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Online Master in Auditing and Financial Management

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Máster Universitario Online en Gestión Financiera y Auditoría de la Empresa

Online Master in Auditing and Financial Management

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UPF-BSMMastersOnline Master in Auditing and Financial Management

Train at the highest level in auditing and accounting. Learn about the latest trends and procedures in financial management and account auditing. Become an expert auditor or financial manager and develop your professional career within a company or as an external advisor.

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Event informationDate: Tuesday, March 5, 2024Time: 15:00hLocation: OnlineLanguage: Spanish
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Next edition
Classes start05 February, 2025 (To be confirmed)
Classes end12 June, 2026 (To be confirmed)
Program ends12 June, 2026 (To be confirmed)
ModalityOnline
LanguageSpanish
ECTS credits60
Price8500 €

The Online Official Master's Degree in Financial Management and Company Auditing at UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you a consolidated state-of-the-art program with: 

  • Updated content 
  • Participation of professionals from the big firms in the sector 

Learn and delve into crucial aspects of advanced accounting and auditing such as: 

  • Risk management 
  • Auditing tests 
  • Accounting and financial analysis of the financial statements of companies 
  • International Accounting Standards (IAS/IFRS) 
  • Necessary legal framework to securely carry out this profession 

 

The master's program offers two specializations: Audit of Accounts and Financial Data Analytics and Management.

The Audit of Accounts specialization allows students to validate the theoretical exam for access to the Official Registry of Auditors (ROAC), considered the gateway to practicing this profession.

The Online Official Master's Degree in Financial Management and Company Auditing 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

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International recognition

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.

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All the advantages of UPF-BSM online training

The master's degree offers you, on the one hand, the maximum academic and professional rigour in financial management and account auditing. And on the other hand, the advantages of online training: flexibility, dynamism, interconnection, and personalization. 

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Covers the theoretical test for the ROAC

The Audit of Accounts Specialization allows you to validate the theoretical access test to the ROAC (Official Register of Account Auditors), essential to start practicing this profession. Launch your new career plan now.

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Learn with the best

The teaching team is made up of managers and partners of the Big4 and prestigious professionals in large financial management companies. In addition, it is completed by renowned academics from the UPF Department of Economics and Business. 

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Excellent AQU Accreditation

Recognized with an Excellent quality seal by AQU (Quality Agency of the University System of Catalonia), which certifies the strengths and good practices of the program. 

Specializations

  • Audit of Accounts Specialization

    The Audit of Accounts specialization is aimed at training professionals in the field of auditing. Students acquire competencies in the review and analysis of financial statements, gaining a thorough understanding of auditing regulations and procedures.

    There is a special emphasis on developing critical and analytical skills to identify potential financial irregularities, as well as understanding the legal and ethical framework governing auditing. The specialization's focus enables students to understand the key role that auditing plays in transparency and reliability of financial information in companies and institutions.

  • Especialidad Analítica y Gestión de Datos Financieros

    La especialidad en Analítica y Gestión de Datos Financieros se centra en la aplicación del análisis de datos en el sector financiero.

    Los estudiantes aprenden a gestionar e interpretar grandes volúmenes de datos utilizando herramientas analíticas avanzadas para la toma de decisiones basada en evidencias.

    Esta especialidad combina conocimientos de estadística y análisis financiero y prepara a los participantes para afrontar desafíos complejos en un entorno empresarial orientado a la gestión y visualización de datos.

Who is it for?

The master is aimed at two profiles: 

  • Recent graduates in the field of Business Administration, Economics, Accounting and Finance or Management who wish to specialize in auditing. 
  • Graduate professionals already working who want to focus or improve their professional career in the sector.  

Accreditations

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 Online Master in Auditing and Financial Management is an official master's degree and has the academic recognition of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. 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).

EQUIS-AccreditedAQU-MUGFA-EN

Curriculum

The Online Master in Auditing and Financial Management allows obtaining the degree with specialization in either Audit of Accounts or Financial Data Analytics and Management.

All participants will have to take the compulsory subjects and the subjects corresponding to the chosen specialization.

The master's degree is completed with the elaboration of the Master's Final Project, which is developed throughout the academic year parallel to the teaching activity.

Compulsory Subjects
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Specialization in Auditing
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Specialization in Financial Data Analytics and Management
Master's Final Project

With the Master's Final Project, students should integrate the various subjects of the program by applying the knowledge acquired to the world of business.

