Become an expert in Finance and Accounting through a full-time official Master, taught by a first class teaching faculty in just 6 months of focus-on class.
The main goal of the Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management is to train successful professionals to manage a corporate financial department while specializing in accounting, financial strategies, policies, and optimal finance and investment decision-making.
During the master students will learn how to align economic and financial strategies of the company to the evolution of local and global ecosystems, how select the most appropriate financing instruments for the company’s needs, and how to design and implement capital, debt, and dividend policies. Students will master the process and implications of merger and acquisition operations, and equity valuation methods.
In addition, the Corporate Finance specialization provides the option to a double degree with Montpellier University - MOMA (France).
The Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management 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.
The UPF Barcelona School of Management is accredited by EQUIS, an international distinction that guarantees the quality of our institution. The UPF BSM is the first management school - liked to a public university - to have this accreditation in our country.
The faculty combines first-rate academic and professional lecturers from the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University and the main companies of the financial sector, respectively.
You will share 6 intensive months of class with participants coming from all around the world in a multicultural environment, combined with the attractive proposition of studying in Barcelona, a vibrant, dynamic, and international city.
Students will have the opportunity to take internships in leading companies and institutions such as Danone, DKV, Everis, Hewlett-Packard, Mango, Henkel, Nestlé, or Boerhringer Ingelheim, among others.
This master’s degree provides accelerated access to CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) accreditation, two of the most internationally-recognized institutions for the accreditation of professionals in management, financial accounting, and management accounting. When you finish the program, you will also be ready to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
The Master's is a member of the University Affiliation Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. At the end of the Master you will be ready to take the exam to obtain the CFA accreditation, a prestigious international recognition in investment management and financial analysis, and for which there are two scholarships offered in each course.
You can also take part in the CFA Research Challenge, a team competition in which more than 1,000 universities and Business Schools participate from all over the world.
The master is aimed at university graduates who would like to focus their careers on accounting or finance departments, and also to young professionals already working in accounting and finance departments who would like to improve their future career opportunities.
UPF Barcelona School of Management is the management school of Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Ibero-American university and the 16th placed university in the world, among those under 50 years of age, according to the Times Higher Education ranking.
UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally, and places itself among the top business schools in the world.
The Master in Accounting and Financial Management is an official master's degree and has the academic recognition of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. The Quality Agency of the University System of Catalonia (AQU Catalunya) has institutionally accredited the UPF-BSM. This accreditation certifies all the official university master's degrees that we teach and recognizes the quality of our educational model in accordance with the criteria of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
The master provides access to the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) accreditations.
The Master is made up of 4 modules, which cover the knowledge and functions developed in any financial department.
The first three modules are made up of compulsory core subjects. The 4th is the specialization in Corporate Finance. This module offers 6 elective subjects of which 3 must be taken.
Throughout the Master students will undertake a curricular internship and the Final Project.
Critical vision and a comparative international approach to accounting regulations (Spanish Reporting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards).
Comparison with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles US GAAP.
Review of the most recent research in Spanish accounting and international accounting.
Analysis of the latest trends and repercussions for the company.
Auditing principles, norms, and procedures.
Critical vision and a comparative international approach to auditing regulations.
Internal auditing and internal control.
Comparison with International Standards on Auditing.
Review of the most recent research in auditing.
Responsibilities and functions of the independent auditor.
Review of the most recent research in business analysis.
Economic and financial analysis of the company. One-dimensional and multidimensional models.
Financial statement analysis identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems.
Working capital analysis. Relationship between working capital and the cash conversion cycle.
Analysis of the profit generating capacity. Analysis of cost and revenue of the firm which determines whether or not the firm is profiting.
Economic value creation.
Relationship between cost accounting, financial accounting, and management accounting.
Review of the most recent research in management accounting.
Activity based costing and activity based management.
Cost management information for strategic management purpose.
Cost structure and business models.
Cost reduction and continuous improvement.
Relationship between information systems and business processes.
Budgeting and management process: effective budgeting systems in practice.
Review of the most recent research in budgetary management.
Management control system techniques.
Strategic planning and management system and the balanced scorecard.
Management control system techniques: long and short range planning.
Case studies in management control systems.
Methods used to analyse securities and make investment decisions: fundamental analysis and technical analysis.
Fundamental analysis and the determination of the underlying health of a company by examining financial statements.
Technical analysis involving the use of charts for forecasting the direction of stock prices.
Stock Market and financial markets.
Latest trends in qualitative techniques in financial statement analysis.
Review of the most recent research on consolidated financial statements.
Latest trends in qualitative techniques in financial statement analysis.
Insolvency prediction models.
Credit scoring and credit rating models.
Analysis of individual corporations with aggregates and sectoral ratios.
The Master in Accounting and Financial Management (specialization in Corporate Finances) includes a curricular internship. This internship is part of the academic course contents. The internship is considered as an additional subject that must be satisfactorily completed in order to pass the course.
With the Master's Final Project students integrate and combine all the subjects of the Master, applying the acquired knowledge to real companies.
This master’s degree provides accelerated access to CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) accreditation, two of the most internationally-recognized institutions for the accreditation of professionals in management, financial accounting, and management accounting.
The program contents also prepares students to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
The Master in Accounting and Financial Management also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such a:
Once students have completed the course they will obtain the Màster Universitari en Direcció Financera i Comptable de l'Empresa. Especialitat en Finances Corporatives - Máster Universitario en Dirección Financiera y Contable de la Empresa. Especialidad en Finanzas Corporativas official Master's Degree, issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.
Issuance of official Master's Degrees: The amount stipulated in the DOGC (Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia) must be paid for the rights to issue the degree. This rate varies annually and the rate in force at the time of application for the degree will be applied.
The faculty is composed of professors from UPF's world ranked Department of Economics and Business and of professional lecturers who will train you to apply the knowledge to the day-to-day reality of current business.
The sessions are eminently participative and integrate the exposition of theoretical concepts with the active intervention of the participants: they discuss and solve practical cases and carry out role plays in teams based on real and current problems.
The Final Project is prepared in a group and allows you to put into practice the acquired learning.
Throughout the course, real and current practical cases will be worked on, discussed, and presented, allowing you to apply the concepts learned and to face possible situations and scenarios that you will find in your professional activity.
Working in groups will allow you to share and compare different views, knowledge and opinions with classmates from diverse backgrounds. This will enhance your academic experience and strengthen your networking.
Students will face a professional business challenge, solving a real case for a current company.
An optional academic experience in London is offered every year. Participants will discover the most important financial institutions of the city and will attend masterclasses taught by professionals from these companies.
Continuous assessment. The following are common evaluation activities:
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 work.
You will have:
The program is aimed at junior professionals from all over the world who wish to direct their professional career towards Finance and Accounting.
Every year the program welcomes students from different countries, coming from common backgrounds (Accounting and Finance, Economics, Business and Management) who share a common objective:
to train with a high-quality program that lets them succeed in the professional world.
Average number of years of working experience
We train you to open up your professional career in accounting and finance departments, the consulting sector, and Corporate Finance with international projection.
The Master includes a curricular internship in International companies. Students are assigned an internship Advisor who will assist you through the search for the internship, manage the internship agreements with the company, and act as the contact point throughout the internship period.
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.
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.
You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator.
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