Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Management 

Acquire the knowledge, techniques, and skills to lead and manage the financial department of any company or organization.

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Strategy
Next edition
Classes start
13 December, 2021 (To be confirmed)
Program ends
23 May, 2022 (To be confirmed)
Schedule
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2 pm once a month and some Fridays from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Language
Spanish
Modality
Blended Learning
ECTS credits
15
Price
2700 €

The objective of the Postgraduate Course in Financial Management (Blended Learning) is to train professionals who are experts in finance so that they are capable of directing a financial department of a company or organization.

Throughout the course you will acquire the necessary knowledge to define the financial strategy of the company in the short, medium, and long term, while discovering the elements necessary to make optimal investment and financing decisions. You will also learn to analyse financial statements, systems, and Spanish, European and international financial markets. Likewise, you will influence key aspects for the management of a financial department such as the estimation of financial needs, debt, self-financing, and dividend policies or company valuation methods, among others.

At the end of the postgraduate course you will be able to know how to relate the evolution of the economic and financial environment with the financial strategy of the company. You will master the techniques of client management, treasury, and long-term finance. You will learn the elements necessary to make optimal investment and financing decisions.

Collaborators:

Why choose this program

01

We adapt to you

We offer the same program, content, and academic qualification in three different modalities: on-campus, blended, and online. This is how we adapt to your personal and professional situation.

02

Learn from a prestigious teaching team

You will train with professors from the UPF Economics and Business area and also with recognized professionals who will contribute their knowledge and experience to apply theory to practice.

03

Expand your training

If at the end of the postgraduate course you want to continue expanding on your training, you will be able to take the Master in Accounting and Financial Management at UPF-BSM, with the postgraduate credits obtained being recognized.

Who is it for?

The program is aimed at university graduates, preferably in the field of business administration and management, economics, and accounting and finance, who want to specialize in the financial field, as well as professionals with financial experience and knowledge who want or need to update it, expand on it, or study in depth.

Admission and enrolment

Curriculum

The Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Management is structured into 5 subjects, the last of which includes the completion of a Postgraduate Final Project.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Comprehensive analysis of companies (includes Postgraduate Final Project)
  • 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.
  • Postgraduate Final Project: participants will integrate the various subjects of the program. This will allow, on the one hand, the application of knowledge acquired to the business world and, on the other hand, to enrich the vision that the student has of the concepts they are learning throughout the program.

Qualification obtained

Once you have passed the program, you will be awarded the degree of Curso de Postgrado en Dirección Financiera, issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.

Faculty

The teaching team for the Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Management is made up of professors from the UPF Economics and Business area and professionals from the sector, who guarantee the UPF-BSM's teaching rigour.

Academic directors

Ramon Bastida Vialcanet

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

Faculty

Ramon Bastida Vialcanet

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

Andrei Boar Boar

Teaching  BSM

Xavier Brun Lozano

Senior Lecturer BSM

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer BSM

Carmen Jover Díaz

Lecturer BSM

Miquel Planiol Ribera

Lecturer BSM

Antonio Valls Roig

Lecturer BSM

  • Oriol Amat Salas
    Full professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at UPF and UPF-BSM
    PhD in Economics (UAB). Degree and MBA in Business Administration
  • 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).
  • Albert Soler
    Executive Director Credit Risk at Caixabank
    MBA from ESADE.Degree in Economics and Businesses Sciences from the University of Barcelona. 

Methodology

The approach is very practical and professional. The blended methodology is highly participatory and combines face-to-face sessions with distance learning.

  • In the face-to-face sessions:
  • There will be a theoretical-practical session on the subject.
  • The material to be prepared for the next session will be delivered.
  • Generally a multiple choice test will be carried out, with the aim of reviewing the concepts worked at home.
  • Practical cases that have been prepared in advance will be discussed.
  • Concepts will be clarified.
     

Between one face-to-face session and the next, the academic team will be available to support and facilitate the student's learning process.

01.

It adapts to you

Compatible with your professional and personal life, face-to-face classes one Saturday morning a month and some Friday afternoons, combined with remote work.

02.

Connect with the professional world

Throughout the course, practical, real, and current case studies will be discussed and presented, which allow you to apply the concepts learned and thus face the situations that you will find yourself in during your professional activity.

03.

Team building

Group activities will allow you to share vision, knowledge, and opinions with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, enriching your academic experience and strengthening your network of contacts.

Evaluation

The evaluation of the program will be based on:

  • Practical cases and work oriented to business reality
  • Test exercises
  • Postgraduate Final Project
  • Class participation
  • Class attendance (80% of face-to-face sessions)

Tools

The combination of online learning and face-to-face sessions favours the balance between theory and practice in a flexible learning process. The various multimedia resources that are made available to the student allow them to acquire knowledge in a self-regulated manner and the face-to-face sessions seek to put them into practice with active methodologies.

You will have:

  • Digital resources and audiovisual blocks for online learning
  • Face-to-face sessions with active methodologies for transferable learning
  • 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)

Professional Future

The Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Management is aimed at all those professionals who want to grow and develop in a financial department, whether they are young graduates who want to start their careers, or graduated professionals who want to take on new challenges and responsibilities in this area of vital importance in any company.

Student profile

You will share the classroom with young professionals who come from the fields of Accounting and Finance, Economics, or Business Administration, and also with professionals from the sector who want to increase their knowledge in order to apply it in their workplaces.

In the classroom there will be the students from the Master's in Accounting and Financial Management and the postgraduate students.

31

Average age

7

Average number of years of professional experience

Career opportunities

The postgraduate program trains students to be able to focus their professional careers in the financial field, either developing their activity in the financial department of a company or as an external financial advisor or consultant.


  • Director of accounting/finance department
  • Business advisor on accounting, financial, and management issues
  • Business consultant
  • Risk analyst in financial department
  • Staff/middle management in financial department of multinational

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?

A university degree is needed to apply.

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:

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.
Application rounds 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

  • 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 3340.
  • 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.

Grants and discounts

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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Postgraduate Course in Financial Management
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Price: 2700
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Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Management