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Course content

MSc Accounting, Finance & Management

The program offers you a perfect balance of theory and practice. Elective courses, Certificates and numerous academic opportunities throughout the program allow you to customize the curriculum to your needs and aspirations.

Academically demanding, the program remains balanced, developing key knowledge and skills through HEC’s interactive pedagogy.  

Hélène Löning

Academic Director

Program Structure


Course portfolio

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Group Financial Reporting
  • Accounting International Frameworks
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Firms’ Financing decisions
  • Accounting, Finance & Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Innovation Performance Management
  • Valuation & Transactions
  • International Law & Taxation

All core courses are taught in English.

  • Soft skills 
  • Excel for Finance 
  • Transaction Services 
  • Strategic Consulting 
  • Restructuring
  • Investors’ Relations 
  • Trade credit insurance 
  • Treasury Management 
  • Field-Based Tracks
    • Finance For Ventures 

      Students experience an immersion one day per week as a finance manager of a startup at the HEC Incubator. The student is supporting the entrepreneur with accounting & finance-related work. 

    • Sustainability 

      Students conduct a project in relation to Accounting, Finance & Sustainability issues. The project has both a practical and academic dimension. It is advised that the student(s)’ master thesis should be related to the project. 

    • Finance for Tomorrow 

      Students work in teams one day per week on a financial management or accounting topic originating from the business world. They benefit from the supervision of a faculty member and a company project owner.

  • Or Professional Certification Tracks
    • CMA® (IMA’s Certification for Accountants & Finance Professionals in Business
    • DSCG (Diplôme Supérieur de Comptabilité et de Gestion)

Once a year, students undertake a learning expedition to an area or an institution of interest in their field. These trips provide hands-on experience. In 2019 the trip was to Frankfurt, the financial hub for continental Europe.


Sponsored by a company, Certificates are a set of interdisciplinary courses corresponding to approximately 100 contact hours as well as business projects and other types of field work related to a given sector. Each student selected (in the 1st semester) for a certificate will be awarded an additional HEC certificate if he/she validates all the requirements of the course.