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Master in Auditing and Financial Management

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Máster Universitario en Gestión Financiera y Auditoría de la Empresa

Master in Auditing and Financial Management

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UPF-BSMMastersMaster in Auditing and Financial Management

Get trained in the latest trends and procedures in account auditing in order to become an expert auditor and develop your professional career in this field. Further your entry into the world of auditing by undertaking professional internships in the best firms.

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Event informationDate: Tuesday, March 5, 2024Time: 15:00hLocation: OnlineLanguage: Spanish
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Classes start25 September, 2024
Classes end05 July, 2025 (To be confirmed)
Program ends05 July, 2025 (To be confirmed)
ModalityOn-campus
LanguageSpanish
ECTS credits60
Schedule1st and 3rd terms: Monday to Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm. 2nd term: two afternoons a week (to be determined) from 6 pm to 9 pm, or Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm.
Price12000 €

The Official Master's Degree in Financial Management and Business Auditing at UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you a consolidated programme with complete and updated content, reviewed by the REA and today's major auditing firms.

We offer you internships so that you can enter a sector with a high demand for professionals. A great opportunity for your future.

You will delve into crucial aspects of the audit such as:

  •  Risk management
  •  Audit tests
  •  Accounting and financial analysis of the financial statements of companies
  •  International Accounting Standards (IAS/IFRS)
  •  Law subjects necessary to be able to exercise this profession correctly.

 

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 access test to the Official Register of Account Auditors (ROAC), considered the gateway to the exercise of this profession.

The Official Master's Degree in Financial Management and Business 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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Obtain the ROAC theory test

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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Undertake professional internships

You will have the opportunity to carry out your professional internships in top-level companies in the sector such as PWC, EY, KPMG, Mazars or Grant Thornton.

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We adapt to you

We offer the same program, content, and academic qualification, in two different modalities, in-person and online, to adapt to your personal and professional situation.

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Learn from professionals in the sector

The Master has an academic management and a first-rate teaching team made up of managers and partners in the Big4 and by academics from the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.

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Rigorous and complete content

Reviewed by both the Registry of Auditing Economists (REA) and by the current large audit firms.

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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.

  • Financial Data Analytics and Management Specialization

    The Financial Data Analytics and Management specialization focuses on the application of data analysis in the financial sector.

    Students learn to manage and interpret large volumes of data using advanced analytical tools for evidence-based decision-making.

    This specialization combines knowledge of statistics and financial analysis and prepares participants to address complex challenges in a business environment focused on data management and visualization.

Who is it for?

The Master in Auditing and Financial Management is aimed both at young graduates in the field of Business Administration, Economics, Accounting and Finance, or Management, as well as graduated professionals from the sector who are interested in focusing their professional career in the field of auditing.

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 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 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

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

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Complementary activities

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

  • theoretical test ROAC: The Master will allow you to be recognized as having completed the theoretical test of access to the Official Register of Accounts Auditors (ROAC), considered the gateway to the exercise of this profession.
  • 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.
  • International mobility: The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you the possibility of expanding your training and international vision through the International Mobility Programme. Extend your studies extracurricularly, during the academic year following the completion of your Master's, at a top-level institution. Limited places.

Qualification obtained

Once students have completed the course they will obtain:

  • 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 double focus to the program: on the one hand, academics from the prestigious department of Economics and Business of Pompeu Fabra University, and on the other, managers and partners of the Big Four, as well as recognized active professionals from leading companies, who contribute their experience on how to apply knowledge to the daily reality of today's companies.

Academic directors

Faculty

Collaborating faculty

  • Juan Ramon Aceytuno Mas
    Partner of KPMG
  • Daniel Artigas
    Partner of EY
  • 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.
  • Emili Coll Collet
    Associate of Activa Auditing&Consulting.
    He has a Master in Procedures and Techniques from the Catalan Chartered Accountants Association and Public Administration School of Catalonia (CCJCC-EAPC).
  • David Gaitán 
    Director KPMG
  • Andreu Graupera
    D. in Economics from the University of Barcelona. He also holds a degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona. He is a professor at the Tecnocampus Mataró-Maresme Foundation of the Pompeu Fabra University and an associate professor at the School of International Trade.
  • Enric Olcina
    Partner of KPMG
  • Joaquín Ortiz Garcia
    Partner of PWC
  • Rosalía Soler Villa
    Partner of EY
  • Gemma Soligó
    Partner of Grant Thornton
  • Josep Maria Raya
  • Vivian Ventura
    Managing Director 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

The program has a very practical and professional approach that combines theory and practice with a very participatory methodology. Active interaction and intervention by the students is added to the presentation of theoretical concepts by the teachers.

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Connected to the professional world

Throughout the course, real and current practical cases will be discussed and presented which will allow you to apply the concepts learned and thus face the situations that you will encounter in your professional activity.

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Team building

Group work will allow you to share views, knowledge and opinions with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, enriching your academic experience and strengthening your networking.

03

Develop your project

We will assign you a tutor according to the characteristics of your project that will help you develop skills and abilities such as the capacity to plan a process, solve problems, analyse and interpret results, or defend proposals through efficient communication, among others.

Evaluation

The evaluation of the program is continuous and will be carried out based on:

  • Practical cases, exercises and work oriented to business reality
  • Tests of the different subjects
  • Class participation and presentations
  • Class attendance (minimum 80%)
  • Master's Final Project

 

The evaluation activities will be carried out individually and also in a group, promoting teamwork.

Tools

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:

  • Master's Final Project (TFM) or  Postgrad Final Project (TFP)
  • A personal mentor to monitor your final project (TFM or TFP)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops

Professional Future

The program is aimed at young professionals who want to enter the account auditing sector, as well as young professionals who want to grow within this industry and face new professional challenges.

Student profile

In each course, the master brings together young professionals from the fields of Accounting and Finance, Economics or Business Administration or Management.

A heterogeneous class group made up of both national and international students (Latin America, Asia, among others) who share a common goal: quality training and academic experience that prepares them for their professional future.

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Average age

2

Number of years of average professional experience

25%

International students

100%

Recommendation from the last 3 courses

Career opportunities

We train you to guide your professional career towards the Auditing sector, both in the Big4 and in other recognized companies.

Students, once the program is completed, can also focus their professional career towards the accounting and finance department of any company or institution.

The Master offers extracurricular internships in leading companies in the sector, which will boost your opportunities to start your professional future.

  • 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

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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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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    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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