*(The European degree is earned by means of the validation of academic credits in Management Masters from de Alcalá Global School).
Executive Master in Financial Management (FMM)
Awarded by Westfield Business School under license No. 4569 from the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education in the State of Florida, USA.
Our Master provides the student with a strong foundation in the principles and practice of analysis, based on accounting and finance techniques, featuring a triple bottom line thinking framework. Ancillary tools as strategy, marketing and production processes are also part of the program. Those disciplines give to the student a broader perspective to understand the complete financial cycle in a company, and the necessary combination of financial profitability, and positive impact on society and the environment.
The final product is the whole comprehension of economic issues relevant to decide the financial aspects that any company has to do either to overcome a crisis or manage success, while at the same time seeking a positive impact in society and the environment.
Why to Choose Our Masters?
You will train to become an innovative leader who inspires your community and impact your society in a positive way.
The case study methodology encourages an experiential learning in which you will be an active and important part in the decision making process.
Our methodology is a priority and it is strengthened by a technological component developed in service of said methodology.
We offer higher management education, founded in the person as the origin and focus of every action taken.
APPLICATION TO A REAL CASE
The Final Project follows a Project – based learning approach consisting of an application to a real case of the concepts studied throughout the program
A SHARED EXPERIENCE
You will take part in a class with professionals from different parts of the world, with whom you will share experiences, challenges, and intense discussions.
YOU HAVE THE MAIN ROLE
As the main character , your work experience and your participation in the forum will be a great asset which you will see enriched in the classroom by interacting and sharing experiences with your classmates.
THE PRACTITIONER AS DRIVING FORCE
The Practitioner participates actively, does follow-up, and makes you question reality by contrasting your way of thinking with the rest of the participants’.
EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Our own online platform created and developed to give you quality learning.
The content has been developed after an important analysis and synthesis work and through a differential style that would make you question what you have read.
The case study methodology will make you face a real-life business situation, whose purpose is to make you understand what challenges and opportunities must happen after analyzing the pertaining information.
WORK IN A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT
THE ONLINE CASE STUDY METHODOLOGY
In each class, the experiences starts with a question “What’s the problem?”. The answer is then built as a group in a conversation between Practitioner and students. A collaborative environment facilitates interaction. Said interaction is not based on isolated answers to a question that has been asked. It is about a dynamic discussion guided by the Practitioner and in which every intervention by the students counts.
INDIVIDUAL CASE STUDY PREPARATION
Read the case study carefully, reflect, and analyze the problem presented to you.
FORUM DISCUSSION MODERATED BY THE PRACTITIONER
They allow you to get to know different points of view. This is the tool which allows the jump between knowledge and managerial experience.
This is the moment in which you put together the experience lived in the forum into a synthesis.
Learn from experience and build based on it.
- YOU WILL REINFORCE
Your skill in the decision-making process from a holistic, high management in a competitive global environment
- YOU WILL DEVELOP
And strengthen your leadership skills in the implementation of improvement dynamics and will encourage a change in the culture within the organization.
- YOU WILL IDENTIFY
Opportunities, and will create and push innovative projects and will lead challenges in an ongoing, uncertain business environment.
Characteristics of the Executive Master in Financial Management
February – June – October
NUMBER OF CRETDITS:
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Business Administration 20%
Engineering and Telecommunications 56%
Economics and Finance 11%
Other Degrees 13%
Head Department 42%
Supervision and Coordination 13%
Average Work Experience
30 years old
- A first study block “Tracking the Being”
- A second study block “Core”
- A third study block “Specialization”
Tracking the Being
This is the first part at the beginning of the masters. Once students are enrolled in the school, they receive a personalized service which is flexible to their calendars. “Tracking the Being” has four stages, whose main objective is to develop all the necessary skills to achieve the highest results and to develop the attitudes that any person would need to manage and lead projects to success.
It starts as soon as the student is enrolled in the School and it ends right before they start their Business Plan within the core studies. It is thought so that the student can adapt their studies and evaluations load to their availability, as well as the training in they would have to eventually take in their studies.
