ACC 750 Accounting Seminar

The course ACC 750 Accounting Seminar introduces students to research in financial accounting and capital markets. Participants get to know contemporaneous topics in accounting research and learn how to approach a research question scientifically. The course also serves as an advanced introduction into academic writing as participants learn to structure and write a scientific thesis. The results of the seminar thesis will be presented and critically discussed within the seminar.

The seminar is a prerequisite for a master thesis at our chair (see Master Thesis for further details). To pass the course, a grade equal or better than “sufficient” (4.0) is required. The grading is composed of the individually written seminar paper, the presentation, and the participation in seminar discussions.

The course is offered every fall term in cooperation with the chair of Professor Simons. The writing phase spans eight weeks. Please note: detailed information on upcoming seminars is usually published mid-/ end of May.

Please consider that admission to the seminar is competitive and that we may be unable to provide places to all applicants. Furthermore, please note that presence in Mannheim may be required for some topics.

  • Seminar HWS 2022

    ACC 750 (Seminar Topic: “Accounting for Transparency”)

    Please check the seminar overview for detailed information on topics and the application procedure.

    Please be aware that admission to the seminar is competitive and that we usually cannot provide places to all applicants. However, if your major field of studies is accounting and if your average grade is below 2.5, your chances to be accepted will be reasonably high.

    To register for the seminar please send us the registration form (available from ILIAS), your Bachelor certificate and the Transcript of records of your current study program.

    Preliminary Schedule

    • 19 June 2022: Application and submission of priority lists for the two writing periods
    • 27 June 2022: Acceptance of applications
    • 27 June 2022: Allocation of topics for fast-close period
    • 22 August 2022: Submission of written papers for fast-close period students
    • 05 September 2022: Allocation of topics for final-close period
    • 31 October 2022: Submission of written papers for final-close period students
    • Seminar presentations: not yet decided


    Sara Alsarghali, M.Sc.

    University of Mannheim
    Schloss Schneckenhof Nord – Room SN 290.2
    68161 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    On appointment
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