Master of Science in Taxation, Business Law, Consulting & Business Management

Etudiants des masters spécialisées INSEEC en finance qui travaille à deux sur un projet de fiscalité.
programme Fiscalité Droit des Affaires Conseil et Gestion d'Entreprise
Bac +3, Bac +4, Bac +5
September, February
Initial training, Apprenticeship
Bordeaux, Paris, Lyon, Chambéry
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The MSc Taxation, Business Law, Consulting and Business Management: training experts in business law and taxation

“The business law and tax professions are the backbone of a company’s development and are not suffering from any decline in attractiveness.

The business and tax law sector is currently experiencing a flourishing boom but also an unprecedented change due in particular to the internalisation of trade, the predominance of the Anglo-Saxon business model and a strong demand for qualified profiles. Moreover, the business lawyer has to keep in mind not only the ever-increasing desire of clients to rationalize costs, but also the intensification of competition.

Therefore, legal professionals are no longer only providers of legal services but must rely on their skills, help in the implementation of an adapted fiscal governance, going beyond legal issues.

Ellen KOUNTZ, Programme Director

Student working in a group on a campus at INSEEC for a finance project

A 1 or 2-year degree to become an expert in corporate law and taxation

Holders of a BAC+3 can apply for MSc 1st year, and holders of a BAC+4 can apply directly for MSc 2nd year.

The objectives

The “Expert in Audit, Control & Consulting” certification is designed to meet the changing skills needs of the finance sector. The evolution of these skills stems from the changes in the activities and professions of the finance sector: increase in the regulatory environment, the volume of data to be processed and analyzed, digitalization, technicalization, professionalization of missions and the competitive environment.

Targeted Activities:
  • Steering the performance of a company
  • Controlling the performance of a company
  • Realization of the control and the audit
  • Animation of the control
  • Advice and information on taxation and business law
  • Animation of business teams in the context of an audit and performance analysis mission

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The Courses

The courses presented below are given as an example, they may vary slightly depending on the teaching campus. The course content is adapted each year to market developments and updated before the start of each new school year.

1st year courses


Business Game

The business game is played using a business simulator. Groups of students are responsible for running a business in real time. All major business functions are covered. Students will make decisions to maximize the profitability of the business.

Professional Technical Workshops and Personal Management

  • CV writing, recruitment interview techniques for the search for an internship, professional project management, team management and meeting management.
  • Negotiation techniques, transactional analysis and NLP, speaking and stage fright management, management and leadership techniques (PRADITUS).
  • Skills assessment, coaching, digitization of the CV and job search techniques at national and international level, preparation for the defence of the applied research thesis.

Business conferences

Presentation of the professions in the sector by professionals.


Budget management and control panels

The objective is to acquire key skills in terms of budget management and reporting. The focus will be on budget architecture, with the implementation of summary documents, project management control and its link with budget management, and the creation and steering of performance indicators.

Business plan and company creation

The objective of this module is to learn how to draw up a business plan: Designing a costed project for the creation or development of a company.

Several steps are covered: feasibility study, market targeting, opportunities and risks, strengths and weaknesses, communication, financing plan and profitability.


This seminar focuses on a negotiation in a national and international context.

In particular, it will be necessary to take into account the cultural dimension and define its impact in an international negotiation. The national negotiation will focus on the sales process through role playing.


To perfect English language comprehension and communication skills in a wider context than just business English. Students are required to take the TOEIC test.

Management Information Systems

This module aims to deepen students’ skills in IT to meet the needs of companies in terms of budgetary or commercial monitoring, project management, personnel management and communication: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, teamwork tools, business software.

It aims to be efficient with office automation tools, identify and correct errors quickly, customize existing tools or create your own tools.



Break-even and break-even calculations.

Budget management techniques, activity management and dashboards.

Analysis and use of management control, costing methods, analysis centre methods, rational allocation of fixed costs, marginal cost, partial costs.

Audit and statutory auditors

The seminar covers the auditing of accounts as well as audit procedures, tests, methods and tools. Presentation of the legal audit, general aspects and implementation of the audit, assessment of internal control, specific verifications and end of mission reports.

Analytical procedures, physical controls, management representations.

Advanced accounting

Mastery of the accounting procedure; consolidation of accounts; allocation of results; reduction of capital; valuation of securities; incorporation of companies; increase in capital; convergence of PCG with IFRS standards.

Financial analysis

Financial analysis.

Modern diagnostic tools.

Necessary restatements of information.

