The course list can be split in two parts :
- intensive core courses in general management
- in-depth courses for the chosen specialization area
The core courses bridge theory with adequate tools to understand and handle challenging real-world management issues, and unleash students’ potential, confidence and skills to develop groundbreaking ideas.
These courses are offered on-site only; no distance learning option is available.
Knowledge in French language is essential to follow this track (Courses are taught in English and in French).
- Master of Science core courses
- Reading research papers
- Qualitative data analysis
- Experimental methods
- English for presenting and publishing
- Library resources
MPhil in Management core courses
English for presenting and publishing
Master of Science specialization courses
- Problématiques, théories et design de recherche
- Méthodes quantitatives
- Méthodes qualitatives
- Comptabilité des groupes
- Contrôle interne et Audit
- Évaluation et Ingénierie financière
MPhil in Management specialization courses
- Research workshops
- Reading group
- Advanced research process
- Accouting and management control
- Research in accounting
A bachelor’s degree (in the US), a first year of a master (in Europe) or the equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, is required for admission. A complete master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a master’s degree in such fields as management, economics, engineering, and statistics. Superior academic performance is expected.
Each application will be carefully studied by the professors in the field of specialization, and by the Doctoral Programme Council composed of professors from all fields.
The academic year starts early September.
Resume and essay
All applicants have to submit a detailed resume.
The Doctoral Programme is also interested in your reasons for pursuing doctoral studies. Please describe them in an essay ranging from 500-700 words. Include the major field area to which you are applying (Accounting; Finance; Human Resource Management, International Management, Management Control, Marketing or Strategy).
A bachelor’s degree in the US, first year of a master in Europe or the equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, is required for admission.
A complete master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a master’s degree in such fields as management, economics, engineering, and statistics. Superior academic performance is expected.
You have to submit a copy of your transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses.
NOTE: if you are student at Toulouse School of Management, Toulouse School of Economics or Toulouse Business School you do NOT have to provide this test.
Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. All students whose native language is not English must also take one of the following English tests: TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC (Speaking and Writing), unless you received a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction for at least two academic years within the last five years.
Submitted scores must not be older than two years, and must be from a test taken between December 1, 2015 and December 1, 2017 for Fall 2018 enrollment.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to choose the TOEFL internet-based test when possible.
- If your doctoral programme is fully taught in English: The committee prefers scores of at least 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test, equivalent C1 level.
- If your doctoral programme is not fully taught in English: The committee prefers scores of at least B2.
If your doctoral programme (finance; international management) is fully taught in English: minimum score of C1.
If your doctoral programme (accounting; human resource management; marketing; strategy) is not fully taught in English: minimum score of B2.
NOTE: if you are student at Toulouse School of Management, Toulouse School of Economics or Toulouse Business School you do NOT have to provide these letters.
The Doctoral Programme requires two references (at least one from an academic source) who will be contacted for a recommendation. To prepare your application, you should contact professors who are in the department in which you did the major part of your study and who are well acquainted with your work to ask if they will accept to be a reference for you.
If you have had a year or more of full-time experience in research since graduation, one of the two letters may be a recommendation from a supervisor.
EasyRecrue pre-recorded video interview
Pre-recorded individual interviews via EasyRecrue are mandatory to assess your motivation and engagement, and to control your English level.
The research classes in the Master of Science in Accounting are the best way to learn the theories and methodologies you need to conduct research for your doctorate. I like to think of the Master's thesis as a warm-up exercise for your dissertation: you start with an idea, then whittle it down to your thesis proposal.
Professor at University of Montpellier