Master in Auditing and Financial Management

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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.

  • Financial Management
  • Auditing
  • Accounting
Next edition
Classes start
27 September, 2021
Program ends
07 July, 2022 (To be confirmed)
Schedule
1st 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.
Language
Spanish
Modality
On-campus
ECTS credits
60
Price
11100 €

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.

 

In addition, you will be recognized as having completed the theoretical access test to the Official Register of Account Auditors (ROAC), considered the gateway to the exercise of this profession.

Why choose this program

01

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.

02

Obtain the ROAC theory test

Completing the master recognizes the theoretical access test to the ROAC (Official Register of Account Auditors), essential to start practicing this profession. Launch your new career plan now.

03

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.

04

Rigorous and complete content

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

05

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.

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.

Admission and enrolment

Accreditations

his is an official master 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).

AQU-10920-EN

Curriculum

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

The master's degree is completed with the preparation of the Master's Final Project, which is carried out during the course at the same time as the lesson activity.

Master's Final Project
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 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.

BSM Inside:

BSM Inside is 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. 

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 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 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

Jordi Perramon Costa

Associate Professor BSM

Faculty

Oriol Amat Salas

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

Llorenç Bagur Femenías

Vice Dean for Faculty of UPF Barcelona School of Management
Director of the Associated Centre (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Barcelona School of Management
Associate Professor BSM

Ramon Bastida Vialcanet

Vice Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer at UPF Barcelona School of Management
Associate Professor BSM

Josep Lluis Boned Torres

Senior Lecturer BSM

Xavier Brun Lozano

Senior Lecturer BSM

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer BSM

Carlos Gómez Ligüerre

Associate Professor UPF

Ana Belén Macho Pérez

Associate Professor UPF

Jordi Perramon Costa

Associate Professor BSM

Francisco Andrés Valle Muñoz

Associate Professor UPF

  • Juan Ramon Aceytuno Mas
    Partner of KPMG
  • 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.
  • Joaquim Castañer Codina
    Associate Professor UPF
    PhD in Law
  • 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).
  • Vanesa Daza Fernández
    PhD from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
    Senior lecturer at Pompeu Fabra University.
    Accreditation issued by AQU.
  • Joaquín Ortiz Garcia
    Partner of PWC
  • Rosalía Soler Villa
    Partner of EY

 

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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01.

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.

02.

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 or postgraduate work to learn by doing
  • A personal mentor to monitor your Master's Final Project (TFM) or Postgraduate Final Project (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.

25

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.


 

  • Audit: External or internal auditor.
  • Financial Management: control departments, cost accounting, financial accounting, 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/Management.

Students with a Diploma in Business Administration and graduates of 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
111/11/202026/11/2020
203/12/202018/12/2020
317/12/202031/12/2020
412/01/202128/01/2021
502/02/202117/02/2021
623/02/202110/03/2021
716/03/202131/03/2021
808/04/202123/04/2021
927/04/202112/05/2021
1013/05/202128/05/2021
1127/05/202111/06/2021
1208/06/202123/06/2021
1322/06/202107/07/2021
1406/07/202121/07/2021
1520/07/202130/07/2021
1602/09/202117/09/2021
1716/09/202101/10/2021
1805/10/202120/10/2021
1921/10/202105/11/2021

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 you may need to submit additional documents.
  • 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 1541.
  • 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.

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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, UPF Barcelona School of Management collaborates with various banks and financial entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links (in Spanish).

Note, however, that in order to benefit from these special conditions you must have a NIE if you are not a European Citizen. Therefore, UPF Barcelona School of Management strongly recommends international students to seek first for students loans at bank entities of their country of origin, or to search for funding opportunities through international entities.

The Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of Catalonia (AGAUR, in Spanish) also offers loans to university students with legal residence in Catalonia through the PREPOST program.

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Official Master's Degree in Auditing and Financial Management
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