Tools for financial diagnosis: study of the profitability, solvency and financial structure of the company.

The profitability study.

Investment policy. The financial structure of the company and financial policies.

International financial statements

Presentation of IFRS, US GAAP.

Organization of the accounting framework, the conceptual framework of standards, presenting financial statements under IFRS/US GAAP.

Measurement and recognition of financial instruments.

Business and tax law

Definition of business law. The concept of contract.

The different types of obligation: obligation of means and obligation of result.

The concept of legal personality, the functioning of the SARL, the SA and the SNC.

Criteria for choosing a business form.

The role and powers of the supervisory and management bodies.

The principles and the fields of application of the tax, the tax optimization in a group.

International taxation. VAT: principles and mechanisms.

Special VAT regimes. The territoriality of VAT: the rules of the territoriality of VAT, the deliveries of movable goods, the supply of services. The VAT due: the VAT base and its calculation.

Corporate Finance

Investment projects: selection criteria and real options approach.

Financing methods: quasi-equity, bond financing, negotiable debt securities, initial public offering, venture capital. Explanatory theories of financing choice.

Treasury and management of centralized flows.

2nd year courses


Professional technical workshops and personal management

CV writing, recruitment interview techniques for the search for an internship, professional project management, team management and meeting management.

Negotiation techniques, transactional analysis and NLP, speaking and stage fright management, management techniques and leadership.

Skills assessment, coaching, digitization of the CV and job search techniques at national and international level, preparation for the defence of the applied research thesis.

Computerized management tools

Software (excel, word, VBA, professional software).

Business conferences

Presentation of the professions in the sector by professionals.


Corporate governance and strategy

The course proposes to integrate the strategic approach of the company in order to understand and prepare its long-term development. To make a global diagnosis of the company and its environment by knowing how to appreciate its capacities to face and adapt to changes, to analyze and understand the structural problems linked to the implementation of a strategic plan; to decode the identity of an organization and to analyze the components of the culture of a company.


This general course presents the general chart of accounts, the accounting procedure and studies the different steps; mobilization of receivables; bank reconciliations; inventory entries.

Financial analysis

Intermediate management balances; cash flow statement; writing and analysis of the tax return.

Anglo-Saxon financial statements

The aim is to understand the specificity of Anglo-Saxon accounting. Reading and analysis of Anglo-Saxon accounts based on case studies.

Communication management

This seminar aims to communicate effectively, to structure and transmit a message. It also helps to define listening attitudes, to prepare an interview and to conduct meetings.

Budget management and dashboards

The problematic of budget management; the budget architecture with the implementation of synthesis documents; the management control of projects and its link with budget management. Management of dashboards and reporting.

Business law

Corporate law 

This course provides a practical approach to the legal structures of companies. The aim is clear: to know how to choose the appropriate company, to set up the company, to hold the legal secretariat, to master the legal, fiscal and social aspects of the creation and operation of the company.

In particular, the SAS, liberalized by the LME, offers many advantages that must be seized. The objective of this course is also to understand the interests of the company, and the choice of the legal structure via the study of the principal arrangements (holding, LBO, SCI).


Financing law

Whatever the method of financing (capital increase, loan, APE, self-financing, etc.), investment operations entail numerous legal constraints that must be covered by appropriate tools (shareholders’ agreements, guarantee clauses, etc.).

Contract law and techniques

This course provides a practical understanding of contract law – both the general theory and the special regimes. The drafting of the GTC and the usefulness of distribution contracts (franchise, management-agent) are particularly highlighted. Beyond the knowledge of the particular legal regimes of the contractual clauses, it is the regulation of commercial relations (B to B and B to C). The essential thing for the drafter of the act is to know how to take advantage of a suppletive framework. Other developments will be devoted to industrial contracts and commercial leases.

European business law 

This course is aimed at training students to anticipate the impact of law on their European business activities. Attention will be focused on the institutions of the european community. Legal principles will be analyzed in terms of their foundations in social policy and their practical applications in business relations.

Arbitration and mediation law

Arbitration has become an ordinary mode of dispute resolution in domestic and international law.

France, like many countries, has introduced flexible and liberal solutions to settle international trade disputes in a manner consistent with the will of the parties.

The course offers a joint presentation, as far as possible, of the domestic and international law of arbitration. The course is also intended to examine the solutions to the main issues raised by any arbitration procedure: validity of the arbitration agreement, constitution of the arbitral tribunal, procedure before the arbitrators, law applicable to the merits, setting aside and enforcement of awards.

