Train at the highest professional level in accounting and finance. Acquire the knowledge and managerial skills to lead these areas in all types of companies and organizations. You can specialize in Corporate Finance, Controlling or International Finance and Accounting. All this with the advantages of online training.
The main objective of the Online Official Master's Degree in Accounting and Financial Management at UPF Barcelona School of Management is to train leaders in financial management at the highest level. You will become an expert professional, with the managerial skills to lead or advise the financial and accounting department of companies or institutions.
You will acquire the skills needed to align the evolution of the economic and financial environment with the financial strategy of your company. In addition, you will master current specialties that are in great demand, so that you can focus your career in the field that interests you the most: Controlling, Corporate Finance, or International Finance and Accounting.
During the course you will gain a strategic vision of the latest customer management, treasury, and financial management techniques. You will be trained to make decisions on the design and implementation of capitalization, indebtedness, and dividend policies. And you will learn to choose financing instruments according to the different needs of the company.
In addition, in the Corporate Finance specialization, you will have the opportunity to obtain a double degree with Montpellier University - MOMA (France).
The Online Official Master's Degree in Accounting and Financial Management 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.
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.
The Online Official Master's Degree in Accounting and Financial Management offers you a double experience: on the one hand, the maximum academic and professional rigour in managerial and financial management skills. And, on the other, the advantages of online training: flexibility, dynamism, interconnection, and personalization.
You will train with renowned professors from the UPF, whose Department of Economics and Business is no. 1 in Spain, 3rd in Europe and 46th in the world, according to Times Higher Education. You will also learn and practice with renowned active professionals who will provide you with their knowledge and experience.
Our master’s degree guarantees fast access to the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) accreditations, widely recognized institutions for the international accreditation of professionals in management & accounting, financial accounting, and management accounting.
At the end of the master’s degree you will be able to take the exam to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) accreditation, a prestigious international recognition, for which we offer two scholarships in each course.
In addition, you can participate in the CFA Research Challenge, a university competition between more than 1,000 teams from around the world.
The master’s degree is made up of four modules. The first three modules are common in all three specializations. The fourth and last module of the master’s degree is the specialization, which you can choose depending on the field in which you want to develop your professional activity.
Master and lead the design and implementation of financial policies, strategic planning, and optimal decision-making for treasury, financing, and investment.
Specialize as controller. You will define and operationalize the company's strategy in the coordination of business operations: analytical accounting, advanced financial planning, and sector analysis.
Focus on international companies. You will deal in depth with basic aspects such as international accounting regulations, the financial management of multinationals, and international taxation. The last module of this specialty is taught in English.
The master’s degree is aimed at:
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 Accounting and Financial Management is an official master's degree 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).
The master provides access to the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) accreditations.
The Master in its online modality has also obtained the EFMD's EOCCS certification in five of its subjects, a quality-driven international certification system that endorses the excellence of the online education.
The Online Official Master's Degree in Accounting and Financial Management is online training that is structured into four modules. The first three modules are common and are made up of compulsory subjects. The fourth module is the specialization and on offer are a series of optional subjects from which three must be chosen.
The master's degree is rounded off with the professional internships and the preparation of the Master's Final Projects which are developed during the course, in parallel to the teaching activity.
Includes curricular practices.
This type of internship is part of the academic content of the program as a complement to the teaching activity and is carried out at a time compatible with the master's. They are one more subject that you must pass to be awarded the degree.
Internships are supervised by the Professional Careers Service. We will assign you an internship manager who will advise you, propose offers, manage your agreement and be your contact person throughout your internship. Remember that the ultimate managers of the selection process are the companies and organizations themselves..
In the Master's Final Project you must apply the knowledge acquired in the various subjects of the program to the business world.
The Master's degree gives accelerated access to the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) credentials, two of the most internationally recognized institutions for accrediting professionals in management & accounting, financial accounting and management accounting
Its contents mean that once you finish the master, you are prepared to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. There will be 2 scholarships available to access the CFA exam.
The Online Master in Accounting and Financial Management also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:
After completing the program, and depending on their specialization, students will be awarded with the following degrees:
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 title. This rate varies annually and the rate in force at the time of application for the degree will be applied.
The teaching team of the Online Official Master's Degree in Accounting and Financial Management brings two complementary visions to the program:
At the UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model, whose objective is to place you as a participant at the centre of the process and to be the owner of the development of your learning.
To facilitate your day-to-day management and to achieve the 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 competencies combining training with your work and personal life, making the most of the time you have for it.
We rely on materials in various formats to make your experience more motivating and challenging: videos, case studies, content maps, and downloadable resources. These materials are designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, so that you have the latest knowledge, skills, and tools at your fingertips to take your career to the next level.
Participation and discussion with your classmates and teachers are essential and enriching for the collaborative learning process. For this reason, we will provide you with different tools and ways to connect, such as the Discussion Forum, where you can propose new discussion topics, comment on, and respond to proposals provided by the teacher or answer interesting comments.
Through videoconference sessions with the expert teacher or special guests, you will be able to ask questions, discuss your learning, and connect in real time as if you were all in the same place. To ensure the flexibility of the training, we record the sessions so that you can refer to them if you have not been able to connect.
You will have the support of the expert tutor, who will guide you through each didactic unit; the help of the coordinator and the program manager in 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.
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.
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.
This online master’s degree is aimed at all those professionals who want to grow and develop in accounting or financial departments. From young graduates to qualified professionals who want to take on new challenges and responsibilities in economic-financial management.
You will share a virtual classroom and network with active professionals who have a background similar to yours (Accounting and Finance, Economics, and Business Administration).
Students of national and international origin who are looking, like you, for flexible quality training that allows them to combine their work and personal life with obtaining an academic degree. Some interesting facts about the average participant's profile:
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This master’s degree enables you to consolidate your professional career in accounting and finance departments, the consulting sector, and corporate finance. You will also be able to further your professional career in financial departments, by acquiring new managerial skills.
The master's degree includes curricular internships that will boost your prospects of a professional start. Internships can be validated if the participant has 2 years of experience in the field.
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.
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.
You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator.
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