UPF Barcelona School of Management receives the EOCCS certification for their suite of online courses


We are extending our warm congratulations to UPF Barcelona School of Management, Spain, for receiving the EOCCS certification for the following suite of online courses, that are part of the Master in Accounting and Financial Management:

  • Advanced consolidated financial accounts
  • Stock exchange and financial markets
  • Advanced working capital management
  • Taxation of investment and financing
  • Advanced investments analysis

The five certified courses are part of the school’s Master in Accounting and Financial Management. The programme is mainly taken by qualified professionals in the financial and accounting sector. The primary language of instruction is Spanish and students from Latin America and Spain make up the target audience.

UPF Barcelona School of Management has developed a clear online learning strategy which is aligned with its mission and which also responds to online learning trends. The school is fairly experienced and can be seen as an early adopter of online learning, having created an e-learning department to design online Masters in 2003. Providing a very personalised learning approach makes up the core of their online learning methodology.

Given the current circumstances that boosted the need and interest in online teaching and learning, the school is planning to invest more in the online division than previously planned. Online learning is regarded as a key issue in the school’s internationalisation activities.

Oriol Amat, Dean, UPF Barcelona School of Management, commented: “It’s a great honour for us to have the EOCCS certification for several courses of our Online Master in Accounting and Financial Management. This encourages us to continue working hard on the journey of total quality in our online programmes as well the “on campus” and blended programmes. We really appreciate the EOCCS team for their advice and support.”

Keith Pond, EOCCS Director, congratulated the school by saying: “We would like to praise the institution for their clear strategic plan and considerations for online learning bolstered by the enthusiastic and professional course team. The innovation team, together with e-learning project managers, provide sound support to faculty, and the students can enjoy comprehensive support on the academic, technical and administrative level.”

EOCCS – EFMD Online Course Certification System – provides an international quality benchmark in diverse education landscapes whereby digital technology is applied to teaching and learning. EOCCS gives online courses within universities, business schools, corporate learning organisations and public agencies a top international quality benchmark in the online learning landscape, strengthening not only their market positioning but also allowing for critical self-reflection and peer assessment.

EOCCS has currently 106 certified courses from 22 institutions in 12 countries.

If you would like further information or are interested in your online course taking part, please visit the EOCCS website or contact eoccs@efmdglobal.org.