Master of Science in Accounting, Control and Finance
Organised in collaboration with the University of Geneva, this programme aims to train future leaders of business enterprises and future experts in accounting, control, finance, auditing and tax systems. It also prepares students for possible studies leading to the doctorate.
The content of the first two semesters of the programme include a range of courses covering basic areas of the programme: financial accounting, management control, corporate finance, external auditing and tax systems. The courses represent a continuation of those offered in the Bachelor's degree programmes of the Faculties of Business and Economics of Geneva and Lausanne and assume that students have already acquired the knowledge developed in these respective fields.
In the third semester, students study the programme's core disciplines in a more academic way in preparation for writing their dissertation. They also have the opportunity to specialise or to broaden their knowledge by exercising a free choice of 12 course credits.
In the fourth semester, the participants of this Master's degree course choose between a professional or an academic study orientation. Students who intend to perfect their training with a full-time professional internship of at least 12 weeks need to find a host organisation and to be involved in a project allowing them to write their diploma dissertation. Those who wish to pursue their studies with the aim of obtaining a doctorate may, working in collaboration with one of the degree course professors, write a research dissertation laying the foundations of their doctorate work.
-- Teaching Language: Mainly French, some courses in English
-- Examinations: Examinations on all subjects taught are held at the end of each semester.
-- Mobility: The students have the opportunity to study under a mobility arrangement in a university recognised by the UNIL during the third semester of study. They can earn a maximum of 30 credits in another institution.
The prior authorisation of the Master's Committee is necessary for the recognition of any credits earned abroad.
- Certified Accountants (graduates may apply for equivalence recognition for the examinations of the federal diploma for certified public accountants module)
- Management Controllers
- Financial Analysts
- Auditors of Accounts
- Tax Experts
Candidates must be the holder of a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Management, Finance or Business Information Systems awarded by a Swiss university. Another degree or university title may be judged to be equivalent and give access to this Master's degree course, with or without further conditions.