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Welcome to the Chair of Management Control and Accounting

In our research, it is our passion to empirically identify the mechanisms that link financial as well as non-financial control instruments with firm performance. Our cutting-edge research projects therefore cover a broad range of research questions regarding the design of management control systems, the use of behavioral accounting for decision-making, the impact of digital transformation on the finance function, issues in compliance, business ethics and CSR, and also the integration of financial and management reporting under IFRS.

As it is our goal to actively contribute to excellence in business practice, we conduct several research projects together with business experts in corporate finance and control functions, e.g., in the Schmalenbach Working Groups Management Accounting and Digital Reporting.

In our classes in Management Control and Accounting, we teach a broad range of subjects like e.g., planning, budgeting, business analytics, investment control and financial performance measurement. We also teach new trends like, e.g., non-financial performance measurement and management control for sustainability as well as the use of AI-based digital technologies within the firm’s finance function.
It is our aim to equip students with the knowledge and the skills they need to become responsible future business leaders with excellence in finance and control, thus promoting a broad and integrative perspective on management control and accounting issues across silos and business functions.

Our teaching methods comprise lectures, highly interactive seminars, case discussions and business games, and also include regular talks held by top executives. Thus, regardless of whether students see their future career as finance leaders or as top executives in management, consulting, or auditing, whether they plan to found a start-up or intend to join a large multinational business: Our elective subjects Management Control and Accounting in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program provide an excellent basis, both professionally and personally, for a future career in business.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Prof. Dr. Barbara E. Weißenberger
and the team at the Chair of Management Control and Accounting

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