Executive Master Chief Value Officer

    The first Chief Value Officer programme in the world!

Become the next Chief Value Officer

The Executive Master Chief Value Officer is a postgraduate degree from Audencia - a triple accredited (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) business school. This programme is the first in the world dedicated to transforming the measurement, control and audit sectors in the multi-capital world. 

The Executive Master Chief Value Officer programme provides candidates with the opportunity to develop their skillset in integrated thinking, value creation, responsible strategic leadership and international contexts

This exclusive executive programme offers high quality education with exceptional guest speakers and experienced faculty, and networking opportunities with strategic partners


Our Executive Master Chief Value Officer programme is delivered in blended format:

  • PARIS in-person learning (30%)
  • Online (70%)

At the end of this programme, each participant obtains the Executive Master Chief Value Officer degree from Audencia Business School.

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From 2024, all companies will be required to comply with the new European directive on non-financial reporting, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

Companies will have to include social and environmental challenges in their business model, which requires new knowledge to be instilled in their finance, CSR and controlling teams. Training employees now will help them measure their impact, enhance their strategy and develop long-term value.

The new European and global regulations on sustainability reporting and accounting are now a major challenge for all organisations and their teams.

Key features

  • Training duration : 50 days, delivered over 15 months
  • Admissions criteria : Minimum of 5 years of relevant post-graduation full-time work experience including managerial responsibilities (hierarchical, project or functional)
    For candidates who do not have these prerequisites, an internal Audencia test will be taken during the selection panel to assess your eligibility
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    If you do not have a Bachelor’s degree, you are eligible if you submit a full ACA Advanced Level from ICAEW
  • Selection : Online application and interview
  • Training price : € 18,000 (not subject to VAT)
  • Next session : 20th March 2023
    Applications are open on a rolling basis until the 10th of March 2023.
  • Location : Paris, Online

Programme Objectives

  • Position yourself as a key player in your organisation, and acquire the capacity to measure and communicate the value creation process 

  • Understand and anticipate the financial, environmental and social implications of your decisions

  • Become the change navigator by supporting the evolution of your company's business model thanks to an integrated and multi-capital vision

  • Master the methods and techniques of measurement, control, reporting and audit of the key capitals of your organisation

  • Manage and optimise the value creation process internationally, understand the implications of new technologies on the management of multi-capital value

  • Strengthen your personal and professional network thanks to your membership, upon programme start, in the Alumni community of Audencia Business School.

Course delivery

The Audencia Executive Master Chief Value Officer is a part-time, 100% English-speaking programme, which takes place in Paris and online for 15 months.

The teaching methods are participative and experiential, that is to say, geared towards practice learning and skills development.

There are many and varied learning methods: e-learning, case studies, role play, simulation, community project, etc.

The courses are structured according to the philosophy of the flipped classroom:

  • Prior reading and understanding of concepts, from the virtual campus.
  • Review by the professor of fundamental concepts, evaluation of real company case studies from  varied sectors, exchanges with participants with diverse experiences and perspectives. 

The programme is based on alternating theoretical and practical modules, where varying themes will be discussed. 

Learning Themes:

  1. Sustainable development expert: understanding and integrating global challenges and sustainable development goals (SDGs)

  2. Strategic and forward-thinking: mastering the impact of technology on multi-capital accounting and obtain an international, strategic and political vision of multi-capital accounting methods

  3. Key contributor to business strategy: measure, control, report and audit all strategic capitals

  4. Architect of and force for change: supporting the ecological and social transition of business models

Targeted Skills:

  1. Technical skills
    - Measure the multi-capital performance of your organisation
    - Be an expert in multi-capital performance reporting and auditing
    - Master strategic sustainable development linked to performance measurement

  2. Managerial skills
    - Learn to think with an integrated and systemic vision
    - Become a responsible leader
    - Acquire a long-term vision focused on multiple stakeholders
    - Become a change navigator
    - Support business models in their transformation

Participant Profiles:

  • Business Unit managers who wish to acquire skills in strategic measurement and use of their different capital
  • Financial specialists / accountants / auditors / internal auditors
  • Directors/Administrators
  • Chief Finance Officers wishing to become Chief Value Officers
  • CSR managers who wish to acquire skills in sustainable development accounting

The class size varies between 10 and 15 participants.

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Programme & Course delivery

  • Sustainability Science
  • System Thinking
  • Planetary boundaries
  • SDGs
  • Doughnut Economics
  • Life Cycle Assessment, Social LCA, GHG Protocol, TCFD
  • Humans rights, poverty, circularity 
  • Materiality & reporting
  • Risks, internal control, internal audit, external audit
  • Marketing, production & supply chain – multi-capital performance
  • Integrated Multi-Capital Performance Serious Game
  • Transformational leadership
  • The “transformation journey” 
  • Multi-capital strategic analysis of projects, investments and organizations (Merger & acquisitions) 
  • Sustainable business models
  • Inspirational presentations by CVOs and researchers in sustainable development 

Individual tutoring and group coaching will be provided to each participant to carry our their project:

The completion of the strategic project will allow each participant to:

  • Provide a source of multi-capital value creation for their business
  • Consolidate a business creation or takeover project, according to the multi-capital value creation process
  • Support a start-up in its development, while allowing it to strategically measure its overall integrated multi-capital performance

At the heart of the programme, participants will lead a project, on behalf of a company, a start-up or an individual creation or takeover of a company.

This project has three objectives:

  • Create the link between the content of the programme and the challenges of business organisations. 
  • Give participants the opportunity to get involved with your company on a shared project. This approach makes it possible to develop your ability to engage in new fields of competence and in a context different from your traditional professional activities.
  • Gain tangible skills to bring with you into your professional career. Create impact in your organisation, start-up or indivual project.

All projects revolve around several key stages. The course work bring the necessary skills to realise the various phases of your project. 

  • Continuous monitoring (case study, sub-group work, individual and collective reports)
  • Online exams for some modules
  • Writing of an applied dissertation and oral defense as part of the individual strategic project

The diploma will be awarded after the completion of all modules.

Pre-Admission Interview (strongly encouraged)

After expressing your interest in the programme, you are invited to speak with your recruitment manager. This personalised interview makes it possible to assess the adequacy of your professional and personal project with the aims of our programme.

The recruitment manager will also allow you to better understand the programme, Audencia and the admission process.

1st Step: The Application

Complete your application file online:

  • your CV
  • a cover letter
  • a copy of your diplomas
  • two letters of recommendation
  • an English proficiency test if you are not a native English speaker or have not completed your higher education in English (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or Duolingo)

 

2nd Step: Interview

If you are eligible, you will receive a request to schedule an admissions interview.

 

3rd Step: Final decision

You will be notified of the admissions decision within two weeks of the interview.

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