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Master of Science - Accounting Control Audit

HEC Montreal
Program overview
16-24 months
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates



Program description

Master of Science - Accounting Control Audit

Do you want to deepen your knowledge in order to concretely support companies and their managers? This master's degree allows you to explore all facets of accounting, control and auditing, in order to better understand the current challenges of the accounting profession.

*Please note this course is only available in French. Proof of French proficiency at an advanced level is required for admission.

Admission requirements

Language Requirements

Have an advanced language level in French when submitting the application. If you have an intermediate-advanced level, you will have to follow an academic and professional writing course from your first session.

Many of the readings and reference materials are in English, so it is strongly recommended to have an intermediate level in this language.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Compulsory Methodology Course

  • Accounting intervention methodology

Mandatory Activity

  • Supervised project

Compulsory Course of the Program

  • Different perspectives on the company

Specialization Optional Course

  • Organizational performance measures
  • Accounting information, decision and control
  • Quality of accounting information, governance and financial fraud
  • Accounting issues of valuation
  • CSR risk management and accountability
  • Audit research: quality, regulation and profession
  • Financial Accounting Research: Theories and Critical Thinking
  • Audit and big data

Highly Recommended Activities

  • Documentary training
  • How to cite your sources
  • Ethics of management research

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees


  • Quebec students: CAD 5800
  • Canadian students, non-residents of Quebec: CAD 14200
  • French and French Belgian students: CAD 5800
  • International students: CAD 28800

Supervised project

  • Quebec students: CAD 6300
  • Canadian students, non-residents of Quebec: CAD 14700
  • French and French Belgian students: CAD 6300
  • International students: CAD 29900


  • Exploration of issues related to the profession: from the fight against fraud to the management of accounting information using big data, including governance and corporate social responsibility.
  • Acquisition of in-depth knowledge in order to process, verify and communicate accounting and financial information within audit and consulting firms, as well as in financial or management control departments.
  • Notions in technology and metadata applied to the processing, verification and communication of accounting and financial information.
  • Development of the capacity for critical analysis of processes.
  • Personalized supervision by teachers whose expertise and availability are recognized.

Credits - 45 Credits

Career opportunities

This specialization trains high-level consultants and experts in accounting, control and auditing. These professionals are able to support managers and companies in various matters, including:

  • Fight against fraud
  • Management of Big Data
  • Financial communication
  • Internal and external performance measures
  • Business valuation
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate governance

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HEC Montréal

Founded in 1907, HEC Montréal offers internationally renowned management education and research. It is the oldest business school in Canada and was also the first school in North America to hold the prestigious triple accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). It...

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HEC Montreal

3000 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
H3T 2A7 Montréal QC

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