Seminars typically focus on specific core areas, such as earnings management, accounting, and capital markets, or game theoretic approaches in accounting. A seminar consists of a seminar paper and a presentation.
Seminar topics for the upcoming semester are announced on ILIAS during the term (by the beginning of May for the fall semester; by the end of November for the spring term). Students can select three favorite topics when applying for the seminar.
Topics are assigned during a kick-off meeting at the end of May (fall term) or end of November (spring term). Seminar papers are written during the semester break. Usually, the deadline for handing in the seminar papers is at the beginning of the term in which the seminar takes place. Seminar presentations are held during the semester, usually April (spring term) or October (fall term).