Master in Auditing & Management Control

Master’s in Auditing & Management Control

Entry level
3 years of post-secondary study

Diploma awarded
State-recognized Master’s degree (5 years post-secondary, RNCP level 7*)

Length
2 years, starting in September

Language of instruction
French/English

Format
Work-study, 2 days in school/3 days in company

Tuition fees
€11 865 per year

Presentation

The Masters Cycle of the Master in Management – Grande Ecole program comprises a two-year curriculum officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and is awarded with a Master’s-level diploma (5 years of post-secondary studies – Level 7*). It benefits from being delivered by a triple crown internationally accredited school (AACSB, AMBA and EFMD).

The Auditing & Management Control specialization can be accessed via parallel admissions in the fourth year of studies.

The aim is to train students to become fully operational business partners able to assist with steering performance.

Today, the management controller has become a genuine developer of operational performance, capable of conducting relevant analyses and communicating them in an impactful manner in order to facilitate effective decision-making.

*The level 6 (NSF 313) "Diplôme en management général et international" awarded by PSB Paris School of Business is RNCP registered under the reference number 36785 by the Director General of France compétences as of 01/09/2022.

Aim of the specialization

The latest economic challenges facing companies are forcing them to develop their ability to identify levers for improving performance and take a 360-degree approach to steering an organization.

The Master in Audit & Management Control meets this objective by training managers able to advise departments within a company, assist in the steering of performance, and give more relevance to certain strategic decisions such as the analysis of investment schemes, their financing, studying business activity profitability, and the creation of subsidiaries.

Strenghts

Professional preparation

Students are prepared for working life over the two-year period of study.

Upon completion of the program, they can aspire to positions such as junior management controller (1 year of experience).

Partnership with CNAM Intec

At the end of the curriculum, students of the Master in Audit & Management Control benefit from the awarding of 4 DSCG credits in the form of validated higher education.

Most sought-after positions

11,000+ job offers per year, 1/3 of which are offered to recent graduates applying to become junior management controllers.

Employment studies by APEC, Michael Page, Robert Half, and Cégos) confirm that this position offers a number of interesting career opportunities for future graduates.

Master’s in Auditing & Management Control

Skill objectives

 

For successful completion of their Masters, students must validate the five following skillsets.

If students do not validate all the skillsets required for obtaining the professional certificate but successfully complete all skills related to one of the sets, each of the skillsets concerned will have been definitively validated.

  1. Devising a departmental/organizational strategy
  2. Planning, optimizing, and managing the budget and coordination of z department and/or organization’s financial affairs
  3. Managing a transformation and/or innovation project in a national and/or international context
  4. Managing individual staff and teams
  5. Implement a financial expertise/financial risk processing policy within an international company.

 

This program cannot be combined with another training program.

However, partial certification with another program is possible (see the RNCP diploma file)

In addition, prior professional experience may be validated with credits upon request, which must be submitted by email to: vae@ggeedu.fr

For further information on the validation of prior experience at PSB, please visit the following page.

A word from the Head of Specialization

Claude Bensimon

"Our program offers thorough academic training in all aspects of auditing and management control, including financial analysis, management accounting, internal and external auditing, risk management, and corporate governance. We have intentionally designed the program to respond to the needs of companies looking to recruit qualified professionals capable of analyzing financial data, detecting risks and fraudulent behavior, and suggesting solutions to optimize resource management. Our aim is to prepare students for a successful career in the field of auditing and management control by providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in this ever-changing area"

Claude BENSIMON
Head of Specialization

2280

Work-study contracts signed per year

15

Specializations 100% in work-study mode

3000

Corporates partners

18846

Alumni

*Paris Business School figures 2023

Academic content

  • 1st year: the fundamentals of Management Control, Finance, and Accounting are taught to students, enabling them to grasp core aspects of the profession.
  • 2nd year: deeper investigation of management control, financial analysis, and strategic decision-making.

Students are trained to understand concepts, theories, and practices of management control, preparing them to conduct analysis and interpretation of financial data, as well as the use of management accounting tools. They are also introduced to strategic decision-making methods and how to apply them within companies.

