Accounting, Internal Controls & Finance Specialization

PGE specializations: for one full year, you develop your knowledge in the field of expertise of your choice.

La spécialisation en détails

In a Nutshell

  • Entry requirement

    Upon selection

  • Degree awarded

    Master's degree

  • Language

    French and English

  • Format

    Co-op and Full time

  • Duration

    1 year


This specialization is aimed at students looking to fulfill financial roles in companies, financial institutions, or auditing/financial consulting firms. In view of the field’s rapid evolution (legal and regulatory changes and even the digitalization of the role), the teaching team brings together academic experts and experienced professionals. You will therefore develop knowledge and know-how that is as close as possible to the reality in the field.

Objectives of the Specialization

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge base in corporate finance, financial control, accounting, taxation, treasury management, external and internal auditing, and equity transactions.
  • Develop your ability to solve corporate finance issues (using real data).
  • Familiarize yourself with the tools related to your specialization (ERP and business intelligence).
  • Develop the necessary skills and know-how to take on a financial role in a company, in the banking and insurance sector, or at an external auditing / financial consultancy firm.
  • Exercise your skills in an international environment (many courses/practical case studies in English).

Strenghts of the Specialization

A refresher at the beginning of the academic year (accounting, financial statement analysis, and strategic analysis tools)

Strong awareness of the function’s digitalization and specific tools (ERP, advanced xls, business intelligence, data)

A combination of face-to-face teaching and digital teaching resources (videos, online quizzes, etc.)

Faculty composed of academic experts (LaRGE Research Center) and experienced professionals (Big Four, Capgemini, lawyers, etc.) who are aware of the latest developments in the field (legal, regulatory, technological, etc.)

Feedback: discussion sessions with professionals in your field, often former students of the specialization

Career opportunities in France and abroad, particularly in Luxembourg where many former students are now working at firms or financial institutions

Co-operative education to acquire real professional experience


Hard Skills

Mastering accounting principles (general accounting plan, IFRS)

Applying concepts and using tools for the internationalization of an entrepreneurial project

Analyzing financial statements (margins, investments, financing methods, profitability, and value creation) and stock market indicators

Cash management

Understanding and valuing financial securities (shares, bonds, and options) and managing portfolios

Financial engineering (capital increases, dividends and share repurchases, M&As, LBOs)

Taxation of financing (equity, debt)

Mastering financial vocabulary in French and English

Soft Skills


Analytical skills, particularly strategic analysis

Summarizing skills

Written and oral communication

Ability to work in an international environment

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