Corporate intangible assets law

Intellectual property law: literary and artistic property (copyrights) and industrial property (patents, designs and trademarks) are at the heart of the protection of intangible assets in the company. This seminar offers students the keys to understanding the subject while keeping the practical aspect of the matter (how to file a trademark…).

IT law: IT is nowadays omnipresent in the company.

The aim is to identify the legal risks linked to its use in order to limit its effects (internet charter, files, email box, data protection law, data collection and processing, etc.).

Mergers and acquisitions

The objective of this course is to get to know the market of the transfer of company (small and midcap) and to approach the organization of an operation of merger acquisition and the various speakers, from a legal point of view on the one hand and financial on the other hand (evaluation of company).


Group taxation

The course deals with the different aspects of group taxation: dividend distribution, tax optimization within a group, the notion of deferred taxation. Tax integration (horizontal, parent-daughter regime, etc.).

Corporate taxation

This seminar addresses the principles applicable in domestic law. VAT (intra-Community, domestic transactions, territorial applications). It will also address the guarantees and remedies available to the taxpayer (tax litigation).

International taxation

The aim is to set out and study the constraints and opportunities in terms of ir/IS, the means of tax evasion, the response of the tax authorities, the impact of tax treaties and to establish an overview of tax havens.

Personal taxation

The purpose of this course is to define the taxation of assets and investments linked to ownership (IFI) and income (property income, personal capital income, inheritance and gift tax).

Business english and legal environment

Great oral in English based on contemporary debates. The different models of capitalism, growth, technological change and employment, the knowledge and immaterial economy, networks, territories and competitiveness clusters.

2 start dates per year and varying study rhythms

There are two openings per year,in February/March and September/October. To check the opening of each intake, contact the admissions department directly.

The rhythm of the courses may differ depending on the campus and whether the training is carried out under an internship agreement (initial) or a professionalization/apprenticeship contract (continuing).

The work-study contract must be signed for a period of 12 months (MSc 2), 24 months (MSc1 + MSc 2) or 18 months for the staggered start of March (continuation of studies in MSc2).

Student revising alone her finance courses in the INSEEC premises

Career opportunities after an MSc in Taxation, Business Law, Consulting & Business Management

  • Management Controller
  • Financial Auditor / Auditor
  • Accounting Consultant / Finance Consultant / Management Consultant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Banking & Tax Lawyer / Financial Markets Lawyer

Professional certification of ” Expert in Audit, Control & Consulting “This is a level 7 (EU) diploma, NSF codes 313 and 314, awarded by INSEEC and IFG (INSEEC EXECUTIVE EDUCATION, CEERA, CEESO, MBA INSTITUTE, CEFAS and IFG), registered under number 35008 in the RNCP (Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles) by decision of France Compétences on October 14, 2020.

The certification is issued by capitalization of the totality of the blocks of competences. Each competency of a block must be validated to validate the block of competencies. Partial validation of a block is not possible. It is also accessible through the Validation of Acquired Experience.

Find the blocks of competences associated with this RNCP title by clicking here .

What are the teaching methods?

Teaching methods

  • Lectures and interactive courses
  • Situational exercises through collective or individual case studies carried out by the students
  • Conferences, seminars and educational visits

Evaluation methods

  • Individual or group case studies
  • Individual and group oral presentations
  • Individual and group files

Methods and tools

  • The evaluation methods are face-to-face, in the form of continuous assessment or final exams in the form of mid-term exams.

What is the 2024/2025 tuition to enter the program?

Initial training:

  • Entry MSc1 : 11 400€  
  • Entry MSc2 : 12 950 €  
  • MSc1 + MSc2 : 24 350 €

Continuing education (sandwich course) :

  • 24 months formation : 22 850 € HT  
  • Entry MSc2 :  13 650 € HT


  • VAE : 4 200€ HT
  • VAP : 850 € HT

International students pack: Mandatory fee of 490€ for exclusive support services international students.

What kind of financial aid is available?

INSEEC offers several financial aid schemes:


Contacts for disability referents by campus:

Bordeaux : Maxime DOUENS –
Lyon : Anissa GASMI –

Rennes : Laura LE CALVEZ –
Paris : Farid HAMAD –
Chambéry : Clément BERTACCO –

Key figures for the MSc in Taxation, Business Law, Consulting and Management  


Overall satisfaction with training – Class of 2019


Success rate – Class of 2019


Employability rate – Class 2019


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Updated 21 February 2024