🎓 Postgraduate degree in Management of Micro-Enterprises and Startups | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

A practical and simple vision of the integral management of a micro-enterprise or a startup

Postgraduate degree in Management of Micro Enterprises and Startups
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Postgraduate degree in Management of Micro-Enterprises and Startups

Academic Area

Business and Economics

Length / Credits

8 months




Blended learning

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Student profile

Graduates of all areas interested in the creation and development of a company. Professionals that have a business or want to start one, with the objective of complementing their training with knowledge linked to the business management field. Self-employed and associates interested in improving their management and business positioning.

Admission and Enrolment

Enrolment application via website, sending of the documents and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From January to June

Academic Calendar

Organised with the Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya.

Why study at the UAO CEU?

1. The company: a fundamental bet

In the business world it is growingly important to have a generalised knowledge and very practical of the functioning of the organisations. This is fundamental for all small entrepreneurs and professionals of different areas that want to develop a small business with connections to a startup.

University titles give technical and specific knowledge of the studied topics, and constitute a solid base for all professionals that want to develop a company based on this knowledge.

2. Double figure

The skilled professional, and the business owner. With the latter is where many businesses have problems. There is a lack of specific knowledge in business management. Even though it is fundamental knowledge, it allows to make better business decisions.

With the objective of developing this knowledge in a practical and applied way, this postgraduate degree is born, promoted by the UAO CEU and the "Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya". This postgraduate degree tries to cover this need to complete the business knowledge of all those graduates that did not receive specific training for the creation of their own company.

3. Practical vision

The general objective of this postgraduate degree is that our students achieve a practical and simple vision of the integral management of a micro-enterprise or a startup.

For this reason, it is important that our students can achieve the principal competences, knowledge, abilities, techniques and strategies to efficiently manage a company.

4. Faculty

The faculty is composed by prestigious experts and professionals with a wide professional, with a global and current vision of the business reality.

5. Employability

The average work placement rate is 95% in the postgraduate studies of the CEU.

6. Information resources

The Library Service is conceived as a support unit for study and research. Its most important objective is to meet the educative and scientific demands. It has convenient opening hours, including weekends, with the best computer equipment. In addition, the UAO CEU offers to all the University community a vast digital storage, with free access to its publications from its docent, research or institutional activities carried out by teachers, students or former students from the University.


Study plan

General strategy of the companies

  • Business introduction
  • Internal structure
  • Dimension and localisation
  • Organisation, planning and control
  • Basic aspects of small organisations
  • Management of the entrepreneur initiative
  • Strategic management: analysis, diagnostic and making of the business strategy
  • Micro-enterprises strategy
  • Strategies for innovative companies and new businesses
  • Strategies for startups
  • Legal and commercial aspects
  • Corporate and Civil Law
  • Individual business owner and limited company
  • General theory of the contract
  • Limited companies, groups and other typologies
  • The economic crisis and the law responses

Accounting and economic management of a business

  • Accounting as an information and decision-making system
  • The functioning of the accounting system
  • Formal and legal aspects
  • Financial states and statements
  • Financial accounting
  • Management control
  • Analysis and interpretation of the accounting data

Basic financial management

  • The financial task: self-funding and external funding
  • Other funding methods: leasing, renting, confirming, factoring
  • International funding
  • Risk management
  • Analysis and evaluation of investing projects
  • Funding of micro-enterprises and startups
  • Establishment of a financial plan

Taxation in the company

  • General theory of taxation
  • Taxes on people, companies, consumption and wealth
  • Direct taxes: on income and societies
  • Indirect taxes: VAT and others
  • Taxation obligations, management and inspection procedures, tax collection, inspections and penalties
  • Taxation and micro-enterprises

Basic costs in organisations

  • Basic processes of organisations
  • Economic analysis of the costs
  • Cost typology: direct and indirect
  • Models of cost management
  • Budget management
  • Price setting
  • Logistics of management
  • Analytical management of a micro-enterprise

Commercial aspects

  • Basic concepts of marketing
  • Marketing strategies
  • Commercial research
  • Marketing plan
  • Commercial action plan
  • Product and price policies
  • Commercial and sales distribution
  • Marketing and network strategies
  • Digital vision of the micro-enterprise

Labour framework

  • Work contracts
  • Work management
  • Salaries and management of work conditions
  • Negotiation and labour disputes
  • Termination of the labour relationship
  • New ways of management and hiring
  • Human capital
  • Work contracts
  • Collective agreements
  • Other ways of management and staff hiring

