The Masters in Finance programs offer you an integrated finance education that covers the most diverse and up to date information on the finance industry and functional area.
“As a professor my forte lies in my extensive professional and teaching experience, which permits me to use real-life examples and point out the many differences between theory and practice.”
Professor Javier Gonzalez-Úbeda has spent three decades sharing his experience in IE classrooms with senior managers. Before joining IE in 1988 he worked with Wells Fargo, the Saudi-Spanish bank and hydraulic company Parker Hannfin. Since then he has maintained close relations with the corporate world through consulting services, first with MAC Group and more recently with Sponsor and DMR Consulting. Furthermore, He also undertakes consulting projects on a personal basis for companies like Camper or Ineco.
He is one of IE’s most prolific professors. He teaches on nearly all IE programs and is a visiting professor at Deusto University (San Sebastian Campus) and Valencia University. He is an expert in cost systems, management control, balanced scorecards and organisational change. He has also collaborated with the University of Medellín, la Católica, University in Bogotá and Anauhac University in Mexico.
He holds a degree in Economics and business studies, and an MBA from IE and is currently a PhD candidate at Madrid’s Autónoma University . He is also a member of the AECA’s (Spanish Accounting and Business administration Association) commissions on accounting and management, and organisation and systems. He is also a member of the European Accounting Association and heads Ineco’s management committee. For twelve years he headed IE’s control department and was director of the Master of Finance for almost a decade.
Professor Gonzalez-Ubeda has authored 20 teaching notes and two articles published in the Harvard-Deusto journal. Two years ago he completed extensive research into strategy implementation. In his own words: “I design information systems, not from the point of view of a computer programme, but rather by analysing the information needed to undertake a specific course of action”. Professor Gonzalez-Ubeda has channelled his experiences into his books Management Accounting Today: New Developments and Elements of Management Accounting.
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