Master’s degree in management control/finance – PGE

Master Contrôle de GestionFinance – PGE
Grande Ecole Program, Master's level
After a 3-year's degree
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The master’s degree in management control/finance – Grande école program:

By combining the educational aspect with courses at ESCE and the professional world, students will have real added value on the job market. Among the companies recruiting in this field we find large international groups such as: Deloitte, PWC, EY, KPMG, Capgemini.

  • Rhythm: In apprenticeship – 1 week at school and 3 weeks at work (exemption from tuition fees)
  • CAMPUS : Paris ou Lyon
  • LANGUES D’ENSEIGNEMENT : Français ou Anglais
  • DIPLOMA : Grade de Master
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Master's degree in management control/finance
International campuses London
International campuses London

Program presentation : Master’s degree in management control/finance

This specialization – Management control / finance is based on 4 main axes:

  • Construct and interpret financial statements to facilitate decision-making and propose improvements to the company’s management systems.
  • Analyze financial and operational risks
  • Control the conformity of financial statements and the processes that feed them
  • Assess operational and financial risks
  • Propose improvements in the organization of processes

Master in management control/finance: the advantages of the specialization

The courses - Master's degree in management control/finance

the courses

  • Excel Advanced
  • Information Systems Management
  • In-depth General Accounting and Analytical Accounting
  • Basic Lean Management Process
  • Performance Management
  • Control, Governance and CSR
  • Methodology
  • Business Valuation and Financial Reporting
  • Social, Tax and Working Capital Management
  • Power BI
  • The Management Controller as a Business Partner
Skills - Master's degree in management control/finance


  • Build financial statements
  • Interpret financial statements
  • Facilitate decision-making
  • Analyze financial and operational risks
  • Understanding and using financial information systems
  • Understanding and using accounting information systems
  • Evaluate whether the company’s performance management system is consistent with the strategy and the sector of activity and propose improvements.

our students work in work-study contracts for these companies

Opportunities - Master's degree in management control/finance

Opportunities And Missions in business

Management / financial controller (plant, brand, holding company)

Monitor and analyze the financial performance of a specific entity (factory, brand, holding company, etc.).

  • This involves preparing financial reports, managing budgets, analyzing performance gaps and providing recommendations to improve financial efficiency.

Business Analyst

Analyze data and operational processes to provide strategic insights to management.

  • This may include identifying market trends, assessing project profitability, and recommending solutions to improve overall business performance.

Financial planner, analyst, controller

Plan, analyze and control the financial activities of the company.

  • This includes financial modeling, cost analysis, preparing budgets and financial reports, and contributing to strategic financial decision-making.

Credit manager

Assess customer credit risk and manage the company’s credit policy.

  • This involves monitoring accounts receivable, establishing credit limits, managing collections, and minimizing credit risks

Internal auditor

Evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and operational processes within the company

  • This includes verifying compliance with internal policies and regulations, recommending improvements and managing operational risks.

Financial or legal auditor

Review and evaluate the company’s financial statements to ensure their accuracy and compliance with accounting standards and legal regulations

  • It may also involve identifying financial risks and providing assurance on the reliability of financial information.

Risk Manager

Identify, evaluate and manage the financial risks to which the company is exposed

  • This includes implementing risk management policies, monitoring financial markets and recommending strategies to minimize risks.

Finance consultant

Provide specialist financial advice to corporate clients.

  • This may include services such as financial planning, profitability analysis, risk management, and recommending solutions to improve the financial health of the business.

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Head of Admissions Grande École Parallel Admissions Program

Ranging from auditing to risk management and general accounting, the CFO specialisation gives us the opportunity to discover many areas of the world of finance.
I’d like to work in Internal Audit, but thanks to the specialisation, I also realised that I was interested in risk management.

Maxime Chane-fat

Étudiant en 5ème année

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Updated 8 April 2024