Directive abilities

  • People management in micro-enterprise and startups
  • Leadership and directive development
  • Teamwork
  • Team management
  • Negotiating techniques
  • Other abilities and management competences

Company plan

  • Development of a company plan
  • General strategy
  • Investors search
  • Establishment of the organisational model
  • Economic management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Viability analysis
  • Plan presentation




  • Jaume Armengol. Lab technician at EIB-UB. General Manager of GPF, S.L.
  • Elisenda Codina. Marketing Manager of the Auditing School of the CCJCC. Master in Marketing Management and Commercial Management.
  • Javier Comín. CFO at the Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya. Master in Auditing Training.
  • Patricia Daura. Associate Manager of Auditoría Contable Financiera Económica, S.L. Professor of the Auditing School of the CCJCC.
  • José Luis del Olmo. Manager of postgraduate degree at Universitat Abat Oliba CEU. PhD in Commercialisation and Market Research from the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU.
  • Miquel Ferrero. Graduate in Economic Sciences. Professor of the Auditing School of the CCJCC.
  • Albert Grèbol. Graduated in Economical and Business Sciences. Professor of the Auditing School of the CCJCC.
  • Xavier Llopart. Chair of the Universitat de Barcelona. Manager of the Auditing School of the CCJCC.
  • Jordi Martí. PhD in Economical Sciences. Accounting teacher of the Universitat de Barcelona.
  • José Maria Rojí. CMS Albiñana & Suarez de Lezo. Member of the Arbitration Court of Barcelona, ESADE Business & Law School.
  • Santi Román. Management of Digital Projects. IESE Business School – Universidad de Navarra.
  • Ramón M. Soldevila. PhD in Economical and Business Sciences. Teacher of Accounting and Account Auditing at the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU.
  • Carmen Ruiz. Teaching assistant in the UAO CEU. Manager of the Business Management Degree in the UAO CEU


Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya

The Col·legi -which was created on he 28th of June of 1995, by unanimous agreement of the Parliament of Catalonia, by means of the Law 7/1995, recovering the institution already created on 1932 as "Col·legi de Comptadors Jurats de Catalunya"- is a Catalan corporation of public law, that gathers professionals with the title of Chartered Certified Accountant who can carry out their professional activity in Catalonia, and which includes auditing.

The main objective of the Col·legi is the defence of the interests of this profession, watching over the professional activity of the collegiate members to answer the needs of society, guaranteeing a good practice and the code of ethics of the professionals.

In conclusion, the goal of both institutions is to develop professionals that change society challenging the status quo with science and social sense.

Prices and scholarships




Students of the postgraduate degree in Management of Micro-enterprises and Startups must fulfil the complete payment before the beginning of the course. The Postgraduate and University Extension Service will send the enrolment documents to the applicants for them to pay in one of the financial entities that appear on said documents.

Applicants will have 15 calendar days to carry out this procedure.

The Universitat Abat Oliba CEU has credit lines with different financial entities with the objective that all their students are able to finance the totality of their studies in advantageous conditions.


Postgraduate and University Extension
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03

Quality and regulations


Students wishing to apply for the official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting must have a Spanish degree or advanced course (general degree, degree or honours degree) or a foreign degree (equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in the Anglo-Saxon system).

This master’s degree is specifically aimed at graduates in Business Management, bachelors and graduates in Economics, graduates in Actuarial and Financial Sciences, Commerce Professors and graduates in Sciences that are high qualified to reach a master’s level in advanced auditing and accounting areas, in order to enhance their activity and professional progression in the auditing field mostly, but also in accounting job positions in companies.


The general objective of this postgraduate degree is that our students achieve a practical and simple vision of the integral management of a micro-enterprise or a startup.

For this reason, it is important that our students can achieve the principal competences, knowledge, abilities, techniques and strategies to efficiently manage a company.

Specific objectives

  • To provide a deep understanding of the key functional areas, as well as their evolution throughout the life cycle of a company.
  • To show the concepts and analysis tools, strategy, planning, decision making and to create the required abilities to efficiently work in a small organisation.
  • To understand that micro-enterprises and startups are a fundamental piece in the development of innovation.
  • To analyse the best practices and business models to be able to improve competitiveness and efficiency.
  • To provide practical knowledge and abilities of the creation and management of a micro-enterprise.