Program

Program

Learning goals

The programme aims to develop the key intellectual skills (e.g. to analyse, synthesize and critically assess complex material, to formulate and defend independent judgments, to conceptualise, to communicate effectively in writing and orally, to demonstrate an awareness of the wider context of the programme of study, to apply general concepts to practical situations).

Graduates will be professionals who will…

  1. Comprehend the ethical and sustainability implications of their decisions.
  2. Analyse and include relevant information to support the decision-making process, based upon the context and knowledge about finance.
  3. Communicate ideas effectively.

Curriculum structure

The curriculum of the Specialisation in Financial Management is structured in two main areas. The first focuses on the analysis and projection of the operation, investment and financing decisions of the company. The second deals with the management of specific financial resources that allow defining policies and making decisions of a financial nature that guarantee the sustainability of the organization in the medium and long term. At the end of the program there is an integrating course that allows the student to use and apply all the knowledge and skills acquired to propose different financial scenarios.

Schedule

Duration: It has a duration of twelve (12) months, divided into five cycles of eight weeks each.

Class days two or three times a week, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and some Saturdays.

 

Academic Cycles for the January 2018-1 Cohort

Cicle

Date

Cicle I

January 22 - March 17

Cicle II

April 02 - May 26

Cicle III

June 05 - July 28

Cicle IV

August 06 - September 29

Cicle V

Octuber 08 - Diciember 01

 

Academic Cycles for the January 2018-2 Cohort

Cicle

Date

Cicle I

August 06 - September 29

Cicle II

Octuber 08 - Deciember 01

Cicle III

January 21 - March 15

Cicle IV

April 01 - May 24

Cicle V

June 03 - July 26

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.
  • Workshop: Several courses within the programme use workshops to practice the concepts through exercises. Financial analysis, Investment analysis, Corporate Finance, etc. use this as a core activity within the course.
  • 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.

The Programme uses several types of methodologies passing from lectures to projects. The mix and variety of methodologies depend on the content and type of course. It is encouraged to professors to privilege the participant centered learning. In that sense there is an active use of case method, simulations, workshops and team work.

Regulations

See the 2017 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