Master in Finance in Barcelona

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Full Time – 9+3 months;
Part Time – 18+6 months
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Annual Intakes
Master with Finance in Barcelona formats
Face-To-Face | Online
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Tuition fee
€ 13,490*
*an additional annual administrative fee (950 EUR) and registration fee (200 EUR) must be paid.

Master in Finance In Barcelona

Completing a postgraduate diploma in Finance in Barcelona (hereinafter – Master in Finance in Barcelona), equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the dynamic and fast-paced business world, specifically in the areas of finance, economics, and investments. In today's globalized economy, businesses face tough competition, and it is crucial for them to streamline their operations and succeed in their endeavors. Finance managers play a critical role in achieving these goals, making the Master in Finance in Barcelona program an excellent choice for individuals aspiring to pursue this career path.

The Management Master in Finance in Barcelona program offered by GBSB Global focuses on equipping students with a solid foundation in finance, controlling, and accounting, setting them up for success in various fields such as business, banking, investments, and consulting. The curriculum covers essential analytical subjects, including international macroeconomics, statistical analysis, accounting, and corporate finance, among others. This diverse range of topics provides students with the necessary knowledge and expertise to launch a successful career in finance. In addition, the program emphasizes cultural intelligence and awareness, preparing students to work effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

GBSB Global Business School is accredited by the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Education and delivers postgraduate diplomas (a minimum of 62 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 7) face-to-face from our campus in Barcelona, Spain. Once you’ve met the requirements of an exit award, terminate your studies by proceeding to the Master of Science in Management (Finance) (90 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 7) studies, by completing the last quarter of your studies online.

Higher Education Program: Postgraduate Diploma in Finance

Accreditation Status: An officially recognized and state-accredited qualification awarded by GBSB Global Business School, licensed as Higher Education Institution by MFHEA (License number: 2020-012)

MQF/EQF Level: MFHEA deems this qualification to be at Level 7 of the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning

Number of ECTS Credits: A minimum of 62 ECTS

Master of Science (MSc) in Management (Finance) (90 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 7), an officially recognized and state-accredited qualification awarded by GBSB Global Business School in Malta, licensed as Higher Education Institution by MFHEA (License number: 2020-012)

Rankings, Accreditations And Partnerships

Master in Management with Finance in Barcelona ACBSP rankings
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Master in Finance in Barcelona QS Star rankings
Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Business & Management Studies; Employability; Inclusiveness
Master in Management with Finance in Barcelona Higher Education
Accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority
Master in Finance in Barcelona ranked by Forbes
GBSB Global Is Listed Among the Best Business Schools by Forbes


Ivan Mannino, Italy

Ivan Mannino, a Policy Analyst at EY's EMEIA Public Policy Team in Brussels, pursued a Master in Digital Finance because of his keen interest in the innovative and transformative technologies that are driving change in the world today. He believes that as a responsible member of society and a future global leader, it is essential to understand the impact of this digital revolution on financial markets, and utilize this knowledge to create a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive world.

Attending classes at GBSB Global has enabled Ivan to develop a critical mindset and expand his perspectives. He has been influenced by his professors and fellow students from diverse backgrounds around the world, providing him with a broader understanding of the global financial landscape.

Program Highlights

Master in Finance in Barcelona recognized degree
Business school in Barcelona with strong academic partners in finance
Master with Finance in Barcelona experienced professors
International faculty with proven experience in the field
Master in Finance in Barcelona teaching methodology
Industrial visits and workshops delivered by finance experts
Master in Finance on Barcelona diversity
Diverse student body (100+ nationalities)

Program Structure

The Master in Finance in Barcelona program equips students with an extensive understanding and in-depth knowledge of financial economics. The program provides a strong foundation in core financial concepts and allows students to specialize in various areas of interest, such as global operations, asset management, and alternative investments, among others, through a range of elective courses.

The program adopts a learning-by-doing approach, offering numerous practical exercises, case studies, workshops, guest lectures from industry experts, and company visits. This approach helps graduates develop applied skills that are essential for tackling real-world financial challenges, in addition to acquiring a vast theoretical business acumen. GBSB Global's close ties with the international business community create excellent job prospects for program alumni in top financial positions upon graduation.

Interact With Sophisticated Worldwide Financial Management And Procedures

Finance for Management (8 ECTS)
Advanced Corporate Finance (6 ECTS)
Financial Reporting and Analysis (6 ECTS)

  • External Financial Statements and Making Informed Decisions
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Analysis, and Financial Planning and Control
  • Capital Allocation, Retention and Distribution
  • Ratios Related to the Company’s Financial Position and Profitability
  • Financial Disclosures & Risk Assessment, Forecasting, and Decision‐making
  • Financial Valuation & Corporate Valuation Techniques
  • Capital Structure Theories
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Enhance Your Managerial Abilities By Concentrating On Leadership, Digital Transformation, And Operations To Achieve Excellence

Digital Transformation, Innovation and Technology (6 ECTS)
Operations Management (6 ECTS)
Effective Teamwork and Project Management (6 ECTS)

