The Accounting Department consists of 20 permanent professors and 25+ adjunct and visiting professors with professional backgrounds from academia as well as industry experts from audit, financial advisory and consulting firms. The diversity in faculty profiles guarantees a premium standard of course delivery covering both theoretical and real-life company cases.
Our curriculum reflects relevance in business practice and benefits from interactions with corporate professionals. We are committed to enrich student insights in today’s accounting profession leveraging on the use of business analytics tools such as Tableau® and IDEA®.
Students who specialize in the Accounting track often pursue careers in external audit and advisory functions as well as financial management and controller functions in public & private businesses, both in France and abroad.
Next to its specialization in Accounting for the Grande Ecole Program, the department also offers:
- A CMA-aligned MSc in International Accounting, Audit and Control (MIAAC).
- An apprenticeship program in Audit, Management Control and Corporate Finance (joint program with the Finance department) for students wishing to obtain vast practical knowledge and gaining “hands-on experience” while they continue their studies.
Research is an important pillar in the Accounting Department and receives support from the School’s ambition and continued investments in research excellence. The department hosts frequent research seminars with renowned international faculty.
The Department has access to a broad set of research databases including Bloomberg, Compustat, Execucomp, CRSP, Datastream, Orbis and Reuters and compares favorably with top-notch schools in the field.
The research team deals with several important topical questions in the accounting domain and has published in various internationally well-recognized peer-reviewed journals in the following areas:
- Analysis of the use and decision usefulness of management control systems
- Auditing functions
- Capital-market based accounting research
- Corporate social responsibility
- Corporate surveillance and fraud
- Determinants and economic consequences of accounting disclosures
- Functioning of governance mechanisms in publicly listed and privately held firms
- International tax planning
Academic staff of the Department