MSc International Financial Management and Control

MSc International Financial Management and Control

The program trains students to pursue a successful career in Financial, Accounting or Control departments of large, medium and start-up companies.

The program prepares students also to operate within financial institutions, auditing and consulting firms. This implies preparing students to analyze complex practical problems, with cutting-edge data-analysis techniques and technologies, and to make managerial decisions, from a plurality of perspectives. Students will be prepared to lead sustainable business development in an international, complex and fast-changing socio-economic context.

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DurationDuration: 18 months   
LanguageLanguage: English   
TuitionFeesPresential: 450 hours   
Appli FeesCredits: 90 ECTS   
CampusCampus: Barcelona   
ModeRhythm: Full-time   
Appli FeesIntake: Sept. 14th   


The program is designed to provide graduates from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds with the technical knowledge, soft skills and transversal competencies that top business recruiters value the most.

Internationally-renowned faculty members and practitioners with an outstanding academic and professional background will guide students to develop their potential, present themselves with confidence to the world’s top companies and pave their professional path without neglecting the multiplicity of aspects that today's society requires for a sustainable and socially-responsible management.

The proximity to real business needs and the practice-oriented innovative teaching methods, including the analysis of real case studies within small and multicultural classes, allow the master to effectively develop professional skills.


Program Calendar

Program Design

This program consists of five learning experiences rigorously designed to develop your managerial and operational skills in your field of professional expertise.

Professional expertise

8 Course units:

1. International financial reporting and analysis
Objective: By the end of this course unit, students will be able to perform a comprehensive financial analysis of domestic or international business. They will also learn how to successfully develop a company's tax plan.

2. Management Accounting and Control
Objective: By the end of this unit, students will have learned how to design, use and monitor the accounting management tools needed to carry out the strategic sustainable aims of the company.

3. Digital Accounting and Data Analytics
Objective: By the end of this unit, students will know how to handle the latest developments at the intersection of accounting, the new digital technology systems, such as ERP programs, and Data Analysis software.

4. Advanced Performance Management
Objective: By the end of this unit, students will have learned how to select and apply strategic Management Accounting techniques in different local and global business contexts to contribute to the planning, control and evaluation of the performance of an organization and its strategic and operational development.

5. Financial strategy
Objective: By the end of this unit, students will be able to understand and implement key financial strategic decisions.

6. Financial management and auditing
Objective: By the end of this unit, students will have learned to set up tools to make short term financial decisions with the goal of maximizing long term value and efficiently managing risks.

7. Corporate Governance and Sustainability
Objective: By the end of this unit, students will be able to analyse the determinants and effects of International Corporate Governance practices on Corporate Finance issues.

8. Research methods in Financial Management and Control
Objective: The course unit gives an overview of research methods in International Financial Management and Control and introduces students to academic writing.

Soft Skills Certificate

Career StarterCertificate designed by 26 professors & leadership and management professionals in collaboration with TBS Career Starter.
“Soft Skills” are intrapersonal and interpersonal skills that create the conditions for a successful and sustainable team and allows to effectively manage your career.

2 Courses units:

Management and leadership skills
Objective: Acquire nine key competencies to lead teams and manage your professional career.

Management and leadership skills

Career agility
Objective: Reveal your talent and make evolutionary choices in accordance with your deep aspirations.

The Career Starter is a support center that helps students define and develop their career project. Through several lectures, workshops, individual tests and coaching sessions, a specialist will support each student from their first questions to looking for the right internship or job.
Coaching: we support you in your reflection on your skills, strengths and areas for improvement. Through personality tests and individual coaching, we link this self-knowledge to your ambitions and career choices.
Personal Branding: you will participate in workshops to build your CV and e-portfolio to best highlight your experiences and skills for your future employers.

Consulting Mission

A unique exercise that is a major asset in your program!
For the account of prestigious TBS partner companies, students, coached by the professors, carry out a strategic diagnosis aiming to analyze its competitive position, then propose strategic and operational recommendations to meet its challenges.

Examples of partner companies
Aerospace Valley, AIRBUS, Cap Gemini, Comtesse du Barry, Continental Automotive, EY, Hilti, Mars Petfoods, Motorola, Thalès, Rockwell & Collins.

Cap Gemini EY Aerospace Valley Airbus
Continental Automotive Comtesse du Barry Hilti Mars
Motorola Thalès Rockwell & Collins  

Master Thesis

Objective: Increase your brain agility to anticipate and solve complex business issues in your field of expertise.

Each student in this MSc program is required to write a dissertation which addresses a current issue in management from an academic or professional perspective in his field of expertise.

The student thus contributes to the study, analysis, formalization and abstraction of the identified problem.

In-company Work experience


Students may carry out an internship in the company of their choice for a period of 3 to 6 months. This internship is not mandatory for the validation of the diploma but allows students to obtain 10 additional ECTS credits.

Professor of Accounting
Department: Management Control, Accounting and Auditing

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Academic requirements:

  • Direct access to MSc:
    • 4-year Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS) or equivalent
    Students with a for 3-year Bachelor Degree or equivalent (180 ECTS). TBS PREPARATORY PROGRAM builds up business and leadership skills in order to help international management students enroll successfully in the TBS Master of Science program of their choice.

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Language level:

  • For programs taught in English: English mother tongue OR TOEFL IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / FCE / CAT 165
  • For programs taught in French: French mother tongue OR B2 OR equivalent

MSC Deadline to apply:

  • Visa required: June 30th
  • No visa required: September 1st

This Master of Science prepares you for the following job categories:

  • Financial Director
  • Controller and Financial Analyst
  • Division Management Controller
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Business Controller
  • Finance and Budget officer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Corporate Controller
  • Global Controller
  • International Corporate Accounting Manager

Fees : starting from 16 500 €.

The cost of this training includes:

  • All academic fees, including business visits.
  • Access to our virtual campus and all online educational resources.
  • Access to career starter services (CV workshop, business forum, etc.)
  • Access to the network of 46,000 alumni.


  • SCHOLARSHIP: TBS is entitled to receive higher education scholarship students: mobility grants, state scholarships, merit scholarships (Eiffel, Marie Curie), TBS Foundation scholarships. (contact the school)
  • PERSONALIZED SCHEDULE: TBS welcomes students who wish to discuss their personal situation. TBS grants payment schedules from 1 to 4 instalments, or by monthly instalments during the course.
  • STUDENT JOBS: our student associations offer paid assignments on behalf of companies or individuals throughout the year.