Postgraduate Course in Corporate Finance

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Acquire the knowledge and resources necessary to design and apply the most appropriate financial policies for the objectives of any company or organization, relating the financial function to corporate objectives.

  • Foreign exchange
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions

Next edition

Classes start: 13 March, 2023 (To be confirmed)

Program ends: 07 July, 2023 (To be confirmed)

Modality

On-campus

Language

Spanish

ECTS credits

15

Schedule

One, two, or three afternoons a week, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Price

2500 €

With the Postgraduate in Corporate Finance you will know and master the financing policies of companies, the valuation, and the relationship between the company and the market.

During the course you will learn about the latest financing instruments and you will learn to apply them according to the needs of each company. You will learn how to design and implement capitalization, indebtedness, and dividend policies, learn what company valuation methods are and how to apply them, and how to manage merger or acquisition operations.

The Postgraduate in Corporate Finance 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.

Collaborators:

Associació Catalana de Comptabilitat i Direcció

Why choose this program

01

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.

02

Prestigious teaching team with a double didactic approach

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

03

Adapted to you

The same program, content, and qualification is offered in three different modalities (face-to-face, blended, and online) so you can adapt it to your personal and professional situation.

04

Expand your training

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

Who is it for?

The program is aimed at university graduates preferably in the field of Business Administration and Management, Economics, 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 upon it, or understand it in-depth.

The program is advanced training, so it is important to have previous training or experience in the sector.

Admission and enrolment
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Curriculum

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.

New financial instruments
  • Exchange (IPO, OPA, etc.)
  • Bond issue
  • Hybrids
  • Syndicated loans
  • Project finance
  • Asset securitization
  • Private Equity (venture capital)
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
Futures, options, and currencies
  • Futures
  • Options
  • Swaps
  • European and international financial system
  • Foreign currency investment and financing operations
New trends in Finance
  • Digitization of finances
  • Blockchain fundamentals
  • Principles on which cryptocurrencies are based
  • Other aspects
Postgraduate Final Project
Postgraduate Final Project

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.

Qualification obtained

Once you have passed the program, you will obtain an electronic degree (e-Título) for the Curso de Postgrado en Finanzas Corporativas 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.

Faculty

The teaching team 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.

Academic directors

Llorenç Bagur Femenías
Llorenç Bagur Femenías

Associate Professor UPF-BSM
Dean

Faculty

Llorenç Bagur Femenías

Associate Professor UPF-BSM
Dean

Ramon Bastida Vialcanet

Associate Professor UPF-BSM
Vice Dean for Knowledge Transfer

Xavier Brun Lozano

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Marc Oliveras Villanueva

Lecturer UPF-BSM

Luz Parrondo Tort

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Director of the Academic Department of Finance & Control

Ernest Solé Udina

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM

Methodology

The program has a very practical and professional approach. Theory and practice are combined with a very participatory methodology. The interaction and active intervention of the students is added to the presentation of theoretical concepts by the teachers.

01.

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.

02.

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.

03.

Active participation

Faced with the practical exercises, students will have to propose the solution they feel is most appropriate by applying the knowledge that they have acquired.

Evaluation

The evaluation of the program is continuous and will be carried out based on:

  • Practical cases, exercises, and work oriented to business reality
  • Tests of the different subjects
  • Participation and presentations in class
  • Attendance in class (minimum of 80%)
  • Postgraduate Final Project

The evaluation activities will be carried out individually and also in a group, promoting teamwork.

Tools

Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills and achieve learning which is transferable to work.

You will have:

  • 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)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops

Professional Future

The program is aimed at all those professionals with experience in the field of Accounting and Finance who want to take on new challenges and responsibilities in this area.

Student profile

You will share the 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.

The students of the Master in Accounting and Financial Management and the postgraduate students will be in the classroom together.

28

Average age

5

Average number of years of professional experience

Career opportunities

The postgraduate course is advanced training that delves into the main aspects of Corporate Finance to focus professional careers in this field, the financial field, either developing the 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 in order 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
230/11/202215/12/2022
315/12/202210/01/2023

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 3167.
  • 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

Postgraduate Course in Corporate Finance

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