What knowledge will I acquire with this Master's?
In this master's, you will acquire the knowledge that will allow you to start developing the professional activity of a financial advisor. It will also prepare you to take the exam for a financial industry professional certification.
Is this degree official according to the regulations required by the European Higher Education Area?
Students who have possession of an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area that empowers in the country issuing the degree for access to Master's degrees.
The preparation of the students will have as objectives:
Obtain an official degree with a high specialization in Financial and Actuarial Economics from a Public University.
Prepare students to obtain international professional certifications such as the European Financial Advisor (European Financial Advisor) and/or the European Financial Planner (European Financial Planner), awarded by the Spanish Association of Financial-Wealth Advisors and Planners, which depends on the European Financial Planning Association (EFPA).
Although the focus of the program is primarily professional and academic, it does not represent an obstacle to accommodate research due to the depth and timeliness of the topics covered.
CG01 - Ability to analyze the economic-financial environment and synthesis the financial markets situation
CG02 - Ability to solve problems related to financial markets
CG03 - Financial information management capacity
CG04 - Critical capacity of the financial situation
CG05 - Independent learning of financial advice
CG06 - Ability to adapt to changing work and financial environments
CG07 - Oral and written communication of financial jargon in the native language
CG08 - Ethical and social commitment in financial work
CG09 - Motivation for quality in financial services
CG10 - Capacity for organization and planning
CG11 - Ability to make financial decisions
CG12 - Interpersonal skills in financial advice
CG13 - Design and Management of financial projects
CG14 - Knowledge of financial computer software.
CG15 - Ability to work as a team in the financial environment
CG16 - Work in pressure environments typical of the financial sector
CG17 - Ability to analyze and search for financial information from specialized sources.
CT01 - Autonomous learning
CT02 - Ethical and social commitment at work
CT03 - Creativity
CE01 - Be able to analyze the economic, monetary, and financial environment, and to evaluate its impact on different markets and the valuation of assets.
CE02 - Know the advances of financial engineering and its implications
CE03 - Know-how financial products are managed, planned, and commercialized
CE04 - Know-how alternative non-financial investments are managed, planned, and commercialized
CE05 - Know-how to handle and interpret statistics and mathematics used in Finance.
CE06 - Know the theory of portfolios and investment selection. From Markowitz to smart algorithms.
CE07 - Know the tax framework and the taxation of different financial assets and products
CE08 - Learn the legal framework that regulates financial activity.
CE09 - Be able to develop a methodology for the analysis and selection of financial assets and products
CE10 - Know the measures and advanced techniques of financial risk management using specific software for measuring financial variables.
CE11 - Will know how to identify and use tools for analysis and investment management, and risk control.
CE12 - Design strategies through derivative products complex structures.
CE13 - Know-how to apply asset allocation techniques and define investment policies
CE14 - Analyze, assess and critically synthesize the financial information of clients
CE15 - Make financial planning with the most advantageous tax treatment for the client.
CE16 - Know-how to establish a procedure to define the financial needs of a client according to their personal situation and future plans.
CE17 - Design and control a customized financial plan according to the client's risk profile.
CE18 - Detect and evaluate potential clients
CE19 - Manage the various measures of profitability and results
CE20 - Know the different techniques for communicating results and be able to use the most appropriate mechanism or tool at all times.
CE21 - Use information and communication technologies in the different areas of finance and the economy
CE22 - Define objectives, strategies, and trade policies
CE23 - Carry out complete personalized financial advice.
CE24 - Know the handling of advanced financial literature.
The requirements for access to the proposed degree are according to article 16, Royal Decree 1393/2007, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, of July 2:
To access the official Master's degrees, it will be necessary to hold an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution belonging to another State that is part of the European Higher Education Area that empowers there to access teachings of Master.
Likewise, graduates in accordance with educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area will be able to access without having their qualifications approved, after verification by the University that they accredit a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and empower in the country issuing the degree for access to postgraduate education. Access by this means will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree that the interested party is in possession, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of taking the Master's degrees.
General access criteria:
The specific degrees that will facilitate access to the Master are the following, included in the bilingual and online modality:
Bachelor or Degree in Business Administration and Management
Degree in Financial and Actuarial Economics
Degree in Accounting and Finance
Bachelor or Degree in Economics
Diploma in Business Sciences
Degree in Engineering or Industrial Organization
Double degrees in Law and Business Administration
Other degrees or official titles that include finance or business economics in their study plan.
Conditions or special access tests:
Where appropriate, if necessary, assessment of the student's curriculum, taking into account their professional experience, their projection in relation to the objectives of the master, as well as their academic record.
In the event that the demand for candidates for the University Master exceeds the supply of places, the person in charge of the Master will take into account the student's academic record, the affinity of the degree that is accessed with the University Master studies, the knowledge related to it, professional experience in the financial field, as well as the candidate's level of English.
In the case of foreign students, they must prove a sufficient level of the Spanish language through a personal or telephone interview with the Master's Management.
The criteria for and admission procedures will not vary so much if the master is done in person or not in person.
Offer of places: 100 places. If the minimum number of students foreseen is not reached in a course, the University may choose not to open the teaching group.
Ethical and financial foundations
Analysis of the economic environment and financial markets
Fixed income securities market
Equity stock market
Financial advice and planning
Internships in companies
Final Master's Project