ACC 750: Accounting Seminar

The seminar offers an introduction to research in accounting. The research questions that we will address come from all fields of accounting research and we will rely on different research methods (both theoretical and empirical methods) in examining these questions. The analysis also involves a comprehensive review of scientific accounting literature. In preparing the seminar, participants write a seminar thesis. Participants will present and discuss the key results of their thesis during the seminar.

Learning outcomes
Participants get acquainted with scientific research in accounting. They develop basic research skills that are necessary to address typical research questions in financial accounting, managerial accounting, or related fields. They will also be able to structure a research paper and become experienced in academic writing. In addition, participants will learn how to present scientific work to other researchers and how to discuss scientific research.

Necessary prerequisites
ACC 510 oder ACC 520 oder ACC 530 oder ACC 540 oder ACC 560 oder ACC/TAX 570

Recommended prerequisites
Profound knowledge in accounting and a general interest in scientific accounting research

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
LanguageGerman, English
Form of assessmentWritten seminar thesis (60%) and in-class presentation (40%)
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationWebsite of the Chair and the Area
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof
Prof. Dr. Jens Wüstemann
Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof, Prof. Dr. Holger Daske, Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons, Prof. Dr. Jens Wüstemann
Frequency of offeringSpring semester & fall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu.
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 4