From the new challenges posed by the recently overcame global financial crisis, to the new ways companies confront them, financial trends shape the world in which we live.

The demand for outstanding financial professionals is constantly growing. Companies demand managers with proven skills to understand these new scenarios, boost the corporate growth, diversify revenue streams and raise capital.

The current competitive landscape requires different level of an efficient financial approach to management, combining both a solid understanding of the managerial implications of the corporate financial structure, an updated perspective of the evolution of economic agents and regulators, and an in-depth analysis and monitoring of the financial KPIs of the business model. ASPIRE’s Master in Finance is willing to train an outstanding generation of new managers to successfully face these challenges.

Why study MESM at Aspire Business School?

The ASPIRE Master in Finance combines cutting-edge theoretical frameworks with an applied perspective of the day-to-day managerial implications of the financial roles. Our faculty members have an extended experience in a variety of industries and types of companies, from startups to big, consolidated players to offer the best possible learning experience in the vibrant city of Barcelona.

The Aspire’s MSME focuses on a set complimentary goals.

  • Provide participants with a solid understanding of the new financial trends, competitors and regulations required for today’s competitive landscape
  • Reinforce the theoretical guidelines required for a new generation of professionals to successfully incorporate the financial perspective in their everyday operations
  • Incorporate a solid financial training for middle managers and top managers alike
  • Be in contact with new types of venture capital companies and alternative financial tools

The methodology used in the programs of ASPIRE is based on the combination of practical training and theoretical knowledge, and further requires the active participation of students with their opinions and views. Based on this, all participants are encouraged to analyze and solve case studies based on real and simulated business situations for training purposes.

The Student participation and teamwork are an essential element in the development of the program. This deepens and enriches the training, as it complements the diversity of opinions and experiences of the participants. In this sense, good teamwork is essential in the development, preparation and presentation of the Business Plan as the FMT project in which all the skills and knowledge acquired during the development of the program are integrated. The project encourages the ability to develop strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of the Student.

Using a virtual campus provides permanent access to all the resources needed for learning, in addition to update information on the planning of courses, assessment of student progress and direct contact with the teaching staff.

TypeSubjectSEMESTERECTSCourseECTSHOURS
Core
Foundations
1st
4
Principle of Accounting218
CoreFinancial Mathematics218
Core
Managerial Finance
1st
5
Economic Environment327
CoreManagerial Economics327
CorePrinciple of Finance327
CoreFundamentals of Financial Statements218
Core
Core Financial Decisions
1st-2nd
16
Financing and Investment Analysis327
CoreControlling and Project Management436
CoreInternational Finance327
CoreCorporate Finance327
CoreRisk Management218
CoreCash Management19
Core
Financial Specialization
2nd
6
Merger and Acquisition218
CoreFinancial Reporting and Analysis218
CoreEntrepreneurial Finance218
CoreReal Estate Finance327
International Markets and Financial Tools436
CoreFinal Master Thesis2nd16Final Master Thesis16
AreaRequired (minimum)Documentation
AcademicInternational-NON Eu students: BA, BSc, BScIT, BSc Engineering,.EU & UK Students: Bachelor Degree. For UK students, BA and BSc holders (mandatory enrollment for   preparatory courses may apply)Certified copy of degree
Work Experience3 year working experience, considerin internshipsLetter of reference from employer
English ProficiencyIELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all components)TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5TOEFL (internet-based): overall score between 87-109 with component scores of at least 20.Cambridge English First (FCE)Applicants from a recognized majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.(If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.)Certified copy of title.

EU

Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)200 EUR
Tuition Fee for the Program (60 ECTS credits)10,000 EUR
Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)
Minimum Advance tuition Payment5,000 EUR

NEU

Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)200 EUR
Tuition Fee for the Program (60 ECTS credits)14,000 EUR
Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)
Minimum Advance tuition Payment7,000 EUR
  • Master´s Program Duration: = One Academic Year
  • A 10% discount may be applied if the student chooses to pay the full amount at the time of program acceptance.
  • *Payment installment plans are available. Please contact EU's Administration Department for further details.

Scholarship

Aspire is committed to provide students with global education, and we believe that financing can help attract best-in-class students who are ambitious and deserve a merit-based scholarship. For incoming students, these scholarships are granted after careful consideration, including academic merit and the social-economic status of a student. The amount awarded is at the discretion of Aspire Business School Barcelona administration but cannot exceed 50% of the annual tuition fees of the program. All national, international and transfer students are eligible for the following grants. You can apply for ONE scholarship only, so we recommend that you review the conditions of each option carefully.

Women in STEM Scholarship

Open to: WIS Scholarship is awarded to exceptional female candidates whose academic and professional merits help them to demonstrated leadership in their community, academic institution, or place of work.

Candidates will be considered based on their Personal Statement where the applicants will need to describe how pursuing the studies at Aspire will affect their career and personal life. Candidates should also describe their understanding of why women must be part of business life.

Merit Scholarship

Open to: Students who can demonstrate excellent academic or professional results related to the career of their choice.

Candidates will be considered based on recommendation letters from former professors or colleagues and on their Personal Statement where the applicants will need to describe how pursuing the studies at ABS will affect their career and personal life. Candidates should also describe how the academic merit and professional success has provided them with leadership potential.

Please choose your scholarship and then email the completed corresponding application form to your admissions officer or at admissions@aspirebarcelona.eu with the rest of the documents required for admission. Please also include:

A copy of your most current CV or provide us with a brief history of your previous employment or work placements/internships.

Please attach any relevant supporting documents to strengthen your application (e.g. job references, professors’ references, transcripts). All references and any supporting documentation must be sent as part of your full application.

Through the ASPIRE’s MF participants shall be prepared to face their future careers as financial experts, freelances, or CFOs. At the end of their study period, participants might typically consider a career in the following work fields:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • CFOs
  • Specialized consultants
  • Venture Capitalists
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