Stages of Tracking the BEING:
- Life Plan
- Learning Style
- Management Skills
The Executive Master in Financial Management has 31 hours/credit per semester.
The program is divided into three theoretical parts and a final practical one. The three parts are:
Accounting techniques and Financial Analysis: The techniques used by professional accounting bodies such as ACCA and ACA based on the technical regulatory authority NIIF are studied and applied to real companies and situations.
Different aspects of management such as strategy and marketing as well as operative areas are analyzed, establishing a global vision of the challenges that a company faces. Different models and perspectives are also analysed in order to get to know other areas from a company in order to assess the quantitative and qualitative impact they may have from a financial point of view.
Real cases analysis. Private companies are studied, analyzed and assessed using accounting, financial, and management techniques. Projections are done in order to introduce different scenarios.
Practical Case/Final Project
The student has to prepare a practical case/final project taking the knowledge they have acquired as basis. The final project is individual and its purpose is to analyze a real case in a company, business, or a similar one in the financial world.
The course is structured in four stages:
Picking up an idea
In which students identify and develop the business opportunity.
Strategic and Feasibility Plan
In which students determine the technical feasibility of the business opportunity and develop the necessary procedures and strategies in order to transform the opportunity into a concrete business project.
In which students determine the project’s economic and financial feasibility.
Executive Summary and Final Presentation
In which the students present their business project to a hypothetical group of investors who will have to assess it. The students will then be entrepreneurs who have a Business Plan and they need financing for. The faculty will be the group of investors who will decide whether they will invest in the project or not.
Program Breakdown by Course
Management and Financial Accounting
Part 1. Management Accounting
Part 2. Financial Accounting
Part 1. Quantitative Methods: Mathematics and Statistics
Part 2. Risks Management
Financial Statement Analysis
Part 1. Business Analysis
Part 2. Valuation and Performance Business
Part 3. Advanced Financial Analysis, Mergers and Acquisitions
Part 1. Business Strategy
Part 2. Triple Bottom Line Thinking
Budget Management & Strategic Analysis
Part 1. Triple Bottom Line thinking
Part 2. Budget Management
Part 1. Corporative Finance
Part 2. Advanced Corporate Finance
Part 1. Business Strategy
Part 2. Strategic Decision – Making
Part 1. Economic Environment
Part 2. Operations Management
Residence: Strategy Implementation
Final Postgraduate Project
With the objective of strengthen the students’ management and practical leadership skills in the Strategic and Policy Management in a company, the masters is complemented with advance courses in general management.
The courses deepen in management in the processes of defining and developing a business strategy as well as in the executives’ leadership skills in a company in a comprehensive way. Begin successful demands to things: that the organization is perceived as leading outside and that the manager is a leader in the inside. This is what we could call the business vision and the government vision.
The courses are developed in a face-to-face, intensive way, with a combination of methodologies, including preparing and discussing concretes situations in business (case study methodology), workshops, role playing, among others, all of them focused on each session’s objective.
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The students must have a Bachelor’s degree and/or an engineering degree.
Fill in the application and hand in all the required documents.
This program is addressed to people holding Bachelor Degrees and/or engineers with a minimum of two years of managerial experience.
It is recommended to have quantitative abilities, prior studies in accounting and finance and/or specific work experience in the field besides the skills to apply technical aspects to real-life business situations filled with high uncertainty and under a different perspective.
For more information, click on the Admissions link in Home.
- Online Application
- Curriculum Vitae and minimum requirements
- Personal Interview
- Committee Evaluation
- Communication of the Decision
Rates and Student Help
The cost of the tuition for the Executive Master in Finance Management is 11.500 USD
We want to help you take part in the program. For this reason, the School has a few options for you in order to help you cover part of the cost of the masters as well as different financing alternatives.
The institution also offers a limited number of 25 partial scholarships per year, which are granted merit-based to qualified students from the masters. These scholarship cover thirty percent (30%) of the student’s tuition fees.