MSc Controlling and Risk Management
The program provides students with the theoretical and practical skills to face management problems in a modern business world driven by rapid technological developments and profound societal changes. It equips students with a solid knowledge of Accounting and Performance Management as tools to analyze and solve complex business problems.
Moreover, it provides them with a general understanding of business operations and the interpersonal skills necessary to become successful and responsible business leaders. This MSc is offered both as a full-time and a part-time program in Paris.
This program has received the CGE quality label, a national accreditation reserved for top business schools in France. The CGE label guarantees the high quality standards of the program and allows international students to continue to work on French territory after their studies to further fine-tune their expertise.
This MSc program prepares students for a successful career in general management or a more specialized career, for example as a Business Controller, Financial Analyst or Internal Auditor.
The Master of Science in Controlling and Risk Management provides students with state-of-the-art skills to use accounting and financial information and Business Intelligence to make the right business decisions and to act as effective business partners.
The course program balances academic theory and corporate practice. Its structure allows students to complement their Master’s degree with the CMA® certification, a global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals.
The full-time program is entirely taught in English. The part-time program is taught in both English and French. Specific courses help students to acquire valuable leadership and communication skills as well as intercultural competences.
This program consists of five learning experiences rigorously designed to develop your managerial and operational skills in your field of professional expertise.
8 Course units:
1. Strategic Performance Management
Objective: The unit introduces key concepts of Costing and Profitability Analysis. It enables students to successfully apply these concepts to solve real-life business problems.
2. Strategic Performance Management
Objective: The unit deals with the use of financial information for strategic decision-making and performance management, as well as with the development of forecasts and their use in corporate planning.
3. Decision Analysis, Risk Management and Internal Audit
Objective: The course introduces students to theories of managerial decision-making and discusses their application in practice as well as various concepts to manage risks and to conduct internal audits.
4. Corporate Finance and Investment Decisions
Objective: The course unit provides insights into current investment valuation methods and enables students to solve problems in corporate finance and liquidity management.
5. Corporate Governance, Reporting and Sustainability
Objective: The course analyses determinants and effects of international corporate governance and reporting practices and provides an introduction to professional and business ethics.
6. Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
Objective: The course unit provides a conceptual and practical approach to handling the latest developments at the intersection of accounting, digital technology systems, such as ERP programs, and data analysis software.
7. International Perspectives on Financial Accounting
Objective: The course unit provides students with detailed knowledge on the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and helps them to deal with typical accounting problems of multinational companies.
8. Research Methods in Accounting
Objective: The course unit gives an overview of research methods in accounting and introduces students to academic writing.
Soft Skills Certificate
Certificate designed by 26 professors & leadership and management professionals in collaboration with TBS Career Starter.
“Soft Skills” are intrapersonal and interpersonal skills that create the conditions for a successful and sustainable team and allows to effectively manage your career.
2 Courses units:
Management and leadership skills
Objective: Acquire nine key competencies to lead teams and manage your professional career.
Objective: Reveal your talent and make evolutionary choices in accordance with your deep aspirations.
The Career Starter is a support center that helps students define and
develop their career project. Through several lectures, workshops,
individual tests and coaching sessions, a specialist will support each
student from their first questions to looking for the right internship
Coaching: we support you in your reflection on your skills, strengths and areas for improvement. Through personality tests and individual coaching, we link this self-knowledge to your ambitions and career choices.
Personal Branding: you will participate in workshops to build your CV and e-portfolio to best highlight your experiences and skills for your future employers.
A unique exercise that is a major asset in your program!
For the account of prestigious TBS partner companies, students, coached by the professors, carry out a strategic diagnosis aiming to analyze its competitive position, then propose strategic and operational recommendations to meet its challenges.
Examples of partner companies
Aerospace Valley, AIRBUS, Cap Gemini, Comtesse du Barry, Continental Automotive, EY, Hilti, Mars Petfoods, Motorola, Thalès, Rockwell & Collins.
Objective: Increase your brain agility to anticipate and solve complex business issues in your field of expertise.
Each student in this MSc program is required to write a dissertation which addresses a current issue in management from an academic or professional perspective in his field of expertise.
The student thus contributes to the study, analysis, formalization and abstraction of the identified problem.
In-company Work experience
Students may carry out an internship in the company of their choice for a period of 3 to 6 months. This internship is not mandatory for the validation of the diploma but allows students to obtain 10 additional ECTS credits.
This Master of Science allows students to have a work contract during their studies at TBS:
- Work-and-training contract
Students will thereby finance part of their studies and earn a salary while attending their training.
This format is ideal to develop deep practical knowledge of a professional field and allows quick integration in the labor market.
The part-time version of this MSc is reserved for students in the second year (M2) of the Master in Management.
- 4-year Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS) or equivalent
- For programs taught in English: English mother tongue OR TOEFL IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / CAMBRIDGE B2 / FCE / CAT 165
- For programs taught in French: French mother tongue OR B2 OR equivalent
MSC Deadline to apply:
- Visa required: July 30th
- No visa required: August 4th
This Master of Science prepares you for the following job categories:
- Business Controller
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Controller
- General Manager
- Internal Auditor
- Internal Controller
- Strategic Advisor/Consultant
Fees : 18 500 €
The cost of this training includes:
- All academic fees, including business visits.
- Access to our virtual campus and all online educational resources.
- Access to career starter services (CV workshop, business forum, etc.)
- Access to the network of 46,000 alumni.
- SCHOLARSHIP: TBS is entitled to receive higher education scholarship students: mobility grants, state scholarships, merit scholarships (Eiffel, Marie Curie), TBS Foundation scholarships. (contact the school)
- PERSONALIZED SCHEDULE: TBS welcomes students who wish to discuss their personal situation. TBS grants payment schedules from 1 to 4 instalments, or by monthly instalments during the course.
- STUDENT JOBS: our student associations offer paid assignments on behalf of companies or individuals throughout the year.
Discounts and scholarships
To assist our students financially, we offer the following scholarships and discounts for our Master of Science programs. Please bear in mind that discounts and offers of financial support are exclusive and cannot be combined together.
Early Bird Discount
You can get a 10% discount on your tuition fees if you apply and pay before December 31st. Please note that this is the only discount which may be cumulated with others.
If you have a brother or sister who is currently enrolled in a TBS program, you will receive a 15% discount on your tuition fees.
Once you apply, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship which gives you a 10% discount on your tuition fees. This scholarship is based on your grades and general profile.
Partner University scholarship
Students from TBS partner universities and/or students having spent one semester at a TBS campus as part of an exchange program receive a 10% discount on their tuition fee.
If you’re married/have a child together and both apply for a TBS program for the same year, you will receive a 20% discount on the tuition fees of one of the programs.
A number of French associations also award scholarships to international students studying in France:
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program is managed by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enroll in French Master’s and PhD courses.
The application process for the Eiffel scholarship is extremely selective. Candidate students must be non-French and be less than 25 years old while they must prove excellent academic results. This scholarship can award up to €1,000 Euros per month to successful candidates.
Campus France Scholarship Information
International students wishing to study in France can also apply for a choice of national scholarships. For more information contact Campus France.