ACC 676: Case Studies on Consulting in Financial Services Firms

In this course, offered jointly with KPMG, current topics from the frontier between financial accounting, consulting, risk management, regulatory law and capital markets with a focus on the financial services sector will be covered. The participants will form groups of three to four students and discuss problem areas of high practical relevance using both practice-oriented and academic approaches. Results will be summarized in a consulting report and presented in a final results presentation.

Lern- und Qualifikations­ziele
Participants are able to discuss and solve complex problems of high practical relevance at the interface of capital markets, financial accounting and auditing. Students know the area of tension between academic case solutions and those related to practice and are able to develop solutions according to both aspects. The consulting report corresponds to standards required by the business practice and is academically founded.

Notwendige Voraussetzungen
ACC 5XX, not taken ACC 627

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

Vorlesung2 SWS9 SWS
Prüfungs­form und -umfangWritten consulting report (50%) and in-class presentation (50%)
Informationen zur AnmeldungWebsite of the Chair
Geprüft durch
Durchführende Lehr­kraft
WP Dipl.-Kfm. Gero Wiechens
WP Dipl.-Kfm. Gero Wiechens
Dauer des Moduls 1 Semester
VerwendbarkeitM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. WiPäd, M.Sc. VWL, M.Sc. Wirt. Inf., LL.M.
Programm­spezifische KompetenzzieleCG 1, CG 2
Benotung Ja
GliederungStudents will work on case studies from the areas of accounting, management consulting, risk management and capital markets with a focus on the financial services sector. A short description of the case studies will be published on the chair’s website before the kick-off session.