The programme takes place in 3 phases:
- Full time courses in Clermont-Ferrand from October to December : Core classes
- Full time courses in Clermont-Ferrand from January to May : Specialisations, split into 3 parts : International Auditing and Accounting, Corporate Finance and Management Control. You are also provided with computering tools used in management control such as ERP, VBA.
- Internship or a mission within the employee company then Professional thesis in France or abroad from June to December, minimum four months
Tuition fees : € 9 900
Our proximity to businesses is reflected in our program which is a mixture of theory and practice: audit applied-project performed in local companies, preparation for the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) exam thanks to a partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), organization of the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) in our Campus. Our pedagogical method focuses among other things on team work and case studies.
Eligible candidates must have :
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent international degree.
- At least, Master 1
- An official English TOEFL score of at least 550 (or equivalent)
You must submit an application file (including a resume, a personal statment, and a recommendation letter) followed by an interview with the Head of the programme.
A professional experience lasting for a minimum of 4 months and up to 6 months is required and can be completed in France or abroad, as an internship or as a mission within the employee company.
Each student is individually supervised by a designated advisor and completes professional thesis, followed by an oral defense and company assessment. The following companies welcomed our students in the last years: Adidas, Astra, Airbus, ERDF, Limagrain, Nissan, Crown Europe, Banque Populaire
Career opportunities: Financial Analyst, Management Controller, Risk Manager, Business Continuity Manager, Internal or External Auditor…
« Upon the completion of my bachelors in economics, I decided that I wanted to further my studies in the field of finance. In particular, I was looking for a program with a syllabus that touched upon all areas of finance and offered an international study environment.
This MSc offered all of this and more. Lectures were given by professionals who had vast experiences in the area they were teaching, allowing them to give interesting insights into the topic and offer advice to students who were interested in pursuing a career in that area. In addition, a month of intensive French at the beginning of the program and lessons throughout the two semesters helped the class pick up the language and better integrate with the French culture.
I believe it is because of this program I was able to secure an internship as a Financial Analyst at the European headquarters of Nike in the Netherlands. During my Internship I could and apply aspects of what I learned quickly and effectively and ultimately add value to my team. As a result, I was offered a full-time position, which I owe to the faculty and program at ESC Clermont. »
Thomas Ruigrok, FA 2012-2013, Nike, Netherlands.
These last years, we have developed collaboration with local companies from different sectors through an Auditing applied-project. Our partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) will help you prepare the Certified Fraud Examiner assessment.