Program

Program

Objetives

Through the Specialization in Financial Management, students will:

  • Learn to interpret the financial information and indicators of a business in any decision area.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the financial resources of a company.
  • Understand and assess the financial performance of a company and identify policies that promote sustainable growth.

Curriculum

The curriculum of the Specialization in Financial Management is structured around two core concepts. The first focuses on the analysis and projection of operational, investment, and financing decisions of companies. The second concerns the management of specific financial resources that allow for the defining of policies and the making of financial decisions that ensure the sustainability of the organization in the medium and long term. At the end of the program, students take an integrated course in which they must apply all of their new knowledge and skills as they are faced with different financial scenarios.

 

Academic Cycles for the January 2015 Cohort

 

Cicle Date
Cicle I January 13 - March 7, 2015
Cicle II March 16 - May 16, 2015
Cicle III May 25 - July 18, 2015
Cicle IV July 27 - September 19, 2015
Cicle V September 28 - November 21, 2015


Group work or online activities may also be scheduled before, during, or after these cycles.

Academic Cycles for the July 2015 Cohort

Cicle Date
Cicle I July 27 - September 19, 2015
Cicle II September 28 - November 21, 2015
Cicle III September 28 - November 21, 2015
Cicle IV March - May 2016
Cicle V May - July 2016


Group work or online activities may also be scheduled before, during, or after these cycles.

Academic Cycles for the January 2016 Cohort

Cicle Date
Cicle I January - March 2016
Cicle II March - May 2016
Cicle III May - July 2016
Cicle IV July - September 2016
Ciclo V September - November 2016


Group work or online activities may also be scheduled before, during, or after these cycles.

Teaching Approaches

Instead of being limited to a single teaching approach, each course in the graduate programs of the School of Management combines different methodologies in varying proportions for optimal learning outcomes.

  • Master Classes: These classes are focused on theoretical approaches that professors bring to life with examples in order to improve student understanding of subjects.
  • Case Studies: Both national and international case studies allow students to look at different areas of organizations in real situations through interaction with peers and professors, which develops critical and analytical thinking abilities in addition to communication, argumentative, and persuasion skills.
  • Workshops: By means of practical exercises, the capabilities and skills of participants in specific areas are strengthened.
  • Reports and Projects: In each course, students are faced with the need to find information, analyze concepts, and make decisions, aiding them in the incorporation of research methodologies into management processes.
  • Simulation Games: Participants embark on the exercise of creating a strategy and implementing different mechanisms and tools to then advance and monitor its execution. Students learn about the risks that are inherent in the decision-making process and how to estimate them, as well as the impact of corrective measures. Management simulation software allows for the effective integration and consideration of most areas of an organization, their interrelationships, and their complexities when implementing a strategy.

Regulations

See the 2015 General Regulations for Specialization Students here.


Professional Development

Graduates of this specialization may go on to work in roles such as:

  • Family estate planner
  • Chief financial officer
  • Trust asset manager
  • Trust manager
  • Investment banking vice president of support
  • Director of investment projects
  • Financial institution relationship manager
  • New business financial dealer
  • NGO/Nonprofit financial consultant
  • Investment banking associate