Master in economic and financial direction


Program Description


This Master enables you to:

  • Know how to analyze a company through its financial statements;
  • Know the financial information systems;
  • Handle analytical accounting tools to make the best decisions in the business;
  • Properly master the methodology to analyze all types of investments and make the best decisions;
  • Analyze the main novelties of the General Accounting Plan: changes in shareholders' equity and cash flows;
  • Use management control as an aid to business management;
  • Provide the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the Human Resources area for the future development of the organization;
  • To effectively manage the process of information and repercussion of the same;
  • Know the different systems of relation with the client as well as their application in current models.

Software licenses included:

IMF Business School, in partnership and collaboration with SAGE, a leading enterprise management software company, offers students, at no cost, educational licenses for the following programs:

  • Sage Contaplus

Access Requirements

Bachelor's or equivalent professional experience


Licensed or with professional experience who wish to develop their professional career in the financial area of ââcompanies, banks, etc., and with the objective of assuming functions of maximum corporate responsibility


Module I

Fundamentals of Accounting

  1. Accounting as an Information System
  2. Asset analysis
  3. Accounting Normalization
  4. Theory of accounts and accounting documents
  5. The accounting cycle. Results and accounting for the year
  6. Tangible Fixed Assets
  7. Intangible fixed assets
  8. Inventory
  9. Debtors and credits
  10. Creditors and debts to third parties
  11. The Value Added Tax (VAT)
  12. Treasury
  13. Financial investments
  14. Own funds
  15. Annual Accounts

Module II

Management Accounting and Decision Making

  1. Financial Accounting and Analytical Accounting
  2. Concept of cost and classification
  3. Neutral point, contribution margin and leverage
  4. Cost systems
  5. Standard cost and budget

Module III

How to Evaluate the Financial Health of a Company

  1. Collection management
  2. Sectoral analysis and company strategy
  3. Analysis by ratios
  4. Profitability ratios
  5. Liquidity ratios
  6. Solvency ratios
  7. Efficiency Ratios

Module IV

General Accounting Plan

  1. Concepts
  2. Annual Accounts
  3. Tangible Fixed Assets
  4. Intangible fixed assets
  5. Real Estate
  6. Inventories and revenue recognition
  7. Foreign exchange and foreign currency
  8. Provisions and contingencies
  9. Grants, donations and assets received
  10. Changes in accounting criteria, errors and accounting estimates
  11. Financial instruments

Module V

How to Manage a Company Financially

  1. Fundamentals of financial management
  2. Current assets
  3. Value Management
  4. Long-term financial management
  5. Business Banking

Module VI

How to Analyze an Investment Project

  1. Financial math
  2. Investment analysis
  3. Fixed income market
  4. Variable income market
  5. Foreign exchange market
  6. Derivatives Market

Module VII

Control of Management and Direction of a Company

  1. Management control and strategic direction
  2. Organization of the financial department and functions of the financial director
  3. Planning and budgetary control
  4. Control indicators and tools
  5. Control panel
  6. Information systems, key to management

Module VIII

Management of Human Resources and Management Competencies

  1. Company organization and change management
  2. Strategic planning
  3. Performance evaluation
  4. Management of training
  5. Wage policy and compensation systems
  6. Management skills I: teamwork, leadership and motivation
  7. Management skills II: conducting meetings and negotiation techniques
  8. People Management Control Panel

Module IX

Direction of Information Systems and Control

  1. Introduction to Information Systems
  2. Strategic management of information systems
  3. Implementation of information systems in the company
  4. Management of business change due to information and communication technologies
  5. Information and communication technologies in decision-making
  6. Application of ICT in the enterprise
  7. Integrated management systems

Module X

Master's Final Work


English course

Basic, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate or Advanced
The student can choose one of the four levels


The Master in Management and Economic-Financial offers a totally flexible methodology adapted to your needs, regardless of geographical location or availability of time.

E-Learning Methodology: All content will be available on the campus virtual campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without any mandatory schedule so it becomes extremely flexible. In this way, it is easy to reconcile an active professional life with an excellent academic formation.

All contents are updated with great technical rigor, are easy to understand and have a clear practical vocation.

The IMF Business School offers its students:

  • Personal tutorials (chat, phone, email)
  • Webinars
  • Discussion and discussion groups through forums and chats
  • Self evaluation tests
  • Case studies and documentation
  • Possibility of live lessons
  • Virtual Library


Continuous evaluation as one advances in the study of the Master in Economic and Financial Direction. Each module is evaluated through the combination of online exams and case study development.

Obtaining the double degree, Master IMF Business School + Master Camilo José Cela University, is subject to overcoming all modules.


The Course Tutors Panel is comprised primarily of corporate and academic professionals who can pass on to students real work experience and practical examples from their experience in business activity.

Download the programmatic content to know the Panel of Tutors.

Career Opportunities

At the end of our Master in Economic and Financial Management is prepared to exercise as:

  • CFO
  • Director General
  • Head of Department or Manager of the Financial Department
  • Financial Advisor or Tax Advisor
  • Advisor and Consultant
  • Consultant and Trainer
  • Manager
Last updated December 2019

About the School

O IMF Portugal é uma sociedade comercial de Direito Português inserida no grupo IMF Business School, e a sua atividade dirige-se aos Países de Língua Oficial Portuguesa. O IMF Portugal tem como objeto ... Read More

O IMF Portugal é uma sociedade comercial de Direito Português inserida no grupo IMF Business School, e a sua atividade dirige-se aos Países de Língua Oficial Portuguesa. O IMF Portugal tem como objeto o exercício das atividades de representação, divulgação, promoção e comercialização em Portugal e nos demais Países de Língua Portuguesa, cursos ministrados por instituições que prestam formação à distância (e-learning), Universidades, Politécnicos e Escolas, sejam nacionais ou estrangeiros. Read less
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