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 revealed 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 Fall and Spring.
Seminar in Financial Accounting
(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.)
This seminar aims at providing insights into current topics that are academically interesting and practically relevant for company managers, investors, analysts, auditors or standard setters, by exposing you to recent, state-of-the-art research in the area of financial accounting and reporting.
Another objective of this seminar is to introduce you to thesis writing in general, as well as more specifically in the area of financial reporting. It gives you the opportunity to focus in detail on a specific area in financial reporting, while teaching you the fundamentals of scientific inquiry in this field. Gaining skills and experience in conducting research will equip you with essential expertise for your subsequent Bachelor (and Master) thesis.
A further benefit of the seminar is that you will train your presentation skills, an important competency for executives and academics alike.
Theisen, Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, 14. Aufl., München 2008.
Fülbier, Wissenschaftstheorie und Betriebswirtschaftslehre,
in: WiSt, 33. Jg. (2004), S. 266-271.
Topic-specific literature will be provided.
Form of examination
For details, please see the Syllabus (PDF-File).