Our students develop communication and presentational skills to convey effectively the results of their analysis and teamwork.

They may also benefit from coaching by professionals and can attend masterclasses to help them set up their professional project.

Total class time is 511hrs for the fourth year and 504hrs for the fifth.

Teaching format

Over the course of their time at Paris School of Business, students receive a varied teaching approach in order to nurture their creativity and adaptability.

Teaching formats :

  • Groupwork
  • Theory classes
  • Professional simulation exercises
  • Inverted classes
  • Business Games
  • Common-theme projects
  • Workshops

Assessment methodology

Successful completion of the five required blocks delivers the intended Master in Management – Grande Ecole program diploma and the associated level 7 RNCP certificate.

The skill validation frame of reference is based upon written and oral assessment methods, including the following:

Case studies :

  • Professional simulation exercises
  • Roleplay exercises
  • Individual and group projects
  • Professional placement report

Current academic year: 2023-2024

Admissions 

The admissions procedure for entry onto a Master’s-level Paris School of Business program comprises analysis of an application dossier, an English test and a one-to-one interview.

 

1. Comprehensive application dossier analysis

 Application dossier

 ID photo

 Copy of ID

 Photocopies of diplomas obtained and reports from Baccalaureate (end-of-secondary) level onwards (officially certified and translated into French for non-French documents)

 CV

 Covering letter

 French test results obtained (TCF, DELF/DALF) if French is not the native language.

 Supporting statement from a teacher, head of institution, or an employer (not mandatory but strongly recommended)

 €100, covering admin fees (€50 for French state scholarships upon presentation of a definitive scholarship allocation for the year in progress)


2. English test

 English test results obtained (IELTS/TOEFL TOEIC) in last 2 years for applicants to have already taken a test.

If you are not in a position to provide this official grade, you will receive a link to an online test.

Minimum level required for applicants to programs in English:

à 1st-3rd years : IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 70

à 4th year : IELTS 6 / TOEFL 80


3. Individual interview

 The aim of this interview is to assess your degree of motivation and open-mindedness, as well as to evaluate the complementarity of your personality, your knowledge and the teaching delivered at Paris School of Business.

It is also designed to assess your ability to imagine/construct an idea and suggest an original solution to an issue.

Personalized support


We offer personalized support for people suffering from disabilities as well as for sportspeople, artists, and entrepreneurs.

To find out more, consult our specially dedicated page.

2022 Results Indicators


86%

of graduating students are in full employment


82%

found a job within six months following graduation


€40 350

average salary


89%

of students have found employment in line with their level of studies



96%

of Masters in Management – Grande Ecole students graduated

Apprenticeship contract break rate: 3%

Rate of break from studies in progress: 2.52%

Specific indicators are calculated by ministries in charge of professional training programs and State Education. Available at: inserjeunes.education.gouv.fr/diffusion/accueil

Following successful completion of the  Auditing & Management Control specialization, graduates can aspire to a wide range of positions, such as the following:

  • Management Controller
  • Internal Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Industrial Management Controller
  • Project Management Controller

The school does not offer any track beyond graduation from this program.

Tuition fees

This training program costs €11,865 per year and will be covered in their entirety by your host company since you will be registered on a work-study contract.

In addition, as an employee of the company you will receive a salary.

  

Contact

For any questions regarding the Auditing & Management Control specialization, please contact the Admissions service.

Céline Renault

Head of Master in Management – Grande Ecole program admissions

admission@psbedu.paris

Raphaëlla PITROU TURC
Management Controller, Devoteam

Over the last two years of my studies, I took the Audit & Management Control specialization in work-study format at the French National Postal Service, following a successful internship. I was not sure which specialization to opt for but the choice I made offered comprehensive and essential training in corporate management, providing the knowledge I felt I needed to apply for senior positions.

Following a road trip of just over a month in Italy to celebrate my graduation, I began attending interviews for positions on an unlimited term contract. I am very happy with the study path I took through Paris School of Business. The faculty are attentive to your needs and deliver top-notch classes.

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