Online Course Guide of WHU –
Find all modules and courses of our degree programs.
Please use the filters below to select the term (spring or fall) as well as the respective program (BSc, MSc, MBA, Exchange, Doctoral) of your choice for an overview of all modules offered at WHU. The courses are listed under the modules. Please click on a module to see which courses are part of it. If you would like to find out more about a certain course, click on the name of the course to see detail information. The location of the lecture will be reveiled after your course registration on myWHUstudies.
Spring term counts from January - August, fall term counts from September - December.
Important for Exchange Students: As the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Programs utilize a modular course structure, the dates on which students begin and end the exchange are flexible. Please find here a chronological overview of the preliminary course offering for Spring and Fall.
Finance Function Challenges
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
Professor Dr. Edgar Ernst is the course instructor. He worked as the CFO of Deutsche Post AG in the past and is currently a member of the supervisory board of several renowned companies. Thus, he is in a position to illustrate the contents of his lecture with many examples from business practice (e.g. from the privatization and the IPO of the Deutsche Post).
Students are expected to complete three in-class assignments. This gives rise to the opportunity to discuss topics with the instructor and receive valuable feedback.
The individual chapters are as follows:
- Introduction: Capital markets and their demands
- Corporate governance
- Investor relations (IR) as a bridge to capital markets
- Rating: Transparency and IR for creditors?
- Risk management
- Value-based compensation
- Mergers & acquisitions
- The roles of controlling
THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN GERMAN!