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Accounting and Management Control

If we wish to comprehend a company’s organizational structure and make the relevant decisions concerning its management, it is vital that we understand how the company accounts for its activity.

Research in the Management Accounting faculty includes topics such as management control systems (MCS) and practices, performance management and measurement systems (PMMS), the role of management accountants, organizational learning, organizational identities and sense-making, and gender issues. The Financial Accounting faculty conducts positive empirical research in areas such as international accounting, earnings management, governance, auditing, bankruptcy prediction, goodwill and intangibles.

The department includes more than 15 professors and 6 doctoral students, both in Financial and Managerial Accounting.

The MSc in Accounting & Financial Management is a dense and balanced program linking Financial & Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Strategy. The course is professionally oriented, with teaching by HEC Faculty as well as industry leaders from consulting firms, financial advisory firms, and the ‘Big 4’ (PWC, EY and Deloitte). It trains CFO-to-be, offers various customized tracks and enables the preparation of some professional certifications (CMA, DSCG). See MSc website.

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2021 HEC FOUNDATION - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION AWARD

Congratulations to Dr Junli Zhao who received this Wednesday, March 16, 2022, the prestigious HEC Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award 2021 for his research in intermediation in financial markets.

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2022 HEC Foundation Awards Focus on Societal Impact

The keenly-anticipated 45th edition of the HEC Foundation Awards once again spotlighted the outstanding work achieved by students and professors. Spread over two events in successive weeks, its ten recipients celebrated the awards in front of live audiences for the first...

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7 Professors Join HEC Paris in 2021, with a Focus on AI

A total of seven new professors have reinforced the ranks of HEC’s world-class academic staff. Allow us to introduce you to the seven arriving on campus: Yann Algan, Pablo M. Baquero, Julien Grand-Clément, Armin Steinbach, Klaus M. Miller, Matthew Yeaton and Aluna Wang...

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HEC Academics Enjoy Rich Exchange with Station F Startuppers

More than a dozen of HEC’s top faculty members paid a visit to Station F in early December as part of a learning expedition to the world’s biggest startup campus. This was designed to further solidify the strong ties between the business school and this hub of incubating...

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HEC Data Day Returns with Groundbreaking Multidisciplinary Research

The fourth Data Day saw a welcome return to in-person presentations and conversations. 21 months after its previous edition, this hybrid event involved 150 practitioners, researchers and students gathered in the Jouy campus’ T Building. The 2021 edition saw lively...

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Meet the Winners of the BNP Paribas Vernimmen Teaching Prize 2020 & 2021

The annual Pierre Vernimmen Teaching Prize, sponsored by BNP Paribas, recognizes HEC Paris professors for their innovative pedagogy. The Pierre Vernimmen Prize is where the world of education meets the business world. It is an opportunity to honor the professors who...

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PhD Dissertation Defense, Xucheng Shi, Accounting and Management Control

Congratulations to Dr Xucheng Shi, Accounting and Management Control specialization, who successfully defended his Doctoral Dissertation at HEC Paris, on June 22, 2021. Xucheng will join the ESSEC Business School as assistant professor from next September.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Zilu Shan, Accounting and Management Control

Congratulations to Dr Zilu Shan, Accounting and Management Control, who successfully defended her Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on June 24, 2020. Zilu will join the Univeristy of Bristol (UK) as Assistant Professor.

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PhD Dissertation Defense, Yang Ding, Accounting and Management Control

Congratulations to Dr Yang Ding, Accounting and Management Control specialization, who successfully defended her Doctoral Dissertation at HEC Paris, on July 8, 2021. Yang will join 'Ecole de Management Léonard De Vinci - EMLV ' (France), as Assistant Professor from next...

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12 New Research Academics Arrive at HEC Paris

The October 3 Faculty Day featured welcome speeches for a dozen academic figures who join the ranks of HEC research professors, now numbering a total of 120. Faculty & Research Dean Jacques Olivier and Dean Peter Todd greeted the new staff members.

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Welcome to the new PhD 2019 cohort

We are happy and proud to welcome our new 12 high potential PhD students to our campus (9 nationalities and all from top schools) who started their PhD journey last week. They were welcomed both by PhD fellow students, staff, professors and the HEC Foundation who is the...