Gain Confidence In Navigating The Global Financial Markets By Comprehending Economic And Geopolitical Factors

Global Financial Markets and Instruments (6 ECTS)

  • Performance of Global Financial Markets in Different Economic and Political Contexts
  • The Role of Capital Markets in Economic Growth
  • Global Fixed-Income Markets
  • Global Equity Markets
  • Derivatives & Risk Management
  • Sourcing Funding from the Capital Markets
  • Investing in Different Types of Financial Instruments

Liaise With International Clients Who Require Financial Expertise

International Banking, Insurance, and Financial Services (6 ECTS)
Asset Management and Alternative Investments (6 ECTS)

  • Financial Services Industry Environment
  • Main Activities of the Banks
  • Performance of Major Financial Organizations
  • The Insurance Industry
  • Types of Insurance Regulation
  • Asset Management and Asset Pricing Models
  • Modern Portfolio Theory
  • Changing Characteristics of the Banking Industry
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Asset Allocation
  • Global Private Equity Business
  • Commodities as an Alternative Investment Strategy
  • Real Estate as an Alternative Investment Strategy

Exhibit Your Proficiency In International Finance And Analysis Through A Comprehensive Final Projeсt

Final Project (Capstone)

The Final Capstone Project is the culminating task for the Master in Finance. The all-encompassing assignment calls for students to get innovative as it assesses all the skills and knowledge attained throughout the program. Students are tasked with detecting a practical challenge within their area of expertise and find logical and appropriate solutions. Sourcing these solutions requires the application of their expertise and knowledge to theoretical or practical models. The proposed solutions are typically interactive and realistic, with the potential to be implemented and utilized in their professional lives or future research and studies.

Go On To Successfully Complete Your Master in Finance By Devising Effective Strategies Through Tactical Management And A Thorough Comprehension Of The Global Economy And Geopolitics

Economics and Geopolitics (6 ECTS) (Online)
Strategic Management and Analytics (8 ECTS) (Online)

  • Principles of Behavioral Economics
  • Geopolitics and Geo-economics Methodologies
  • Causes of Globalization
  • Strategic Management, Planning and Structure
  • Strategic Approaches to Analyzing the Position of an Organization
  • Data and Strategy

Please download the Course Outline below for full program details including module learning outcomes, learning hours, teaching, learning and assessment methods, grading system and pass rates.

Learning Outcomes


  1. Has a comprehensive and critical understanding of the principal current research issues in the specialization area;
  2. Possesses multi-disciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge of management within the domain of the specialization area;
  3. Identifies and evaluates theoretical approaches necessary for planning and decision-making in the specialization area. These include ideas that support the modeling and management of the decisions;
  4. Has relevant knowledge of organizations, and their role in pursuing sustainable business in the context in which they operate and how they are managed in compliance with codes of ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility;
  5. Has a critical understanding of business continuity management including knowledge of possible risks and regulatory environment that can impact business operations;
  6. Identifies and evaluates key issues related to administering the human elements when managing projects such as teamwork, communication, motivation, and diversity;
  7. Has comprehensive knowledge about methods to manage innovation processes and digital technologies that are in demand, and implications of digital technologies for individuals and societies.


  1. Demonstrates capability in using knowledge and skills of the specialization area to make decisions adapt to the fast-changing business environment and to efficiently manage people and projects within the specialization area in order to adopt to fast-changing business environment;
  2. Possesses specialized problem-solving skills in the specialization area required to develop new knowledge and procedures to solve practical problems;
  3. Develops new skills in response to emerging knowledge and techniques in the domain of the specialization area including digital skills and use of modern technologies;
  4. Demonstrates capability in using knowledge and skills of management to conduct research within a specific industry or functional area of personal professional interest, taking into account the need for synthesis, setting objectives, methodological process and application of strategies;
  5. Develops an ability to identify and assess risks relating to the business, digital and financial environment and to design strategies to mitigate specific managerial risks within a specific industry or functional area of personal professional interest;
  6. Monitors and maintains compliance with appropriate business regulations and formulates practical responses to the legal and external environment challenges associated with operating a business within a specific industry or functional area of personal professional interest;
  7. Demonstrates capability in using data referring to business analytics to better forecast and execute business strategies and operations;
  8. Demonstrates specialized knowledge of management that includes reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the execution of the managerial function;
  9. Demonstrates capability in using knowledge and skills of management to conduct research within a specific industry or functional area of personal professional interest, taking into account the need for synthesis, setting objectives, methodological process and application of strategies.


  1. Demonstrates autonomy in the direction of personal development and lifelong learning applicable to the business environment;
  2. Manages and transforms work or study contexts in the field of specialization that are complex and unpredictable and require new strategic approaches;
  3. Has the learning skills to allow continuation to study specialization area in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous;
  4. Creates a research-based diagnosis to problems in management by integrating knowledge from new or interdisciplinary fields chosen as an elective option in the graduate program and makes judgments with incomplete or limited information;
  5. Engages in critical analysis in the area of specialization and demonstrates independent thought, evaluation and problem-solving underpinned by evidence-based arguments;
  6. Takes responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge in a specific industry/functional area of personal professional interest by identifying an existing business problem and by conducting original research."

