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Chair of Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing

The Chair of Business Administration, Accounting and Auditing offers courses on Bachelor's level, Master's level and within the doctoral program. Find the dates of the lectures, exercices and tutorials in the Portal2 (matriculated students only). All course descriptions in the tables below are as of July 2019.

 

Courses in the Bachelor

Course nameCreditsDetailsTerm
ACC 300 Introduction to Financial Accounting6 ECTS

 The aim of the event is to provide well-founded knowledge of bookkeeping and bookkeeping technology as well as a fundamental understanding of the principles of proper bookkeeping (GoB). The lecture will be offered in the fall term 2018 by Prof. Ph.D. Reeyarn Li.

Fall semester/rotating chairs
ACC 303 Financial Accounting: Annual and consolidated financial statements6 ECTS

This course aims to convey well-founded knowledge about accepted accounting principles. In addition to valuation standards in annual financial statements and diverse consolidation procedures on a corporate level, students will learn about the balance sheet classification and critical appraisal of applicable regulations.

Fall semester
ACC 351 International Accounting6 ECTS

The target audience of this course is incoming exchange students who have already attended introductory accounting courses. 

The course shall enable students to understand and apply IFRS. In the first part, modern accounting theories will be discussed with respect to IFRS. In the second part, the IFRS solution to important accounting problems will be explained and critically evaluated. Prof. Dr. Christoph Hütten, (Chief Accounting Officer SAP SE), will hold the lecture.

 

Fall semester
Bachelor-Thesis12 ECTS

The Chair of Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing offers students of business administration and business education the opportunity to write a bachelor thesis. Bachelor theses are regularly offered for the following areas: auditing, German GAAP, IFRS, disclosure of inside information, disclosure theory. The registration form can be found here. Instruction sheet for the bachelor thesis. Sample topics for the bachelor thesis. Guidelines for Academic Writing (German and English).

Spring semester

Courses in the Master

Course nameCreditsDetailsTerm
ACC 510 Financial Accounting 8 ECTS

The course constitutes the commercial law counterpart to ACC 520. Based on the required fundamental knowledge at bachelor level, this course provides an in-depth look at accepted accounting principles required by HGB.  Using pertinent and current case law, solutions for numerous and diverse accounting problems will be systematically derived. This knowledge will be applied through exercise sessions as well as group projects within case study sessions accompanying the lecture.  

 

 

 

Spring semester
ACC 520 IFRS Reporting and Capital Markets8 ECTS

This lecture will be hold in fall term 2019 from the chair of Prof. Bischof. This lecture will be hold in English. The module examines IFRS accounting and its embedding in international capital markets. With its focus on basic principles of IFRS as well as specific standards and their application the module is meant to lay foundation for the courses ACC 628 and ACC 626. This knowledge will be applied through exercise sessions as well as group projects within case study sessions accompanying the lecture.

Fall semester
ACC 626 Transaction Accounting4 ECTS

This course discusses diverse aspects of M&A with respect to financial accounting and auditing and is supplemented by case studies. Prof. Dr. Wollmert will integrate his extensive practical insight as Global Leader in the area of Financial Accounting Advisory Services at EY. This course is especially suitable as a complementary lecture in relation to other M&A, as well as IFRS courses.

Spring semester
ACC 628 Selected Issues in IFRS Accounting4 ECTS

The course focuses on specific aspects of financial accounting under IFRS and includes, amongst others, the accounting of leasing agreements, pension obligations, financial instruments, deferred taxes, etc. and provides an ideal complement to ACC 520. Prof. Dr. Wollmert will integrate his extensive practical insight as Global Leader in the area of Financial Accounting Advisory Services at EY.

Fall semester
ACC 676 Case Studies on Consulting in Financial Services Firms4 ECTS

This course, held by Mr Gero Wiechens, Partner at KPMG AG, focuses on current, practically relevant topics from the overlapping areas of financial accounting, consulting, risk management and capital markets with a focus on the financial services sector. Attendees will work in groups on case studies parallel to those in the consulting area. Solutions will be summarized in a report and presented during a realistic final presentation. More information can be found here.

