Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting, Control & Finance

Student testimonial (in French)


General content

The main programme areas are financial accounting, management control, corporate finance, external auditing and tax. The Master’s programme benefits from significant support from teaching staff in the Department of Accounting and Control, as well as the Department of Business and Tax Law. The programme works closely with the major audit firms (PWC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte), which not only cover a significant amount of classes but also recruit a large number of graduates every year. The MACF also receives support from senior managers in Swiss and international companies, who are renowned for their professional expertise.

The course also prepares students for study at PhD level.

Practical information

HEC Lausanne

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting, Control and Finance

ECTS credits

3 semesters

Teaching language
French and English. Levels necessary for your studies : C1.

Admission requirements
A Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in Economics, Management, Finance or Information Systems.
Another degree or university qualification in the same field of study may be deemed equivalent and give access to the Master’s program, with or without conditions.

Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.

More information
Timetables and course descriptions

Career prospects

University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as : communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to make judgements in the field of specialisation and overlapping areas.

This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities. The following career prospects may be cited as an example :

  • Certified Accountants (graduates may apply for equivalence recognition for the exami- nations of the federal diploma for certified public accountants module)
  • Management Controllers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Auditors of Accounts
  • Tax Experts
  • Business Consultants

Information about career prospects for students of the Faculty of Business and Economics:

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 26 March 2024

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