MSc in Reporting and Management Control

This program requires proficiency in English and French.

Management Control remains a pivotal role in the coordination and steering of organizational activities, meriting its clout in the management field. Consequently, it must create and develop a system to evaluate performance, ensuring a coherent implementation of strategies. The contours of performance no longer remain strictly financial. Value management leads to a joint optimization of costs and quality, implying management control is largely the process of orientation. New tools have emerged to complement traditional management accounting, including Activity-Based Costing, Activity-Based Management, Target Costing, Strategic Cost Management, and Balanced Scorecard. The arrival of the new accounting norms (IFRS) in Europe and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the United States further reinforce the reality of this ever-evolving field.

In an increasingly dynamic environment where change has become an industry mainstay, the role of a Management Controller has become central. As an architect of the evaluation and performance systems, their aim is to generate reliable indicators in order to facilitate the implementation of strategies.


The MSc's in Management Control prepares participants for a profession increasingly involved in decision-making. The programme bases itself on the acquisition of fundamental technical expertise and on an understanding of organizational and managerial issues. Through the pragmatic curriculum and rigorous academic instruction, students develop aptitudes for actualizing concepts and tools.


The Master's in Management Control was conceived and is managed through the close collaboration of the DFCG (Association of Financial Directors and Management Controllers) and the Cegid Group (Software editor).

Organisation of Studies

* First year of the Master:

The first year of the Master's in Management Control is devoted to courses in general Corporate Management. It is the common-core programme for all of the students regardless of the major they choose in the second year. However, they have the opportunity during the common-core programme to discover the various majors through specific modules called "Focuses".

* Second year of the Master:

Participants study Management Control in the second year of the Master.The second year of this Master is organized in four periods. Students spend the first four months of the programme (September to December) at the IAE of Aix-en-Provence in order to acquire basic knowledge of the subject. The next three months (January to March) are spent in a firm: work placement or apprenticeship. Then they return to the IAE for two months to acquire more specific skills. The last part of the year is devoted, for a minimum of three months for those who are not apprentices and from June to the date of the anniversary of the signing of the apprenticeship contract for apprentices, to the fulfillment of new missions in firms.

Admission Requirements

For admittance into the first year of the MSc:

  • A first university degree obtained after at least 3 years of higher education (Bachelor or equivalent qualification or 180 ECTS in the EU context).

For direct entry into the second year of the MSc:

  • A first university degree obtained after at least 4 years of higher education (Bachelor or equivalent qualification or 240 ECTS),
  • Professional and international experience(s) -studies or work abroad-,
  • A good command of both the French and English language.

Admission criteria consist of: TAGE-MAGE or GMAT; TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS (DELF2 for non-French speakers); professional career goals, previous studies; a personal interview.

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1 - 2 years
8,400 EUR
€4,800 for direct entry in the 2nd year
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