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MSc Accounting, Auditing & Advisory

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Build a career in accounting & finance

The MSc Accounting, Auditing & Advisory aims at preparing students to various careers in accounting and finance with a focus on how to build quality financial practices into the organisation through decision support, planning, and control over the organisation’s value-creating operations.

Beyond advanced skills in accounting and financial management such as financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support, the purpose of this specialisation is to prepare future management accountants / controllers for the key challenges of the organisations of tomorrow:

  • Strategic thinking with or beyond the numbers;
  • Deployment and control of the value creation processes that meets the expectations of a multiplicity of stakeholders (including an ever greater societal awareness);
  • Support of the disruptive evolution of organisations in the use of new technologies (data & analytics, AI, etc.).

To be as close as possible to the needs of the market, on some topics, the programme is designed in co-construction with recognized professionals such as audit firms or consulting companies.

  • Finally, NEOMA BS has been approved for endorsement under IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Programme (Institute of Management Accountants), thus recognising the school’s expertise in Accounting and driving further international awareness and visibility to the school and the programme.

Why join this programme?

In terms of knowledge and skills, students will acquire at the end of the program:

  • Strong skills in management accounting based on strong knowledge bases in financial accounting and finance;
  • A strong understanding of strategic thinking and how to support strategic management;
  • A strong understanding of the challenges of tomorrow’s organisations (how to accompany major and sometimes disruptive changes).
Your MSc in 2 years!

If you hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, you have the possibility of doing this MSc in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. For more information on this course, go to the section “2-Year MSc Option” !

5 good reasons to join the programme

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    Build solid knowledge in Management Accounting associated to Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance through theory, practical cases and a consistent approach to managing the value creation process

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    Prepare for the CMA exam, the ultimate certification that will enhance your value on the market

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    Learn to develop strategic thinking and how to support strategic management

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    Get ready to anticipate expectations of a changing and challenging environment;

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    Find out what are the next demanding key challenges addressed in the profession, such as digital transformation and ethics.

Curriculum

In terms of knowledge and skills, students will acquire at the end of the program:

  • Strong skills in management accounting based on strong knowledge bases in financial accounting and finance;
  • A strong understanding of strategic thinking and how to support strategic management;
  • A strong understanding of the challenges of tomorrow’s organizations (how to accompany major and sometimes disruptive changes).
Discover the Two-Year MSc Option, the long track that makes a Masters’ degree accessible to 3-year Bachelor students!

If you hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, you have the possibility of doing this MSc in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. More information on the courses and the benefits by clicking here.

Layout of the programme

Phase 1 : Core Courses
Introduction to financial reporting, advanced management accounting, planning budgeting and forecasting, external financial reporting decisions, managing financial decisions, risk management and internal controls, financial statement analysis, strategic performance management, data & analytics for strategic decisions, managing social responsability, governance and ethics ; consulting services

Phase 2 : Professional experience mandatory : internship, mission, employment, Incubator

Phase 3 : Final dissertation

At NEOMA BS, we use an immersion and experiential approach

  • “Active teaching”: a relevant combination of theoretical content, feedbacks from corporate experiences, practical cases and case studies / simulations co-organized with partners;
  • Implementation through presentation of theory and concepts illustrated by feedbacks; coached group works; presentation, interaction and discussions.

Partners

We operate with audit firms (the “Big4” and Mazars); consulting companies (such as CGI; Wavestone; etc.); companies using BI systems and tools.

NEOMA BS also operates with IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected association focused on advancing the management accounting profession. It offers its members exclusive access to the CMA programme.

Courses

  • Consulting Services
  • External Financial Reporting Decisions
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting
  • Managing Financial Decisions
  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Managing challenging organizational environments in Advisory, Accounting and Auditing
  • Individual Trajectory
  • Leadership Seminar
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Data & Analytics for Strategic Decisions
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Managing Social Responsibility, Governance & Ethics
  • Risk Management & Internal Controls
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Final Simulation
  • Research Proposal
  • Final Dissertation

Careers

A few of the possible jobs to which you can aspire:

  • Management accountant / controller
  • Business analyst
  • Cost accountant / controller
  • Internal auditor
  • Auditor / manager in audit firms
  • Advisory manager in audit firms
  • Consultant in consulting firms
  • Risk manager

Examples of internships or jobs carried out by students after the major

  • Junior management (cost) accountant
  • Assistant auditor in audit firms
  • Junior consultant in audit firms and consulting companies

Admissions

Students who wish to follow this specialisation should demonstrate:

  • A strong knowledge base in accounting and corporate finance;
  • Analytical and synthesis capabilities;
  • A strong motivation to make this program a unique opportunity to increase their value in the market;
  • An ability to push the boundaries to overcome existing models;
  • A natural curiosity to imagine the organisations of tomorrow

We expect students who have a general knowledge of the environment in which companies and individuals interact with a high awareness of the major challenges they will have to face as a manager and citizen.

