Finance and Accounting for Directors

Learn to interpret accounting and financial information through real case studies. At the hands of Oriol Amat, a recognized expert in the field, you will formulate diagnoses and action plans based on company analysis: you will produce and control accounting and financial plans, you will become familiarized with the fundamental aspects of investment and finance policy and you will understand business valuation.

  • Finanzas
  • contabilidad
  • directivos
Next edition
Classes start
22 May, 2020 (To be confirmed)
Program ends
22 May, 2020 (To be confirmed)
Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm. Total length of the course: 16 h
900 €

Most business decisions require the use of accounting and financial data. For this reason, managers are expected to have an adequate knowledge of these areas, knowledge that must be perfected and updated, especially if they are not directly involved in the areas of accounting and finance.

The course session includes a meal to promote networking, exchanges of experiences between professionals and to create a memorable and effective learning experience.

Why choose this program


Elite teaching staff

The accounting course is taught by Oriol Amat, dean of UPF-BSM and professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at UPF. The following positions stand out in his accomplished career: vice-dean of the Association of Economists of Catalonia, vice-president of the ACCID, deputy of the Parliament of Catalonia and board member of the Spanish National Securities Market Commission.


Learning by doing

Theoretical knowledge is complemented by active methods including the case study method, group discussions and presentations, all of which facilitate improvement and interaction between participants.


Executive training

Spread over three afternoons, enabling you to gain in-depth knowledge about accounting and finance management without neglecting your professional obligations.


High-level networking

Grow your network of professional contacts with top-level executives and business experts.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at executives, administrators, accountants, shareholders and other professionals and freelancers interested in administration, finance and accounting.

Admission and enrolment


This Executive Education Course in Finance and Accounting for Directors combines lecturer presentations with student participation.

The course takes a theoretical-practical approach, to facilitate learning, make it fun and encourage participant interaction, student-to-student and student-to-lecturer.


Annual accounts (income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement).

Company analysis

Equity and financial analysis (capitalization, solvency, working capital, key dates, rotations, etc.). Profitability analysis (ROE, EBITDA, etc.), self-financing and growth.

Budgets and financial plans

Key company indicators, KPI's and their post-COVID adjustments.

Investment (ROI) and financing policy
Business valuation

Book value, PER, etc.

Integration and conclusions

Qualification obtained

Upon passing the Executive Education Course in Finance and Accounting for Directors, you will receive an official certificate from UPF Barcelona School of Management endorsed by the prestigious Pompeu Fabra University, the top ranked university in Spain and Latin America (Times Higher Education Ranking 2020).


Academic directors

Oriol Amat Salas

Full professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at UPF and UPF-BSM.


The Executive Education courses combine content that is key for any professional currently employed in or seeking a managerial role, with activities aimed at putting the acquired knowledge into practice.   


Collaborative learning and real case studies

The diversity of student profiles enriches learning through a shared and interdisciplinary perspective. The accounting course adopts an integrative learning approach in the classroom, in which the active participation of all classmates is promoted in the form of dialogue and exchange of ideas for the resolution of various real case studies.


Practical approach

The program has a theoretical base, taught by lecturers, complemented with practical experience acquired in class through real business case studies.


Executive vision

We take full advantage of the time available, concentrating valuable learning within a few hours, in accordance with the demands of our participants, who hold positions of great responsibility in important companies.


Evaluation consists of following the sessions and practical case studies worked on in class over the whole course.


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 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.

Personalized, interdisciplinary, and based on management as a practical resource for bringing ideas to life.

Professional Future

Executive Education training combines fundamental content for any professional currently employed in or seeking a managerial role, with activities aimed at putting the acquired knowledge into practice.

Student profile

The Executive Education Course participant ecosystem is made up of experts with a relevant career history.

The diversity of profiles and sectors represented in Executive training at UPF-BSM contributes added value to the learning experience. It consists of directors, CEOs, managers, executives, accountants, entrepreneurs, consultants and heads of teams, areas and departments.


Average age


Average years of professional experience

Career opportunities

This Executive Education program will provide you with the necessary knowledge to exercise executive Accounting and Management functions.

  • CEO, Board of Directors or General Management of companies and organizations of any kind.
  • Team or Department manager.
  • Strategic consultant.
  • Management positions in any of the functional areas of a company: marketing, finance, human resources, production, etc.
  • Entrepreneur with your own project, thanks to the broad business vision provided to ensure its success.
  • Intrapreneur: entrepreneur of projects within your organization or business.

Admission and enrolment

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

Who can apply?

Our Executive Education accounting and finance courses are aimed at professionals in or seeking management positions, in accounting or management and looking to acquire or recycle essential knowledge for their executive professional development.

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.

Grants, scholarships and financing

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.

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.

Finance and Accounting for Directors