Online Master in Accounting and Financial Management

27 APR 2021
Early-bird

5% discount available to applications submitted before 27/04/21 

Train as an expert professional in accounting and finance with managerial skills, and specialize in Corporate Finance, Controlling or International Finance.

  • Financial Management
  • Finance
  • Accounting
Next edition
Classes start
06 October, 2021 (To be confirmed)
Program ends
03 January, 2023 (To be confirmed)
Language
Spanish
Modality
Online
Price
8200 €

The main objective of the Online Master in Accounting and Financial Management at UPF Barcelona School of Management is to train expert professionals online with the necessary managerial skills to be able to successfully manage the accounting and financial department of any company or institution.

You will acquire the essential knowledge for aligning the evolution of the economic and financial environment with the financial strategy of any organization. In addition, you will master the specialties of Controlling, Corporate Finance, and International Finance and Accounting, which allow you to focus your professional career on the field that interests you the most.

Throughout the course you will learn the latest techniques for customer management, treasury, business management and long-term financial management. You will delve into the design and implementation of capitalization, indebtedness, and dividend policies and you will learn to choose those financing instruments that best suit the 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).

 

Collaborators:

Why choose this program

01

Choose the modality that suits you

We offer the same program, content, and academic qualification in 3 different modalities: on-campus, blended and online. You can choose the modality that suits your personal and professional situation.

 The program is also offered entirely in English.

02

Learn from industry professionals

You will train with UPF professors, whose Department of Economics and Business has been rated 1st in Spain, 3rd in Europe and 46th in the world, by Times Higher Education. You will also train with recognized active professionals who will contribute their knowledge and experience in applying theory to practice.

03

Access to CIMA, ACCA, and CFA credentials

Completing the master's degree gives you 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. At the end of the Master, you can also take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

04

Undertake your internship in top-level entities

You will be able to undertake professional internships in prominent companies such as Danone, VidaCaixa, E&Y, Boehringer Ingelheim, or Nestlé, among others.

05

Be part of a long history

More than 1,000 students trained throughout its more than 20 courses guarantee the success and solidity of this master's degree.

Specializations

The master is made up of 4 modules. The first 3 are transversal, that is, they are common in the three specialties. The last module of the master is the specialty, which you can choose depending on the field in which you want to develop your professional activity.

  • Corporate finance

    Master the design and implementation of financial policies, strategic planning, and optimal decision-making regarding financing and investment.

  • Controlling

    Specialize in the controller function. Learn to define and operationalize company strategy and co-ordinate business operations such as analytical accounting, advanced financial planning, and sector analysis.

  • International Finance and Accounting

    Focus on companies with an international presence. You will deal in depth with basic aspects such as international accounting regulations, the financial management of multinationals or international taxation. 25% of this specialization is taught in English.

Who is it for?

Aimed at both young graduates in the field of Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, and Finance or Management, as well as graduate professionals who currently work in departments related to accounting and financial management.

Admission and enrolment

Accreditations

We are an Institutionally Accredited Centre of the Quality Agency of the University System of Catalonia (AQU Catalunya). This credential certifies all official university master's degrees that we teach and recognizes the quality of our educational model. AQU Catalunya guarantees the quality of higher education, its international recognition, and its approach to social and labour needs.

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.

AQU-10920-ENACCA logoCFA InstituteCIMA logoEFMD EOCCS

Curriculum

The Online Master in Accounting and Financial Management is structured into 4 differentiated modules, the first 3 modules are common and are made up of compulsory subjects. The 4th module is the specialization: a series of optional subjects are offered from which you must choose 3. 

The Master's degree is completed with the professional internships and the preparation of the Master's Final Project, which are developed during the course, at the same time as the teaching activity.

