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Master of Science in Accounting

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Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 4
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We are delighted that you are considering applying to our Master of Science in Accounting. We are looking for talented applicants who are enthusiastic about research and genuinely intellectually curious. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to take a closer look at our programme, and we look forward to receiving your application.

The Master of Science is the first year of the Toulouse School of Management doctoral programme in Management. This intensive programme combines the best of theory, practice and reality-based education creatively: graduates pursue careers in leading universities and business schools, policy-oriented institutions and private firms. We deliberately keep the doctoral programme small to allow you to work closely with your supervisor and develop interaction with all faculty members.

Students who successfully complete the first year of the programme are awarded a Master of Science and may choose to end their formal training. The goal of this one-year programme is to provide students with the quantitative, analytical and theoretical tools for a successful academic or industry-oriented career.


Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 4

Admission conditions

Students who wish to pursue a doctorate must apply to the Master of Science in Accounting, which is the first year of the Doctoral Programme.

The Master of Science ensures that students have acquired the necessary foundations of knowledge to advance in their studies. During this master, students are also trained in rigorous research techniques and work one-on-one with a faculty advisor to complete a master’s thesis that will be assessed by a board of professors.
The Master of Science in Accounting offers a high level training in accounting, audit, management control and diagnostic methods and management tools for projects and organizations. Courses are taught in French and in English.

The core courses bridge theory with adequate tools to understand and handle challenging real-world management issues, and unleash students’ potential, confidence and skills to develop groundbreaking ideas.

The curriculum of the programme emphasizes four essential areas of training for students:
  • research tools and methodology
  • in-depth study of their major
  • skills to conduct research leading to high-level publications
  • career development
The courses are accompanied by research practica. These courses are offered on-site only; no distance learning option is available.

Core courses are:
  • Organisational theory
  • Econometrics
  • Experimental methods
  • Reading research papers
  • Department seminars
  • Library Resource
  • English for presenting and publishing
Courses in accounting are:
  • Problématiques, théories et design de recherche
  • Méthodes quantitatives
  • Méthodes qualitatives
  • Option 1 : Comptabilité des groupes ; Contrôle interne et Audit ; Evaluation et Ingénierie financière
  • Option 2 : Pratiques budgétaires ; Gestion par les processus ; Financial Reporting and Evaluation ; Fondamentaux de l'audit
  • Master thesis and/or Internship