MSc in Audit and Compliance

Useful information
MSc Master's degree
Duration of study :
4 semesters
Place of study :
Nancy
Language of instruction :
English
Degree awarded :
MSc in Audit and Compliance
Tuition fees :
Contact Admission service
French students
+ 33 (3) 54 50 25 38
International students
+ 33 (3) 54 50 26 33

Strengths of the programme

External and internal auditing

A course that delivers indepth knowledge in external and internal auditing as well as internal control, enabling graduates to quickly secure positions in these fields.

Critical thinking skills

A course that allows students to take a step back and develop their critical thinking skills in a work environment.

Challenges, regulations and changes

A course that tackles the very latest challenges, regulations and changes that auditors will face.

MSc in Audit and Compliance

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to both interpret and understand the specific features of: international accounting standards (consolidation and IFRS standards); the audit process and the role it plays within governance mechanisms; and the core aspects of internal control and fraud as well as the current issues affecting both.

Modules

This audit course looks at both the auditor’s traditional role and how this has evolved in an ever-changing environment. It teaches students about international accounting standards in line with the different existing frameworks, as well as about international auditing standards, compliance and professional ethics, governance, internal control and offers a basic grounding in fraud and cybersecurity concepts. The notions that underpin audit and governance are discussed with practical examples of audit techniques and work programmes used to illustrate how these are applied in real-life situations. The program draws on case studies as well as professional and academic articles for discussion and analysis. This course prepares students to take on roles as external and internal auditors, work on large accounts for the Big 4 accounting firms or as in-house auditors for major listed companies. Students who complete the course satisfy the requirements to work as auditors in Luxembourg.

Here is an overview of the modules :

  • Group accounts in an international setting
  • Audit, governance, and internal control
  • Financial Data Analysis ou Industrial Economy
  • External and Internal Auditing (basics)
  • Advanced IFRS Standards
  • External and Internal Auditing (advanced)
  • Advanced Law and Management Accounting
  • Audit, frauds, and cyber threats
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Nancy

The Artem campus is perfectly situated in the heart of Europe and is host to a vibrant mix of cultures thanks to the 3 countries that border the Lorraine region.

Career outcomes

  • Statutory Auditor (The “Big 4” audit and consultancy firms)
  • Internal Auditor (listed companies, family businesses, the “Big 4” audit and consultancy firms)
  • Compliance Officer
  • Forensic Auditor

Partner companies

  • PWC Luxemburg
  • KPMG Luxemburg
  • Deloitte Luxemburg
  • Ernst & Young Paris
  • Roquette group
  • Pomona group

Admissions & tuition fees

Admission

  • For MSc1 admissions: 3-year higher-education degree (BAC+3)
  • For MSc2 admissions: 3 or 4-year higher-education degree (BAC+3/BAC+4) with extensive work experience in a company (preferably 3 years in a relevant field)
  • Proficiency in English essential
  • Selection based on an application form and interview

What our students think...

The teaching was of exceptionally high quality and it provided me with in-depth, comprehensive knowledge of the auditor’s role. Students on the program require a high level of accuracy and analytical skills as well as a strong sense of curiosity.
Marion Tellechea
Senior Advisor - PwC Luxembourg