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Online Master in Auditing and Financial Management

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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.

  • Accounting
  • Auditor

Informative session

Find out all the details of the program from the academic management

Date: Monday 28 November, 2022

Time: 10:00h

Location: Online

Language: Spanish

Next edition

Start program: 08 February, 2023

End program: 14 June, 2024

Modality

Online

Language

Spanish

ECTS credits

60

Price

7950 €

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 

 

This master's degree 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.  

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

01

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.

02

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. 

03

Covers the theoretical test for the ROAC

Completing the master's degree validates the theoretical access test to the ROAC, essential for practicing this profession.  

04

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. 

05

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. 

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.  
Admission and enrolment

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-Accredited
AQU-MUGFA-EN
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Curriculum

The Online Master in Auditing and Financial Management is structured into 6 subjects, made up of compulsory subjects that are developed consecutively throughout the course.

The master is completed with the undertaking of the Master's Final Project.

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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

Theory test for access to ROAC

This master's degree 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.

BSM Inside 

The master includes BSM Inside, a transversal and interdisciplinary module, common to all master's and postgraduate degrees at UPF Barcelona School of Management, which has been conceived to work on a set of key competencies for professional development in conjunction with the real needs of today's organizations. 

This module extends throughout the academic year and is made up of 3 areas of knowledge that constitute the identity traits of the UPF-BSM: Communication; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Planetary Well-being and Humanities 

All the subjects of the BSM Inside module are 100% online and have been designed as self-learning subjects: from the first day of the subject until the end of the term you will have all the teaching materials available on the eCampus and you can work with the material and the different activities that it contains at your own pace, according to your availability and in a self-organized way. 

Qualification obtained

Once students have completed the course they will obtain the Máster Universitario en Gestión Financiera y Auditoría de la Empresa 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

Jordi Perramon Costa
Jordi Perramon Costa

Associate Professor UPF-BSM
Vice Dean for Research

Faculty

Llorenç Bagur Femenías

Associate Professor UPF-BSM
Dean

Ramon Bastida Vialcanet

Associate Professor UPF-BSM
Vice Dean for Knowledge Transfer

Josep Lluis Boned Torres

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM

Xavier Brun Lozano

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Carlos Gómez Ligüerre

Associate Professor UPF

Ana Belén Macho Pérez

Associate Professor UPF

Jordi Perramon Costa

Associate Professor UPF-BSM
Vice Dean for Research

Francisco Andrés Valle Muñoz

Associate Professor UPF

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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01.

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.

02.

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.

03.

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.

04.

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.

05.

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).  

28

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


 

  • Auditing: External or internal auditor.
  • Financial Management: control, cost accounting, and financial accounting departments or in financial departments of national and international companies.

Admission and enrolment

Our admission process consists of a rigorous evaluation of each application to preserve the quality of the group as well as the training, experience, and work capacity of all students.

Who can apply?

University graduates or higher graduates in the field of Economics, Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, or Business Management.

Students with Business degrees and graduates from other disciplines not related to Business Sciences must have at least three years of professional experience in the field of finance.

Those participants who do not have Spanish as one of their mother tongues or who did not have it as a teaching language in their training studies, must prove that they have at least a B2 level of Spanish (Common European Framework of Reference), as well as fluently take part in a personal interview with the academic director, if necessary.

How to apply?

To apply for admission to this program, students must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Contract once they start the application for admission through its form.

Application for admission

Complete your application within the next admission rounds:

RoundApplication deadlineAdmission resolution
230/11/202215/12/2022
315/12/202210/01/2023

Applications for admission will be evaluated when you complete the following steps:

  • Complete the online admission form.
  • Pay the €120 admission fee. This amount will be returned if you are not admitted.
  • Send the following documents through the online platform e-registrar:
    • Presentation letter or video
    • CV
    • Scanned copy of university degree (if you are in the last year of your degree, you can provide your academic records)
    • Scanned copy of Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA (Grade Point Average)
    • Scanned copy of ID Card or Passport
    • Passport-size photo (jpg format)

Additional documents may be requested in certain cases.
Applications are subject to the number of places available on the program.

Admission

  • The Admissions Committee will select the candidates on the basis of a personal or CV-based interview.
  • You will be notified of the admission decision in writing.

Enrolment

  • Resgistration must be paid within a 15 days after the admission.
  • Once the letter of acceptance to the program has been received, you will need to submit the following original documents before the course begins:
    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your university degree.
    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your transcript of records.
  • If you have a foreign degree, we will indicate you in the admission letter the specific instructions of the documents required
  • Paying the reservation fee (25% of the program's tuition fees) is essential in order to reserve your place
  • If you pay the tuition fees by bank transfer you will be required to introduce the program code. The program code for this course is 1543.
  • The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.

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.

Grants and discounts

Funding

Financing simulator

You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator and receive an answer in less than 24 hours.

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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. 

Online Master in Auditing and Financial Management

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