In this course, offered jointly with KPMG, current topics from the frontier between financial accounting, consulting, risk management, regulatory law and capital markets with a focus on the financial services sector will be covered. The participants will form groups of three to four students and discuss problem areas of high practical relevance using both practice-oriented and academic approaches. Results will be summarized in a consulting report and presented in a final results presentation.
Participants are able to discuss and solve complex problems of high practical relevance at the interface of capital markets, financial accounting and auditing. Students know the area of tension between academic case solutions and those related to practice and are able to develop solutions according to both aspects. The consulting report corresponds to standards required by the business practice and is academically founded.
ACC 510 or ACC 520 or ACC 530 or ACC 540 or ACC/
|Forms of teaching and learning||Contact hours||Independent study time|
|Lecture||2 SWS||9 SWS|
|Form of assessment||Written consulting report (50%) and in-class presentation (50%)|
|Further information||Website of the Chair|
WP Gero Wiechens, Dipl.-Kfm.
WP Dipl.-Kfm. Gero Wiechens
|Frequency of offering||Spring semester|
|Duration of module||1 semester|
|Range of application||M.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., M.Sc. Econ., M.Sc. Bus. Inf., LL.M.|
|Preliminary course work||–|
|Program-specific Competency Goals||CG 1, CG 2|
|Course outline||Students will work on case studies from the areas of accounting, management consulting, risk management and capital markets with a focus on the financial services sector. A short description of the case studies will be published on the chair’s website before the kick-off session.|