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The Final Master's Project consists in the completion and public defense of documentary work that demonstrates acquisition of the competencies, abilities, and knowledge presented throughout the program. This work deals with a specific issue related to material from the program curriculum.
The final master's work consists of the documentary and public defense of the competences, skills and knowledge acquired in the studies carried out and will deal with a specific topic related to some or some of the subjects that make up the curriculum.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Capacity to analyze and synthesize the available information: Study the problems associated with a financial/accounting case, article, or situation, summarize and compile that most relevant, and assess the possible strategic alternatives and its tax incidence in a changing environment.
- Ability to organize and plan the available resources: Know how to establish the organizational and functional structure of the entity, as well as the strategic management process designed to optimize the entity's economic/financial resources.
- Capability of expressing technical and ethical opinions on professional activity: Know how to apply acquired knowledge to professional practice such that economic/financial information allows making technical judgments that include reflection on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the tasks of accounting and financial management.
- Ability to identify, interpret, and resolve problems in unfamiliar environments: Cope with relative ease in complex situations within the business environment and characterized by changes in financial markets and adaptation to accounting and tax regulations, providing solutions and making decisions.
- Communication and teamwork skills: Clearly communicate financial strategies, accounting criteria, the taxation consequences of the profession, as well as the rationale and knowledge sustaining them, to specialized and unspecialized audiences. Collaborate and cooperate with the team, providing the best knowledge on financial/accounting matters, and accept and appreciate differences of accounting criteria and financial strategies with others.
- Ability to identify relationships and associations in data analysis in a business environment.
- Ability to design, construct, validate, and criticize simple and composite indicators in an economic and business environment that facilitate the decision making process.
- Ability to apply statistical sampling techniques in auditing annual accounts.
- Understand new trends in business investment and financing instruments.
- Ability to assess derivative financial instruments.
- Ability to apply integrated risk management strategies and to monitor them and financial contingencies.
- Understand the latest pronouncements regarding International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS) and their applications in business accounting.
- Understand other regulatory frameworks of financial information and bankruptcy situations.
- Know, understand, and be able to apply business valuation techniques.
- Know how to carry out business feasibility plans.
- Know, understand, and be able to apply financial statement consolidation methods.
- Ability to design complex tax planning operations considering various tax options.
- Capacity to choose the most advantageous economic alternative in view of the tax incentives available to a business.
- Select and implement strategies with the appropriate instruments, tools, and channels available to each organization.
- Understand and assimilate tools and abilities necessary for effective creation and direction of organizations such as leadership, time management, delegation, teamwork, and negotiation.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- Elaborate a Master's Degree Project related to academic activities in the memory mode on a specific subject related to the subjects of the curriculum.
- Elaborate an End of Master's Degree related to academic activities in the form published works or in the process of publication.
- Elaborate a Master's Degree Project linked to professional practices.
- González García, Juana María 1981-. León Mejía, Ana Cristina / Peñalba, Mercedes 1983-. "Cómo escribir un trabajo fin de grado algunas experiencias y consejos prácticos". Madrid Síntesis D.L. 2014.
- Bartolomé, Antonio. / Ferrer, Virginia, editora. / Carmona, Moisés, editor. / Soria, Vanessa, editora. "El trabajo de fin de grado : guía para estudiantes, docentes y agentes colaboradores /".
- "Trabajos de fin de grado y de postgrado guía práctica para su elaboración". Málaga Aljibe D.L. 2016.
- Caro Valverde, María. Valverde González, María Teresa, autor. / González García, María, autor. "Guía de trabajos : fin de grado en educación /".
- León, Orfelio G. "Cómo redactar textos científicos y seguir las normas APA 6.¯ para los trabajos de fin de Grado y fin de Master, tesis doctorales y artículos". Madrid Garceta cop. 2016.
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Problem-based learning: Develop active learning strategies through problem solving that promote thinking, experimentation, and decision making in the student.
- The final qualification of the TFM will be formed by two components:
A) Qualification of the Tutor.
The tutor of the work will issue a report in which he will quantitatively express the value of the TFM according to the model in Annex I between 0 (minimum value) and 10 (maximum value) points.
B) Evaluation of the Evaluation Court.
The Evaluation Court, in accordance with all or some of the criteria set out in Annex VI, will qualify the TFM quantitatively between 0 (minimum value) and 10 (maximum value) points. The qualification may be carried out jointly by the Court or by each of its members, in which case the grade assigned by the Court shall be the weighted average of the qualifications of each of its members.
In any case, in order to overcome the TFM it will be necessary to obtain at least 5 points in each of the components
The final grade corresponds to the Evaluating Court and will be the sum of the quantitative qualifications granted by the tutor and the Court, once weighted at 80% and 20% respectively. The applicable numerical scale will be between 0 and 10, with an expression of one decimal, to which must be added its corresponding qualitative rating:
¿ 0 - 4.9: Suspended.
¿ 5,0 - 6,9: Approved.
¿ 7.0 - 8.9: Remarkable.
¿ 9.0 - 10: Outstanding.
If the student has requested the evaluation of the TFM, did not attend the corresponding call, will be assigned the grade of not presented with all its academic effects.
The final grade will be Suspended if the means of verification available reveals that there has been a substantial copy of other works, giving them as their own.