Online Postgraduate 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
03 November, 2021
Classes end
19 April, 2022
Program ends
26 April, 2022
Language
Spanish
Modality
Online
ECTS credits
15
Price
2650 €

The objective of the Online Postgraduate Course in Financial Management 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.

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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 Online Postgraduate Course in Financial Management 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 Online 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 Online 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

Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer BSM

Faculty

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

Xavier Brun Lozano

Senior Lecturer BSM

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer BSM

Carmen Jover Díaz

Lecturer BSM

Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer BSM

Joan Anton Ros Guasch

Senior 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).

Methodology

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 day-to-day management and the achievement of your academic goals, the program is structured into subjects, with which you will acquire knowledge, and instrumental and aptitude skills.

All this, while having 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 can combine it with your work and personal life, making the most of the time you have for it.

01.

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.

02.

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.

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 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.

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. 

 

Professional Future

The Online 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 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.

32

Average age

8

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 3341.
  • 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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Online Postgraduate Course in Financial Management
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Language: Spanish
Price: 2650
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