Online specialization course in New Financial Instruments

There are various options that a company or investor can choose when they need to resort to external financing. Thanks to this course you will understand which options to choose depending on the financing needs and the operation that you want to finance. The focus will be on Project Finance, but without neglecting other alternatives such as bonds, private equity, syndicated loans and IO/takeover, among others.

  • Project Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Syndicated Operations
Next edition
Classes start
19 May, 2021
Program ends
22 June, 2021
ECTS credits
300 €

The objective of the Online Specialization Course in New Financial Instruments is to offer an overview and help better understand the implications of the different financing options that can be used when carrying out a specific project. 

During the course, the different existing alternatives will be analysed in depth so that you will be able to choose the best option in a real situation, while understanding the implications, benefits and risks that you will have to face.

The course will offer an in-depth analysis of Project Finance operations for large-scale projects, providing all the details from the beginning to the end of the operation as well as the analysis of the risk matrix and mitigating factors, the application of covenants and the Basel III regulatory framework. 

Other financing alternatives will also be discussed, such as fixed income through bonds and hybrid instruments, asset securitization, syndicated operations and financing through Private Equity funds. 

The program content and structure is as follows:

  1. Bonds and hybrid instruments
  2. Introduction to Project Finance
  3. The Project Finance risk matrix and mitigating factors
  4. Waterfall payments and Project Finance base case
  5. Most common clauses in Project Finance contracts
  6. Introduction to syndicated operations
  7. Asset securitization
  8. Private Equity funds and companies

The content will be imparted theoretically but applied to real cases of success and failure in financing operations. 

By the end, you will be able to better understand day-to-day operations and evaluate the risks and benefits of financing using the different alternatives. You will also be able to integrate the concepts into your Financial Management knowledge, so as to apply them to companies of any sector or size.

Once you have passed the program, you will obtain the certificate of Curso en Nuevos Instrumentos Financieros, issued by UPF Barcelona School of Management.

Why choose this program


Applied approach to Project Finance, other financing options

Thanks to this program you will have a more complete view of all financing options available and especially regarding Project Finance. In addition to all the theoretical content, real situations in which the different products and financing options could be applied will be analysed.


Expand your training at the end of the course


This course entitles you to transfer 3 ECTS toward the Master in Accounting and Financial Management or the Postgraduate Course in Corporate Finance.


Adapted to you

Its online methodology gives you the flexibility to cover its content and undergo the necessary evaluations at your convenience.



You will be in permanent contact with lecturers and classmates through the forum and webinar sessions, where you can ask questions, share experiences and generate new contacts.


Prestigious qualification

You will obtain a qualification endorsed by the international prestige of Pompeu Fabra University which will allow you stand out and take on new professional challenges.

Who is it for?

The program is mainly aimed at professionals in the financial sector, project analyst investors, promoters and entrepreneurs interested in better understanding the different financing alternatives. 

The group of participants is mostly made up of:

  •  Promoters and entrepreneurs
  •  Investment banking employees
  •  Finance directors
  •  Financial consultants 
  •  Investors 
Admission and enrolment




Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer BSM


  • Tomàs Casanovas Martínez

Master of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde - Glasgow 
President of the company ENERSIDE


At UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model whose objective is to place you as the participant at the heart of the process so that you have control over the way you learn.  

To help you with your day-to-day management and to achieve your academic goals, you will have 24/7 access to the virtual environment so you can study at your own pace without a fixed timetable.

This will allow you to acquire key knowledge and skills while combining your education with your work and personal life, allowing you to make the most of the time you have available.  


Interactive teaching resources

Resources in different formats will provide you with a more motivating experience: videos, interactive material, links and downloadable resources. Designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, putting the latest knowledge, skills, and tools at your fingertips so you can take your career to the next level.


Collaborative learning

Participation and discussion with your classmates and lecturers are essential to the learning process. We will provide you with various resources such as the Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions asked by the lecturer or respond to interesting comments.


Streaming sessions with experts

Videoconferences sessions with the expert lecturer or special guests will allow you to ask questions, discuss what you have learned and connect in real time as if you were all in the same place. To guarantee flexibility, we will record the sessions to make them available to you for subsequent consultation.


Personalized support

You will have both the support of the expert lecturer, who will guide you through the contents and answer your questions, as well as the program manager who will accompany you in the day-to-day running of the program and facilitate access to the different services.


Your evaluation during the program will be established and corrected under the quality criteria required for all UPF Barcelona School of Management programs, which guarantees their academic value and recognition.

Your evaluation during the program will be carried out online based on the following:

  • Test of your knowledge
  • Delivery of practical activities


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. The completion of activities and the Master's Final Project or Postgraduate Final Project is oriented towards professional practice for a high-impact professional transfer.


Professional Future

Admission and enrolment

The admission and enrolment process for this course consists of a few simple steps.

Who can apply?

The online specialization courses are aimed at professionals who want to acquire new specific skills to expand their knowledge and improve their professional career.

How to apply?

To enrol in this program, you must read and accept the Contract Terms and Conditions and fill in the registration form.

The following steps need to be taken to register for the course:

1. Fill in the admission application form. You will receive a username and password to access the eSecretaría platform.
2. On the platform, upload a scanned copy of your ID (both sides).
3. Go to the "Enrolment" section to pay for the course by credit card or bank transfer.

In certain cases, additional documentation may be requested. 

The application is subject to the availability of places.

Application for admission
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New Financial Instruments
Modality: Distancia
Language: Spanish

Online specialization course in New Financial Instruments