MSc Controlling and Risk Management

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 organized as a full-time course in Toulouse and as a part-time (“Alternance”) course in Paris.

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DurationDuration: 18 months   
LanguageLanguage: English, French   
TuitionFeesPresential: 450 hours   
Appli FeesCredits: 90 ECTS   
CampusCampus: Toulouse (Full-Time), Paris (Part-Time)   
ModeRhythm: Full-time (Toulouse), Part Time (Paris)   
Appli FeesIntake: Sept. 14th   


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 MSc program in Toulouse is taught entirely in English, the MSc in Paris is taught in English and French. Specific courses help students to acquire valuable leadership and communication skills as well as intercultural competences.


Program Calendar

Program Design

This program consists of five learning experiences rigorously designed to develop your managerial and operational skills in your field of professional expertise.

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

Career StarterCertificate 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.

Management and leadership skills

Career agility
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 or job.
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.

Consulting Mission

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.

Cap Gemini EY Aerospace Valley Airbus
Continental Automotive Comtesse du Barry Hilti Mars
Motorola Thalès Rockwell & Collins  

Master Thesis

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:

  • Apprenticeship
  • 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.

Associate Professor of Accounting

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Academic requirements:

  • Direct access to MSc:
    • 4-year Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS) or equivalent
    Students with a for 3-year Bachelor Degree or equivalent (180 ECTS). TBS PREPARATORY PROGRAM builds up business and leadership skills in order to help international management students enroll successfully in the TBS Master of Science program of their choice.

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Language level:

  • For programs taught in English: English mother tongue or TOEFL IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / FCE / CAT 165
  • For programs taught in French: French mother tongue or B2 or equivalent

MSC Deadline to apply:

  • Visa required: June 30th
  • No visa required: September 1st

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 : starting from 16 500 €.

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.