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.
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.
Profound knowledge in accounting and a general interest in scientific accounting research
|Forms of teaching and learning||Contact hours||Independent study time|
|Seminar||2 SWS||15 SWS|
|Form of assessment||Written seminar thesis (60%) and in-class presentation (40%)|
|Further information||Website of the Chair and the Area|
Prof. Dr. Holger Daske
Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons
Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof, Prof. Dr. Holger Daske, Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons, Prof. Dr. Jens Wüstemann
|Frequency of offering||Spring semester & fall semester|
|Duration of module||1 semester|
|Range of application||M.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu.|
|Preliminary course work||–|
|Program-specific Competency Goals||CG 1, CG 4|