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Complementary activities

The Online Master in Auditing and Financial Management also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:

  • Theory test for access to ROAC: The Audit of Accounts Specialization also covers the theory test for access to the Official Register of Auditors of Accounts (ROAC), considered the gateway to the exercise of this profession. 
    If you want to validate the ROAC theory test in the online modality, you must take three face-to-face exams over the course of your studies. 
  • Internship program: The master offers you the possibility of carrying out an internship program in companies in the sector. This opportunity will boost the start of your professional future and will connect you with business reality.
  • 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.

Qualification obtained

Once students have completed the course they will obtain the:

  • Màster Universitari en Gestió Financera i Auditoria de l'Empresa. Especialitat Auditoria de Comptes - Máster Universitario en Gestión Financiera y Auditoría de la Empresa. Especialidad Auditoría de Cuentas official Master's Degree, issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Màster Universitari en Gestió Financera i Auditoria de l'Empresa. Especialitat Analítica i Gestió de Dades Financeres - Máster Universitario en Gestión Financiera y Auditoría de la Empresa. Especialidad Analítica y Gestión de Datos Financieros 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

Faculty

The teaching team brings a broad and complete approach to the master's degree, coming from two complementary fields: 

  • Academics from the prestigious Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University. 
  • Managers and partners of the Big4 and recognized professionals from leading companies. 

All of them will teach you to apply your knowledge to the day-to-day professional reality. 

Academic directors

Faculty

Collaborating faculty

  • Julio Capilla Vidal
    Partner of RSM Spain Auditores since 2013.  President of the Agrupación de Auditores de Baleares and member of the Board of Directors of the ICJCE.
    Associate lecturer in the Accounting and Auditing Department of the University of the Balearic Islands.
    Postgraduate course in Financial Management from Pompeu Fabra University Postgraduate course in Administration and Tax Management from the University of Barcelona.
    Degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona.
  • Vivian Ventura
    General Manager of WE Woman Excellence and member of the Board of Directors of Mutua General de Cataluña. She holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and an Executive MBA from Esade. She also holds a Master's Degree in Auditing and Finance from the University of Alcalá de Henares.

Methodology

At the UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model, the objective of which is to place you as a participant at the centre of the process and for you to be the owner of the development of your learning.

To facilitate your day-to-day management and the achievement of academic objectives, you will have 24/7 access to the virtual environment so that you can organize your study without schedules and at your own pace.

In this way, you will acquire knowledge, and instrumental and aptitude skills combining training with your work and personal life, making the most of the time you have for it.

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Interactive teaching materials

Various materials and formats will make your experience more motivating: videos, case studies, content maps, and downloadable resources. Designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, they provide you with the latest knowledge, skills, and tools to take your career to the next level.

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Active and collaborative learning

Participation and discussion with your classmates and teachers are essential for the collaborative learning process. We will provide you with various tools such as the Discussion Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions presented by the teacher or give feedback to interesting comments.

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Streaming sessions with experts

We offer videoconference sessions with the expert teacher or special guests, so that you can ask questions, discuss your learning and connect in real time as if you were all in the same place. In order to be flexible with our courses, we record the sessions so that you can consult them later if you have not been able to connect.

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Personalized support

You will have the support of the expert tutor, who will guide you through each didactic unit; the help of the co-ordinator and the program manager for the delivery of activities, qualifications, management of procedures, or access to services, and the guidance of the career advisor in the improvement of your personal brand and the search for professional opportunities.

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Mentor

Throughout the program, you will develop your Final Project and, for this, you will be assigned an expert mentor on the subject, who will be in charge of advising you and supervising its development until the presentation and final defence.

Tools

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

The program is aimed at professionals who, like you, want to grow and develop in the financial management or account auditing sector: 

  • If you have just graduated, this master's degree allows you to enter a sector with a high demand for specialized professionals. 
  • If you already work in the sector, the master's degree will be your springboard to growth and taking on new professional challenges.

Student profile

Share a virtual classroom with professionals of different nationalities with a common background (Accounting and Finance, Economics, or Business Administration).  

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Average age

4

Average number of years of professional experience

Career opportunities

Guides your career towards the profession of auditor or financial manager, both in the Big4 and in other recognized companies. 

You can also direct your career towards the accounting and finance department of any type of company or institution

  • External auditing
  • Internal auditing
  • Economic-financial management of companies
  • Financial controllers
  • Financial statement analysts
  • Accounting experts
  • Accounting and financial consulting

Grants, scholarships and financing

Scholarships

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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Grants and discounts

External financial aid

A large number of external entities and institutions offer financial aid options to students who want to enrol on one of our master programs and postgraduate courses.

 

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    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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    Funding

    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. 

    CaixaBank
    BBVA
    Caixa d'Enginyers
    AGAUR
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