Online Postgraduate Course in Controlling
Train yourself to develop the role of Controller in a financial department and learn to identify how to make the company's strategy operational in business operations.
Start program: 20 April, 2023 (To be confirmed)
End program: 26 July, 2023 (To be confirmed)
Specialize as a Financial Controller with the Online Postgraduate Course in Controlling at UPF Barcelona School of Management and learn to competently perform all of the role's functions, specializing in analytical accounting and advanced financial planning.
Throughout the course you will learn to develop the internal control function of a company, to master and know how to choose and implement the most advanced management control processes and techniques according to the needs of the company and its objectives, as well as to use the computer tools necessary to perform this function.
The Online Postgraduate Course in Controlling 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
Study at an accredited school
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.
Prestigious teaching team with a double didactic approach
You will train with professors from the UPF Economics and Business area and with recognized active professionals who will contribute their knowledge and experience to apply theory to practice.
Adapted to you
The same program, contents and academic qualification, offered in three different modalities (face-to-face, blended, and online) so that you can adapt it to your personal and professional situation.
Expand your training
If at the end of the postgraduate course you want to continue expanding your training, you can take the Master in Accounting and Financial Management at UPF-BSM with the credits obtained being recognized.
Who is it for?
The program is aimed at university graduates preferably from the environment of business administration and management, economics, and accounting and finance, who want to specialize in the accounting field, as well as professionals with financial experience and knowledge who want or need to update it, expand on it, or look at it in depth.
The program is advanced training, so it is important to have previous training and/or experience in the sector.
The Postgraduate course consists of 4 subjects and is complemented by a Final Project in which the student applies the knowledge of the content acquired during the course.
- Corporate governance
- Management of corporate risks
- Design of risk maps
- Circuit and process design
- Incentive systems
- Process redesign
- Beyond budgeting
- Project controlling
- Excel applied to accounting and finance
- How to implement an ERP successfully
- Latest trends in computer tools for optimizing management control
- Digitization of finances
- Blockchain fundamentals
- Principles on which cryptocurrencies are based
- Other aspects
This subject is intended for students to show that they have internalized the content developed during postgraduate studies and that they are capable of applying them in different environments. It is a project that seeks to integrate all or several of the subjects developed during the postgraduate course.
The Online Postgraduate Course in Controlling also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:
- 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.
Once you have passed the program, you will obtain an electronic degree (e-Título) for the Curso de Postgrado en Controlling, issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.
The e-Título is an authentic digital degree, issued in pdf format and electronically signed, with the same legal validity as if it were in paper format.
The teaching team for the Online Postgraduate Course in Controlling is made up of professors from the UPF Economics and Business area and professionals from the sector, with the guarantee of the UPF-BSM's teaching rigour.
Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director
Associate Professor UPF-BSM
Vice Dean for Knowledge Transfer
Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director
At the UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model, which aims to place the participant at the centre of the process so that they are the owner of their learning process.
To facilitate your day-to-day management and the achievement of 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.
Interactive teaching materials
Various materials and formats will make your experience more motivating: videos, case studies, content maps, and downloadable resources. Designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, they put at your disposal the latest knowledge, skills, and tools to take your career to the next level.
Active and collaborative learning
Participation and discussion with your colleagues and teachers are essential for the collaborative learning process. We will provide you with various tools such as the Discussion Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions presented by the teacher or give feedback on interesting comments.
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.
You will have the support of the expert tutor, who will guide you through each didactic unit; the help of the co-ordinator 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 your search for professional opportunities.
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 program is aimed at all those professionals with experience in the field of Accounting and Finance who want to specialize in the role of Controller.
You will share a virtual classroom with professionals who come from the fields of Accounting and Finance, Economics, or Business Administration, who want to deepen their knowledge in order to apply it in their jobs.
Average number of years of professional experience
The Online Postgraduate Course in Controlling is advanced training that delves into all the techniques that a Controller requires to professionally face a workplace such as this.
- Director of accounting/finance department
- Business advisor on accounting, financial, and management issues
- Business consultant
- Risk analyst in financial department
- Internal Auditor
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?
You need to be a university graduate.
Other candidates without the required university degree may take part in the selection process by virtue of their academic or professional merits, and the place of work they occupy.
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 the following form.
Application for admission
Complete your application within the next admission rounds:
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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
- 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.
Application rounds are subject to the number of places available on the program.
- 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.
- Registration 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.
- 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 3171.
- The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.
Grants, scholarships and financing
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.
Grants and discounts
Online Postgraduate Course in Controlling