Our chair offers a wide range of courses for students at Bachelor's and Master's level. Most of our courses are offered in English enabling exchange students to also take part. In addition to detailed descriptions of the individual courses, you will also find guidelines for writing scientific papers on the following pages.
Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the requirements for a letter of recommendation.
You can write your bachelor, seminar and master thesis at our chair. For the duration of the process, you will be supervised by one member of our team. The formal requirements for scientific papers can be found in our guidelines. The handbook for scientific writing is designed to assist you in structuring the content of your work and is intended to help you getting started. We strongly recommend to read both documents carefully beforehand.
In addition, we would like to inform you on our plagiarism policy.
Formal requirements for scientific work
Handbook for scientific writing
The following information on the handling of plagiarism applies to all scientific writings, but in particular to the processing of our case studies in the Master's courses 530, 630 and 670. To be able to also offer the case studies in the future, it is strictly forbidden to disseminate the materials or solutions in any form.
Our teaching approach is based on mutual trust. You commit yourself to perform the work independently and on your own. This also includes marking transferred sentences and texts as quotations. Without the origin of such material, in particular sources accessible on the Internet, these are considered as plagiarism.
In the case of plagiarism, the chair reserves the right not to evaluate the work performance in whole or in part. By submitting your writings to our chair, you accept these rules and agree that the work may be analyzed using plagiarism detection software (Turnitin).
The digitalization strikes new paths in teaching:
Since autumn 2016, digital teaching methods have supplemented the classic face-to-face courses in the Bachelor class “Tax 303: Business Taxation”. Thanks to the recorded videos, students can prepare and follow up the learning content according to their individual learning preferences. Interactive quizzes also allow students to regularly assess their own learning progress. The positive feedback from students and the increasing quality of education confirm the use of e-learning methods in teaching.
In spring 2018, Prof. Christoph Spengel was awarded the Teaching Prize of the University of Mannheim for his efforts to digitize teaching.
Letters of recommendation for students of business administration are assigned by the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Business Administration. On the Homepage of the Dean's Office you will find all relevant information for requesting a letter of recommendation. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean's office directly (gutachten