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MSc Control, Audit and Corporate Finance

ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management (International)Clermont-Ferrand - FRANCE

Field(s) of study: Accounting (Accountancy - Control - Auditing), Financial Engineering and Corporate Finance, Internal Auditing and Management Control, Market Finance and Asset Management
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 9 900 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Academic excellence scholarships
  • Financial assistance or scholarships awarded by the institution
  • Government grants
  • International mobility grants
  • Paid internship

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 19
Places available per academic year: 25

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

  • 18 months

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years



The MSc. in Control, Auditing & Corporate Finance is designed for developing experienced experts in the areas of Auditing, Corporate Finance and Risk Control. Students will learn to perform financial analysis and reporting, conduct audit missions, assess and control the risk of an activity. The goal of the programme is to equip the students with the technical knowledge and provide them with with a modern and effective approach of the tools needed in the world of business.

During the second semester, students will carry out an Audit mission in a French company while mentored by professors and members of the company which is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience through an applied project and explore the Audit function and procedures in a concrete way.

The programme prepares students to act dynamically, by taking advantage of financial opportunities as well as ensuring appropriate checks in the audit systems. These functions and responsibilities require technical skills as well as soft skills. For this purpose, our pedagogy combines lectures, team work and work experience.

First semester

Fundamentals of Finance

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Principles
  • Serious Game : Portfolio Management Project
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • ERP for the financial controller
  • Law and Taxation
  • Corporate Finance

Management & Communication Skills

  • Cultural Diversity (Integration Week)
  • Business Law
  • Writing and presentation skills
  • Mastering Data in Excel
  • Français FLE

Career Development & Counseling

  • Job Marketing
  • Individual counseling
  • Meeting with practitioners

Second semester

Advanced Finance, Control & Audit

  • Modeling for Finance and Market Analysis
  • Principles of Management Accounting and Control
  • International Financial Auditing
  • Internal Control, Internal Audit and Risk Management
  • Fraud investigation
  • International Accounting
  • Applied Audit and Consultancy Project

Management & Communication Skills

  • Strategic Management
  • Information systems for managers
  • Thesis Methodology
  • Français FLE

Career Development & Counseling

  • Job Marketing
  • Individual counseling - Internship Reseach
  • Individual counseling - Professional Project
  • Meeting with practitioners

Third semester

Professional Mission & Thesis

  • Internship Thesis
  • Internship Oral Defense
  • Internship Company Assesment

Course format: 

  • Full time

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Our former students are now:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Banking, Insurance and other financial services
  • Management Control
  • Compliance and Risk management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • CFO
  • Internal Auditor in multinational companies
  • External Auditor in auditing and consulting firms

Entry requirements

The Master of Science in Business Development is open to candidates with:

  • A Master's degree (M1 in France) or an International Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree.
  • An official English TOEFL ITP score of at least 550 (or equivalent)

Admission criteria: 

  1. Complete the online application on ESC Clermont's website.
  2. We will review your application and ask you to complete a video questionnaire.
  3. If your application is accepted, the ESC will send you a pre-admission letter asking you to confirm your registration
  4. A fee-deposit will be required to validate your registration
  5. We will send you an official admission letter upon receipt of your fee deposit
  6. You may proceed with your visa application on the Campus France website or the French Consulate in your country
  7. Housing will be reserved prior to your arrival in France via the School's partner housing agent, Moversia

Course cost description: 

There are various scholarships and flexible payment plans offered by the school.


Mrs/Ms Audrey Villerette
Mr Mohamed Elzayadi