MSc. in Control, Audit and Corporate Finance

Yves RANNOU, Head of MSc in Control, Audit & Corporate Finance


The Master of Science in Control, Audit & Corporate Finance at ESC Clermont in France is a 16 to 18-month master programme taught entirely in English and accredited by the CGE. The programme is designed to allow students to be experienced experts in the areas of Auditing, Corporate Finance and Risk Control who are able to use and analyse financial information to reach conclusions and make decisions. Graduates of the programme are ready to perform financial analysis and reporting, conduct audit missions, assess and control the risk of an activity.

Classes last from October to May, followed by an internship of a minimum of 4 months along with an executive report.

Students can obtain a dual-degree MSc. in Finance from ISCTE University in Portugal.


Young graduates and professionals looking forward to deepening their knowledge in the areas of Finance, Auditing and Risk Control. Students of all backgrounds wishing to obtain the technical knowledge, expertise and skills needed to evolve in a risky business environment.


  • Taught entirely in English
  • Audit project in a company: Perform an audit mission monitored by professors and professionals.
  • Certifications and tools: Online resources and workbook to prepare for Fraud examination. Knowledge of financial modelling tools (ERP, Excel and VBA).
  • Professional integration: Carry out an executive internship to hone your technical knowledge and managerial skills.


Admission Requirements for International Students:

  • A 4-year Bachelor degree or Validated Master 1
  • Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or IELTS 6.0)

  • Semester 1
    Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting

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

    • Introduction to Business
    • Mastering Data in Excel
    • French Language Classes (or Certification Voltaire)
    • Thesis Methodology I

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual counseling
    • Meeting with practitioners
  • Semester 2
    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
    • French Language Classes (or Certification Voltaire)
    • Thesis Methodology II

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual counseling
    • Meeting with practitioners
  • Semester 3

    Professional Mission & Thesis

    • Thesis
    • Oral Defense
    • Company Assesment


I am being exposed to projects which requires me to analyze current stocks, EFTs, options and futures that are trading in real-time. Being exposed to both US GAPP and IFRS elevated my marketability in my career field and desirability to future employers.


United States

After one year of study and 6 months of successful internship at Société Générale retail banking, I signed a two-year VIE contract to work in one of the Société Générale CIB fixed income desks based in New York.


Société Générale

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.


Key Account Finance Manager - NIKE