Financial Accounting

New trends in Financial Accounting and international accounting standards
  • Critical vision with a comparative approach at the international level of accounting regulations (General Accounting Plan and International Financial Information Standards, General Accounting Plan for SMEs and Microenterprise Regime).
  • Comparison with US GAAP regulations.
  • Review of the latest research on accounting regulations and international accounting. Analysis of the latest trends and repercussions for the company.
  • ICAC sanctioning procedures.
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Consolidation of Advanced Balance Sheets
  • Relevance of the consolidation of balance sheets in the cases of groups of companies
  • Rules for preparing the consolidated annual accounts
  • Formulation of consolidated accounts of corporations and groups of companies
  • Comparison with international regulations. Review of the latest research on balance sheet consolidation.
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Advanced audit
  • Analysis of recent changes in the legislation on auditing of accounts
  • Critical vision with an international comparative approach of auditing regulations
  • Auditing principles and standards
  • Audit procedures. Audit reports. ICAC sanctioning procedures
  • Internal audit and internal control
  • Comparison with international regulations
  • Review of the latest audit research
  • Analysis of the latest trends and repercussions for companies and for audit firms. Special reference to the responsibility of the auditors.
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Accounting Management and Management Control

Business analysis I
  • Current status of academic research and business practice in financial statement analysis
  • Equity and financial analysis. Discriminant analysis. One-dimensional and multidimensional models
  • Analysis of working capital. The relationship between working capital needs and actual working capital. Latest trends in working capital management
  • Comprehensive analysis
  • Analysis of the ability to generate profits, value and growth
  • Comprehensive diagnosis of the company. Sensitivity analysis
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Strategic cost management
  • Relationships between cost accounting and financial accounting
  • Current state of academic research and business practice on costs, with special emphasis on the different cost systems used by companies in the current context
  • Activity-based cost management
  • Relations with integrated information systems and other functional areas of the company
  • Strategic cost management
  • New trends in cost accounting
  • Latest academic research on the subject
  • Cost models of high growth companies
  • New approaches to cost reduction. The low-cost model, quality and non-quality costs. Environmental costs. Consequences of cost reduction approaches in the company
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Budget management and control
  • Relations with integrated information systems and other functional areas of the company
  • Standard costs and variance analysis models
  • Practical implementation of budget control models
  • Review of the literature on new trends in budget control and management beyond budgets
  • Budget management models of high-growth companies by sectors
  • Link between strategy and control system
  • Choice of monetary and non-monetary indicators
  • Design of scorecards (balanced scorecard)
  • Human aspects of management control
  • Review of the literature on new trends in management control and foreseeable evolution of control in organizations
  • Management control models in high growth companies
  • Design of control systems that minimize the perverse effects of management control
  • Case studies of successful companies and of failed companies.
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Financial Management

Stock market and markets
  • Analysis of real operations traded in financial markets through the application of fundamental and technical analysis
  • Review of the literature on analysis models of financial markets and stock investments
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Advanced working capital management
  • Study of good practices in treasury management (cash pooling, centres of excellence, etc.)
  • Current status of academic research and business practice in cash management and credit management.
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Fiscal aspects of finance
  • Optimization of the fiscal situation of the company through the management and planning of taxes that affect it
  • Organizational aspects related to the fiscal dimension of finances
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Higher level investment evaluation
  • Relations between investment policy and company financing
  • Alternatives to fill the deficiencies of the different methods
  • Choosing the most appropriate investment evaluation methods taking into account qualitative, fiscal, and organizational aspects and optimizing investment financing decisions 
  • Good investment evaluation practices in high-growth companies and special sectors
  • Project finance.
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Strategy and Finance
  • Latest trends in qualitative analysis of the company
  • Current status of academic research and business practice in the field of business analysis and analysis of consolidated accounts
  • Formulation of predictive models based on ratios (insolvency prediction techniques)
  • Design of credit scoring and rating models
  • Analysis of specific sectors
  • Analysis of high growth companies, long-lived companies, failed companies and other types of relevant companies.
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Finance system
  • Relationships between financing policy and financial instruments
  • Analysis of the impact of the macroeconomic environment and the behaviour of the intervening agents in the economic-financial situation of the company
  • Review of the literature and the latest professional trends in the financial system
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Financial management
  • Corporate finance: latest trends
  • Current status of academic research and business practice in financial management
  • Application of business valuation methods to real cases. Advantages and disadvantages depending on the sector and the company analysed
  • Latest trends in business valuation and policies for value creation
  • The perverse effects of value creation policies
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Controlling Specialization (choose 3)

