Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer
Institut für Management und Controlling


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Research Interests

  • Controlling & Strategy Execution
  • Roles of CFOs and Controllers
  • Digital Transformation of Controlling
Education and Career Progression
Date University Position
Since 9/2007 WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany Chair of Management Accounting & Control, Director of the Institute of Management Accounting and Control (with Marko Reimer & Jürgen Weber)
3/2002 –8/2007 EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany Chair of Management Accounting & Control
1998 – 2001 WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany Assistant Professor; Habilitation Thesis: "Kontrolle als Lernprozess", Venia Legendi for Business Administration
1989 – 1993 WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany Studies in Business Administration with exchange semesters at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago (USA), and EMLYON Business School, Lyon (France)
Practical Experience
Date University Position
since 2009 International Controller Association (ICV) Chairman of the Board of Trustees
since 2007 CTcon GmbH, Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Germany Member of Scientific Advisory Council
2001 – 2002 Center for Controlling & Management of WHU, Vallendar, Germany Founding Director
1996 – 1998 McKinsey & Company, Inc., Munich, Germany Associate and after 4/1997 Senior Associate, studies in insurance and banking
1993 – 1994 CTcon GmbH, Düsseldorf and Vallendar, Germany Consultant
Memberships and further Interests
Academic appointments: Group Speaker WHU Management Group (2013-2019)
Group Speaker WHU Accounting & Control Group (2008–2013)
Ombudsperson (since 2009)
Editorships: Controlling & Management Review, Journal of Management Control
Visiting professorships: Visiting Professor at Innsbruck, Austria (2003–2004), and Dalian, China (2012–2015)

Our contribution to cutting-edge research –
A selection of refereed publications.

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