Eligibility

SHORT TRACK:

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree (Origin of the academic background : economy, business, science, etc.)
  • Proof of English language ability is required during the application process (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS 6 or equivalent)

LONG TRACK (2 Year MSc option):

  • 3-year Bachelor’s degree (Open to all backgrounds)
  • Proof of English language ability is required during the application process (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS 6 or equivalent)

Calendar

Recruitment is carried out on a rolling admissions basis. However, given the limited number of places, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

Admission is decided on the application to be filled out online.

Application fees : €100

2-Year MSc Option

Discover the Two-Year MSc Option, the long track that makes a Masters’ degree accessible to 3-year Bachelor students!

Marina Bastounis

“Open up your professional horizons and reach for an MSc from a top French Business School”

Delivered on the Rouen campus, this programme serves as a gateway to a Master’s of Science for students with a three-year higher education qualification (French Licence or Bachelor’s degree). The programme is also open to students with degrees in non-business fields. The first year is an International Pre-Master, overviewing the core of business studies and leading up to the selected MSc in the second year. Please specify your preferred programme when preparing your application.

Layout of the programme

This course was designed to…

  • Open access to MSc degrees to profiles missing the necessary qualifications for direct entry
  • Guarantee success at the MSc level by laying the ground during the Pre-Master year
  • Open up professional horizons by switching to a new field of study
  • Overview the main areas of knowledge included in an undergraduate business degree

Courses

Professional experience

The two-year programme includes two mandatory internships, one at the end of the International Pre-Master year (4 months) and one at the end of the MSc year (6 months). Internships can take place in France or abroad, subject to approval by the programme director and based on the relevance to the MSc programme and course content.

Why join this programme?

Prepare your entrance to a prestigious MSc by consolidating and sharpening your knowledge of business and management, in an intensive, one-year International Pre-Master programme.

5 good reasons to join the programme

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    Apply for an MSc degree in a field that is different from your undergraduate degree

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    Integrate and adapt to the study methods of a top French business school before starting your MSc degree

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    Obtain academic qualifications necessary to integrate an MSc degree

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    Gain professional experience with two internships in two years

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    Build an international mind-set and cross-cultural communication skills

Stories

Anqi YANG

2013-14

The first year of my MSc in Global Management was a year of building the fundamentals skills necessary for almost every aspect of my professional life. Courses like Quantitative Methods gave me skills related to a several fields of study, like economics and finance, helping me to read and analyze data in a more objective way. Geopolitics provided me with a comprehensive vision of world trade. Also, a full day’s work in an English-speaking environment strengthened my preparation for work in an international context. The courses were extremely useful and gave me confidence in my competences. What I also liked a lot is the diversity of teachers; they are from different countries, which really gives me a feeling of studying in an international school.

Romain PENNEL

2013-14

After an unusual study track, with a two-year high school diploma in Marketing and Trade, I chose to go abroad and complete a Bachelor in English. Graduated with a 3-year Bachelor degree, I followed the two-year MSc programme at NEOMA Business School. That was the perfect solution for me, to be able to get an MSc degree. The first year at NEOMA BS prepared me to follow the courses in the MSc in Marketing French Excellence, and face professional challenges in the international business arena.

For more information, contact our international team:

Min WU
South East Asia

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 76 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Katie FISHER
Europe, USA & Canada

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 3 26 77 47 22 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Mariceli BLIN
Africa & Middle East

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+ 33 2 32 82 58 55 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Xiaotong POIRREE
Asia Pacific

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 40 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Anya Angélica CÁRDENAS
Latin America

Practical information

  • Format:

    Full time

  • Duration:

    Short track : 15 months
    Long track (2-year MSc Option) : 12 months (1st year) + 15 months (2nd year)

  • Tuition fees:

    Short track : €16,900
    Long track (2-year MSc Option) : €26,400

  • Campus:

    Reims

  • Teaching language:

    English

  • Course start date:

    October 2021

  • Entry level:

    Short track : 4-year Bachelor’s degree
    Long track (2-year MSc Option) : 3-year Bachelor’s degree

  • Degree awarded:

    Master of Science / "Grade de Master" / RNCP Registered Level 7 Qualification

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Practical information

  • Practical information
    • Format:

      Full time

    • Duration:

      Short track : 15 months
      Long track (2-year MSc Option) : 12 months (1st year) + 15 months (2nd year)

    • Tuition fees:

      0€

    • Campus:

      Reims

    • Teaching language:

      English

    • Course start date:

      October 2021

    • Entry level:

      Short track : 4-year Bachelor’s degree
      Long track (2-year MSc Option) : 3-year Bachelor’s degree

    • Degree awarded:

      Master of Science / "Grade de Master" / RNCP Registered Level 7 Qualification