Spring semester
ACC 750 Seminar6 ECTS

This year’s seminar (spring semester 2022) focuses on questions pertaining to „Accounting for Sustainability: The Role of Accounting Practice and Transparency in Achieving ESG Goals”.  An introduction to the seminar’s overarching theme, the comprehensive list of topics as well as detailed instructions will be available for download here from December onwards. For the seminar writing phase students can freely choose between two separate eight-week periods. The fast close period spans from January 3, 2022 to February 28, 2022 (application deadline: December 27, 2021). The final close period from February 25, 2022 to April 22, 2022. The seminar presentations (for both write-up periods) are expected to take place on May 6, 2022. Leaflet. The registration form can be found here. Guidelines for Academic Writing.

 

Spring semester
Master-Thesis (MMM)24 ECTS

The prerequisite for the award of a Master's thesis is the passing of the seminar event of the chair of Professor Wüstemann (ACC 750). Basically, seminars with additional chairs in Area Accounting & Taxation will be recognized if justified. If you would like to have a seminar recognized by another area, please contact us personally. For general questions about the Master's Thesis, please contact Mrs. Christine AtanasovGuidelines for Academic Writing.Application form.

Fall/Spring semester
  • Ph.D. Program in Accounting & Taxation

    The “Area Accounting & Taxation” offers a Ph.D. program at the Center of Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB). The CDSB is part of the GESS – the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim.

    The application deadline is 31 March 2020 for the Fall 2020 intake. Applications can be submitted from mid-November 2019, and there is an early application deadline on 31 January 2020.

    Further information is available at the Homepage of the CDSB. 

    For information on exam registration, change in registration, de-registration and withdrawals from exams please refer to the website of the Student Services.

  • Executive program

    Mannheim Bussines School

    The Mannheim MBA, one of the best programs of its kind in Europe, is a comprehensive general management program targeted at international, high-potential professionals with at least three years postgraduate work experience. Both a full-time (Mannheim Full-Time MBA) and a part-time (Mannheim Part-Time MBA) option are available.

     

    Mannheim MBA

    The Mannheim MBA, one of the best programs of its kind in Europe, is a comprehensive general management program targeted at international, high-potential professionals with at least three years postgraduate work experience. Both a full-time (Mannheim Full-Time MBA) and a part-time (Mannheim Part-Time MBA) option are available.

     

    Executive MBA Programs

    Mannheim Business School offers three different part-time Executive MBA programs (EMBAs). They are tailored to the needs of established executives with a minimum of eight years professional experience. The Mannheim Executive MBA is weekend-based while two modular programs are offered with renowned international partner institutions. The ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA is the result of long and successful collaboration with ESSEC Business School (Paris and Singapore). For the MANNHEIM & TONGJI Executive MBA, an EMBA program with a strong Sino-German focus, Mannheim has joined forces with the School of Economics & Management of Tongji University (Shanghai).

    Mannheim Master of Accounting & Taxation

    The Mannheim Master of Accounting & Taxation aims to provide young professionals in the fields of accounting and taxation with the theoretical basis as well as the practical skills necessary to successfully meet the demands of their business. Both tracks, Accounting and Taxation, are offered in a modular, part-time format, with an overall program duration of three years. The Accounting Track is accredited by AQAS according to § 8a WPO. The program is taught primarily in German language and prepares for the German Tax Advisor or German Certified Public Accountant Exam.

  • Evaluation Results

    Evaluation HWS 2016/2017/2018

    Please find an overview of recent evaluation results for courses given by the Chair of Business Administration, Accounting and Auditing below
    FSS 2016/FSS 2017
    HWS 2016/HWS 2017
    HWS 2017/HWS 2018