IT tools for optimizing management control
  • Excel applied to accounting and finance.
  • How to implement ERP successfully.
  • Latest trends in IT tools for optimizing management control.
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Internal control
  • Corporate governance
  • Management of corporate risk
  • Design of risk maps
  • Circuit and process design
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Advanced management control
  • Incentive systems
  • Process redesign
  • Beyond budgeting
  • Project controlling
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International Controlling (in English)
  • Management control systems to evaluate the performance in multinational corporations
  • Effective decision making in international business
  • Controlling subsidiaries
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New trends in Finance **
  • Digitization of finances
  • Blockchain fundamentals
  • Principles on which cryptocurrencies are based
  • Other aspects
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Corporate Finance Specialization (choose 3)

New financial instruments
  • Exchange (IPO, OPA, etc.)
  • Bond issue
  • Hybrids
  • Syndicated loans
  • Project finance
  • Asset securitization
  • Private Equity (venture capital)
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Fusions and acquisitions
  • Concept, type and process of acquisition, merger and spin-off operations.
  • Due diligence
  • Negotiation and closing of the operation
  • Post-sale management.
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Futures, options and currencies
  • Futures
  • Options
  • Swaps
  • European and international financial system.
  • Investment and financing operations in currencies.
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International finance (in English, choose 3)
  • International finance management
  • Treasury management
  • Foreign exchange and cash flow hedge
  • Enterprise risk management
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New trends in Finance
  • Digitization of finances
  • Blockchain fundamentals
  • Principles on which cryptocurrencies are based
  • Other aspects
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International Finance and Accounting Specialization (in English, choose 3)

International Controlling
  • Management control systems to evaluate the performance in multinational corporations
  • Effective decision making in international business.
  • Controlling subsidiaries
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International Financial Reporting Standards. Advanced Level I
  • IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment
  • IAS 40 Investment Property
  • IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting
  • IAS 12 Income Taxes
  • IAS 23 Borrowing Costs
  • IFRS 5 Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations
  • IFRS 16 Leases
  • IAS 38 Intangible Assets
  • IAS 36 Impairment of Assets
  • IAS 2 Inventories
  • IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • IFRS 2 Share-based Payment
  • IFRS 8 Operating Segments
  • IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures
  • IAS 33 Earnings Per Share.
International Financial Reporting Standards. Advanced Level II
  • IAS 19 Employee Benefits
  • IFRS 3 Business Combinations
  • IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements
  • IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures
  • IAS 21 The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates
  • IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures
  • IAS 20 Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure
  • IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements
  • IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements
  • IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities
  • IFRS 9 Financial Instruments
  • IAS 29 Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies
  • IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards.
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International Taxation
  • Introduction and taxation systems
  • Taxes and jurisdictions
  • Transfer pricing
  • Legal tax avoidance schemes to take advantage of low tax countries
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International finance
  • International finance management
  • Treasury management
  • Foreign exchange and cash flow hedge
  • Enterprise risk management
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Professional Internships

Professional Internships

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..

Master's Final Project

Master's Final Project

In the Master's Final Project you must apply the knowledge acquired in the various subjects of the program to the business world.

Complementary activities

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.

Qualification obtained

After completing the program, and depending on their specialization, students will be awarded with the following degrees:

  • Máster Universitario en Dirección Financiera y Contable de la Empresa. Especialidad en Finanzas Corporativas, issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Máster Universitario en Dirección Financiera y Contable de la Empresa. Especialidad en Controlling, issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Máster Universitario en Dirección Financiera y Contable de la Empresa. Especialidad en International Finance and Accounting, 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 title. This rate varies annually and the rate in force at the time of application for the degree will be applied.

Note: Elective courses will be carried out in case of reaching a minimum number of enrolled students. The final offer for each academic year may be adapted depending on the academic planning. 

