit card or bank transfer.

In certain cases, additional documentation may be requested. 

The application is subject to the availability of places.

Online specialization course in Budget Management and Control