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PhD Thesis Defence, Accounting and Management Control

Congratulations to Dr Chiara Bottausci, Accounting and Management Control, who successfully defended her thesis on July 1, 2019. Chiara will join the University of Bristol (UK) as Lecturer.

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2019 HEC PhD Graduates

Warm congratulations to all our 2019 PhD graduates. Ali Shantia (Information Systems and Operations Management) - Charles Boissel (Finance) - Elena Fumagalli (Marketing) - Elena Plaksenkova (Strategy and Business Policy) - Jiachen Yang (Management and Human Resources) -...

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Frank Debates Over Cutting-edge Research at S&O

The fifth S&O Research Day featured 21 presentations and three keynote speeches in a whirlwind exchange over two days. Organized by HEC Professor Georg Wernicke, the May 23-24 event was notable for its diversity, high-powered insights and motivation.

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KPMG France Renew Partnership with HEC Paris

Laurent Geoffroy, Director of Human Resources at KPMG and Delphine Colson, Executive Director of the HEC Foundation, signed a new partnership agreement on May 18, 2019. Diversity, social openness and talent are at the heart of this relationship, built over 6 years, between...

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Crawling, Walking and Talking to HEC TEDx Success

For the third time since TED was conceived in 1984, HEC Paris students organized a TEDx event, choosing “Crawl, Walk, Talk” as the 2019 theme. The April 5 gathering was played out in front of a privileged crowd which witnessed 14 students, academics and entrepreneurs share...

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2019 Data Day Marks New Initiatives

Braving the January 22 snowstorms, around 100 academics, students, company representatives and sponsors attended HEC’s second on-campus Data Day, a wide-ranging conference devoted to the impact of data on research, education and society.

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The 2018 HEC Foundation best PhD Thesis awarded to Yin Wang

Congratulations Yin! Best PhD Thesis awarded to Yin Wang (HEC PhD 2018) for his " Essays on Corporate Disclosure " under the direction of Vedran Capkun, HEC Associate Professor of Accounting and Management Control. Yin Wang has joined the Singapore Management University as...

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How Can Impact Investment Satisfy both Societal and Business Needs?

2018 has seen renewed interest in impact investment and its potential for growth in expanding the capital available to address social & environmental issues. On October 10, the annual plenary session co-organized by HEC’s S&O Center, the NGO Action Tank Entreprise &...

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HEC Paris Welcomes New Researchers and Professors

This 2018-19 academic year saw the arrival or confirmation of nine academic figures to swell the numbers HEC researchers to 118. At the September 27 Faculty Day, Dean Peter Todd and Faculty & Research Dean Jacques Olivier welcomed the academics, many of whom are known for...

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Impactful Investing: Turning Promises into Results

The Society & Organizations (S&O) Center and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EPVA) recently teamed up with Action Tank Social and Business for a plenary focused on impactful investing. This movement seems to promise both financial return and a meaningful...

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HEC Conference on Marketizing Cannabis as a Non-Contested Commodity

Dozens of academics, researchers and students gathered for the end-of-year conference, organized by HEC’s Society & Organizations Center, on cannabis legalization and lessons to be drawn from this contested market. The June 18-19 event, a first at the business school...

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Hervé Stolowy, Laureate of the Trophy of Accounting Excellence

Hervé Stolowy, Professor of Accounting and Management Control at HEC Paris, received the 2017 Trophy of Accounting Excellence Award as a teacher-researcher.

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Sebastian Becker, one of the top 40 professors shaping business education

Sebastian Becker, Professor at the Accounting and Management Control department at HEC Paris; has been named by Poets&Quants as one of the "40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 in the World". The listing recognizes educators from elite institutions who excel in both...

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Hervé Stolowy, HEC Paris Professor, Named Editor of the European Accounting Review

Hervé Stolowy, Professor at the Accounting and Management Control department of HEC Paris, has been appointed Editor (2016-2019) of the international scholarly journal European Accounting Review.

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2015 HEC Paris Welcome Days

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HEC Paris Welcomes New Professors

For the 2014-2015 intake, 15 new faculty members have joined HEC Paris. Trained in the best Ph.D programs, they come from different countries, and prestigious business schools (MIT, Wharton, McGill, Bocconi, etc…). This reflects the diversity of thought and culture, the...

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Brigitte MADEO
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Delphine VILAIN
Assistant & Program Manager - Majeure et MSc in Accounting and Financial Management (AFM)

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