Courses in the Bachelor's Program

Course nameCreditsDetailsTerm
ACC 403 Cost Accounting6 ECTS (Core)

Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof


Spring semester
Bachelor Thesis12 ECTS

Example topics

All bachelor theses at the chair will also include small-scale data collection and/or analysis. Knowledge of conventional word processing programs such as Excel is sufficient for this. In addition, we offer interested students – on a voluntary basis – a short introduction to the use of R shortly after the start of the project.

Spring semester

Courses in the Master's Program

Course nameCreditsDetailsTerm
ACC 520 IFRS Reporting and Capital Markets8 ECTS

This lecture will be held alternating with the chair of Prof. Wüstemann. The module examines IFRS accounting and its embedding in international capital markets. With its focus on basic principles of IFRS as well as specific standards and their application the module is meant to lay foundation for the courses ACC 628 and ACC 626. This knowledge will be applied through exercise sessions as well as group projects within case study sessions accompanying the lecture. This lecture will be held in English.

Fall term
ACC 560 Managerial Accounting8 ECTS

The course will familiarize participants with the terminology and basic concepts of managerial accounting. The topics range from the analysis of cost information for decision-making to performance measurement, financial planning, and budgeting. This knowledge will be applied through exercise sessions as well as group projects within case study sessions accompanying the lecture. This lecture will be held in English.

Spring Term
ACC 661 Corporate Sustainability Performance: Measurement, Assessment and Improvement4

The success of a company’s sustainability strategy critically depends on its ability to monitor and evaluate sustainability performance. This course introduces the most important management tools to measure and assess sustainability performance, with a particular focus on decarbonization, waste and circular economy management, and life cycle assessment. Building on these sustainability performance metrics, the course will also focus on how to turn the insights from performance measurement into specific actions, for example, by discussing approaches to reduce carbon emissions and increase the circularity of the business model. Many business cases from different industries will illustrate the real-world impact of the lecture content, including cases study exercises and hands-on usage of leading management tools.

Spring term
ACC 662 Private Equity: Due Diligence and Value Creation6 ECTS

This lecture will be held by our adjunct lecturer Dr. Wilhelm Schmundt (Managing Director at BCG). The course aims at exploring Private Equity (PE) as an alternative asset class and will equip the participants with a sound understanding of its characteristics and mechanics. There will be a specific emphasis on teaching the LBO mechanics, core due diligence techniques and value creation strategies. The course will be complemented by several practical exercises, in class discussions, guest lectures from PE professionals, as well as a group case study.

Spring term
ACC 750 Accounting Seminar6 ECTS

This year’s seminar (spring semester 2024) focuses on questions pertaining to “Financial and Non-Financial Information on Capital Markets”. An introduction to the seminar’s overarching theme, the comprehensive list of topics as well as detailed instructions will be available for download here from mid-November onwards. For the seminar writing phase students can freely choose between two separate eight-week periods. The fast close period spans from January 2, 2024 to February 27, 2024. The final close period starts on February 16, 2024 and ends on April 12, 2024. We accept applications for the seminar until December 20, 2023 (for both periods). Please apply here. The seminar presentations (again, for both write-up periods) will take place on April 26, 2024.

Spring term
ACC/MAN 660 Corporate Sustainability Strategies and Value Creation4

This lecture will be held by Prof. Bischof and Dr. Holger Rubel. This course will teach how sustainability goals can be integrated into strategy development and how this integration creates firm value. Topics include the role of regulation, materiality assessment, sustainability targets, the development of specific measures and flagship initiatives, and the interaction with corporate organization and governance. The course also offers an introduction to the link between sustainability strategies and sustainability reporting. Many business cases from different industries will illustrate the real-world impact of the lecture content.

Fall term
Master Thesis (MMM)24 ECTS

Further information is listed below

Any time

Master Thesis

If you are interested in writing your master thesis with us, please send the following documents to our secretary  (preferably as a single PDF-document):

Also, please indicate the date you intend to start working on your master thesis. Please provide us with your application at least one month previous to the intended start date.

Guidelines for Academic Writing

Letters of Recommendation

Students who need a letter of recommendation for an application at a foreign university (study abroad or masters degree for instance) or in the context of scholarships and/or foundations should direct their request to the dean's office or write to gutachten(at)

More Information can be found here.

Accreditation of courses from other Universities

Students in the MMM can find information on course recognition and learning agreements here; M. Sc. students in business education will find them here. The business school’s undergraduate and double degree students will be informed directly by the dean’s office. Students from other schools with a minor in business should contact Annabel Müller or Janna Ried at the dean’s office.