Faculty

Academic directors

Oriol Amat Salas

Academic Adviser

Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer BSM

Faculty

Oriol Amat Salas

Academic Adviser

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
Senior Lecturer BSM

Josep Lluis Boned Torres

Senior Lecturer BSM

Xavier Brun Lozano

Senior Lecturer BSM

Jordi de Falguera Martinez Alarcon

Associate Professor UPF-BSM

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer BSM

Carmen Jover Díaz

Lecturer BSM

Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer BSM

Jordi Perramon Costa

Associate Professor BSM

Joan Anton Ros Guasch

Senior Lecturer BSM

Ernest Solé Udina

Senior Lecturer BSM

  • Tomàs Casanovas Martínez

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

  • 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.

  • Pau Guerrero Vilà

Corporate Financial Director at Cervino Corporation.
Executive MBA from IESE.
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He also holds a Bachelor in Administration and Business Management and a Bachelor in Law from Pompeu Fabra University.

  • Xavier Olsina Pau

Degree in Economics and Businesses Sciences from the University of Barcelona.
He was Treasury Manager at ENDESA, SEAT Volkswagen and AGBAR Group. Founding member of ASSET (the Spanish Association of Corporate Finance Officers and Treasurers).

  • Víctor Vera Vinardell

Financial Director at Orange Catalunya.
Economist and Chartered Accountant. International Business Development at Essec. 

Methodology

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.

01.

Didactic and interactive teaching materials

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.

02.

Active and collaborative learning

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.

03.

Streaming sessions with experts

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.

04.

Personalized support

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.

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. 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

This online course is aimed at all those professionals who want to grow and develop in an accounting or financial department, whether they are young graduates who want to start their careers, or graduated professionals who want to take on new challenges, control management, and responsibilities in this area of vital importance in any company.

Student profile

You will share a virtual classroom with active professionals with a common background (Accounting and Finance, Economics, or Business Administration), from different national and international origins, who are looking for flexible quality training, which allows them to combine their work and personal life with an academic degree.

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Average age

7

Number of years of average professional experience

94%

Employability rate of the last 4 courses

100%

Recommendations concerning the last 3 courses

40%

International students

Career opportunities

We train you on the master to direct your professional career to accounting and financial management departments, and the consulting sector and Corporate Finance.

The master includes curricular internships. They can be recognized with 2 years of experience in the field.

  • Director of accounting or finance department
  • Business advisor on accounting, financial and management issues
  • Business consultant
  • Risk analyst in financial department
  • Internal Auditor
  • Staff/middle management in financial department of multinational
  • Controller functions
  • General Director

 

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.

The evaluation of the candidates will be based on a presentation document in which the candidates will state their motivations for studying the master's degree and their professional goals.

Knowledge of English (only for the International Finance Specialization).

An official certificate is needed demonstrating a level of English that meets any of the following requirements:

  • TOEFL CBT: > 235
  • TOEFL PBT: > 575
  • TOEFL IBT: > 100
  • CAE: C1 Advanced
  • IELTS: > 6.5
  • Duolingo: > 115 (accepted during the academic years 2020–21 and 2021–22)
     

Candidates who have English as their native language do not have to submit a certificate.

Candidates who have completed their university studies in English must submit a document proving that the language of the studies was English.

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
    • Official english level certificate (check admission requirements)
    • 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 .
  • 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.

Talent Scholarship

Apply for one of our Talent Scholarships, specifically awarded to master students who can demonstrate an exceptional academic, professional or personal trajectory.

Beca UPF-BSM

Apply for one of our UPF-BSM Scholarships, awarded specifically to Pompeu Fabra University students with a good academic record.

Social Value Scholarships

UPF Barcelona School of Management, for this next academic year, and aiming at the commitment for social welfare, offers the Social Value Scholarships with the objective of supporting and favoring the groups that the School considers a priority. Enter and consult the details.

Grants and discounts

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.

 

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.

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.

Early Bird discount

Discount available to applications submitted before the stated deadline.

ACCID discount

Members of the ACCID will have a 10% discount on the registration fee. 

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).

Funding

Financing simulator

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

Go to the simulator

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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