Please download the Course Outline below for full program details including module learning outcomes, learning hours, teaching, learning and assessment methods, grading system and pass rates.

What You Will Learn

Prepare For A Variety Of Careers In Finance:

Develop your analytical skills and gain knowledge of financial regulations to prepare yourself for a range of career paths in finance.

Increase Your Marketability In The Digital Age:

Acquire the tools and insights necessary to stand out in the competitive and rewarding financial industry, which is increasingly adapting to digital technologies. Whether you choose to work for an international company or a private brokerage firm, opportunities abound and career stability is assured.

Join A Growing Industry:

Earn your Master in Finance in Barcelona and become a trusted advisor, financial consultant, or specialist in financial protection and planning. Despite the challenges faced by the modern generation and global economic setbacks, the financial sector continues to expand in line with technological advancements.

Broaden Your Resume:

Develop a diverse skill set and gain knowledge applicable to a range of financial sectors. The Master in Finance in Barcelona program covers fundamental financial topics and offers specialized courses designed to meet the demands of the next generation.

Career Opportunities

The Master in Finance in Barcelona program offered by GBSB Global is a rigorous course of study that emphasizes global perspectives and ethical principles. Throughout the program, students will build a strong foundation in finance by completing a comprehensive core curriculum, while also having the flexibility to specialize their studies to align with their career objectives. By developing technical skills, students will be equipped to devise inventive solutions for a range of management and financial challenges.

Below are some potential career paths in finance that students may pursue:

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Accountant Or Auditor

An Accountant or Auditor is a professional who helps individuals or organizations manage their finances. They are responsible for preparing and analyzing financial records, ensuring that financial transactions are recorded accurately, and providing advice on financial matters.

Credit Analyst

A Credit Analyst evaluates the financial history of individuals or organizations to determine their creditworthiness and the risk of loaning them money.

Financial Analyst

A Financial Analyst analyzes financial data to help individuals or organizations make investment decisions and improve their financial performance.


In financial markets, Traders purchase and sell securities for personal gain or on behalf of a business or other entity, using economic data and trends to predict the potential success or failure of securities.

Budget Analyst

A Budget Analyst is a professional who develops, monitors, and analyzes financial budgets for individuals or organizations.

Risk Specialist

A Risk Specialist is a financial manager who is trained to identify and analyze potential risks that could cause a business to lose money or pay more for insurance.

Investment Banker

Investment Bankers are financial advisors who help businesses and governments raise money by issuing stocks and bonds, buying and selling companies, and negotiating other financial deals.

Finance Manager

Financial Managers are responsible for creating financial reports, managing investments, and developing long-term plans to ensure the financial health of their organization.

Master Profile

The proposed graduate programme is aimed at applicants who are either:

  • Recent graduates in business, social sciences, and other disciplines from all over the world with strong interest in management and who are looking for a study abroad and/or international experience in a highly diverse environment;
  • Young professionals from all over the world with 2-5 years of experience who work in multinational companies or companies in the phase of international expansion or who wish to change their career focus and are interested to obtain academic knowledge in the area of management with an optional specialisation in a specific area or industry in order to advance their career growth;
  • Mature students and students with non-standard qualifications who do not possess the standard entry qualifications but have relevant skills and experience.

General Characteristics:

  • Recent graduates or young professionals with a Bachelor’s degree at MQF/EQF Level 6 in a relevant field;
  • International students interested in experiencing new cultures;
  • Proficiency in the English language.


To be qualified for admission to Master in Finance in Barcelona, you must:

The entry profile should include one of the following:

  • European three-year initial degree or a recognised equivalent at EQF/MQF Level 6 (180 ECTS minimum);
  • or
  • A foreign undergraduate degree from outside the EHEA equivalent to EQF/MQF Level 6 and 180 ECTS minimum;

Alternative Entry Routes

Alternative entry routes are available for applicants who do not possess the standard entry qualifications but have certain appropriate skills and experience and subject knowledge. These are detailed in the IQA Manual of GBSB Global within the “Policies for Admission of Transfer Students and Recognition of Prior Learning”.

The Admissions Committee may consider applications from suitably qualified students currently attending other universities, applicants who have achieved a lower level award, or applicants seeking admission based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:

  • English as a native language;
  • TOEFL - Minimum score: 213 (computer based), 79/93 (internet based), or 550 (paper based);
  • IELTS - Minimum score: 6.5;
  • Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Minimum score: C1;
  • English as the language of instruction during previous studies in the formal educational system;
  • Internal English level testing at GBSB Global.
Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents
Non-refundable Application Fee
€ 100
Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
€ 200
Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
€ 950
Total Fees
€ 14,640
Tuition Fee per Academic Credit (1 ECTS credit)
€ 163
(Visiting students)

Master’s Program Duration: 3 Quarters + 1 Quarter Online = 12 Months of Studies

A discount may be applied if the student choses to pay
the full amount at the time of program acceptance.

If payments are not paid by the deadlines, a penalty fee of 5% of the remaining tuition amount will be charged.
Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.
Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.