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Seminar in Financial Accounting

Kurs ID
Art des Kurses
BSc Kurs
FS 2020
Prof. Dr. Martin Glaum
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In this seminar, students autonomously prepare short research papers (theses) on financial reporting and financial statement analysis topics. At the end of the seminar, the theses are presented to the class.

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.

Date Time
Monday, 20.01.2020 15:30 - 18:45
Wednesday, 04.03.2020 08:00 - 18:45
The learning objectives strongly depend on the topics chosen.
Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 8th ed. 2013.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.
Written summary-report and presentation.
Schriftliche Hausarbeit (2/3) und Präsentation (1/3)
Introduction to Financial Accounting (1st semester BSc)Financial Statement Analysis (2nd semester BSc)
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