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Our aim is to equip students with the knowledge and the skills they need to become responsible future leaders in the finance function. To this end we take a behavioral and social science perspective, encourage critical thinking, and promote a broad, integrative perspective across silos and functions.
Critical thinking

We recognize that critical thinking and the development of the student’s personality are key to developing responsible leaders.
Student-centered teaching

Our courses are highly interactive and enhanced by case studies and guest lectures by experts from business.
Best-selling textbook

"Einführung in das Controlling" and the accompanying workbook outline the basic principles of controlling.

Our courses

We offer courses in controlling, strategy execution, and problem-solving across all WHU programs. 
See the WHU Online Course Guide for more information.

Introduction to Business Administration (Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer), 1st sem.
3 ECTS, German / English


Research Methods I (Quantitative Methods) (Assistant Prof. Dr. Daniel Schaupp), 2nd sem.
3 ECTS, Englisch


Research Methods II (Qualitative Methods) (Assistant Prof. Dr. Vera Linke), 2nd sem.
3 ECTS, Englisch


Management Accounting (Assistant Prof. Dr. Daniel Schaupp), 3rd sem.
3 ECTS, English


Management Control (Prof. Dr. Marko Reimer), 3rd sem.
3 ECTS, English


Accounting & Control (Prof. Dr. Lukas Löhlein), 3rd sem.
3+3 ECTS, English


Structured Problem Solving (Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer), 4th/5th sem.
6 ECTS, English


The CFO - Roles, Career Paths, and Impact on Firm Outcomes (Prof. Dr. Marko Reimer), 4th/5th sem.
3 ECTS, English


Finance Function Challenges – A CFO’s Perspective (Honorary Professor Dr. Edgar Ernst), 4th/5th sem.
3 ECTS, German


Case Studies in Management Accounting and Control (Prof. Dr. Marko Reimer), 6th sem.
6 ECTS, English


The Invisibility of Ethical Dilemmas (Assistant Prof. Dr. Vera Linke), 6th sem.
3 ECTS, English


Accounting for Sustainability (Assistant Prof. Dr. Vera Linke), 6th sem.
3 ECTS, English

Performance Management & Controlling (Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer)
5 ECTS, English


Strategy Execution (Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer)
5 ECTS, English


Advanced Organizational Behavior (Prof. Dr. Lukas Löhlein)
5 ECTS, English


Advanced Controlling (Prof. Dr. Marko Reimer)
5 ECTS, English

Strategy Execution (Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer)
3 ECTS, English (Full-time MBA, Part-time, and Global Online MBA)
 

Research Seminar: Introduction to Management Control Research (Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer)
3 ECTS, English


Research Seminar: Digitalization and Management Accounting (Prof. Dr. Marko Reimer)
3 ECTS, English


Research Ethics and Purpose (Prof. Dr. Lukas Löhlein)
3 ECTS, English


Introduction to Survey Research using Stata and R (Assistant Prof. Dr. Daniel Schaupp)
3 ECTS, English

Theses

Writing a thesis requires the candidates to work independently and with academic rigor. If you are interested in writing your thesis at the IMC, please contact Sebastian Ebert.
Sebastian Ebert
Sebastian Ebert
Senior Student Affairs Manager

Teaching cases

The IMC has developed the following teaching cases that are available upon request:

  • Deutsche Telekom AG: Campus for Planning (A) & (B)
  • Pope Francis: Driving Strategic Renewal in the Catholic Church
  • Managing the Centralization Versus Decentralization Trade-off: The Roman Catholic Church Under Pope Francis
  • Business Intelligence at Bayer: Enhancing Management Decision-Making and Empowering Controlling
  • Lean Planning at RWE (A) & (B)

Please contact Sebastian Ebert for more information. 

Textbooks on Controlling – Covering the basics through to advanced practices.

Five well-established textbooks support our own teaching and make our thinking available to a broader student audience. Our flagship volume – "Einführung in das Controlling" (Introduction to Controlling) – is the best-selling German-language textbook on controlling. It has an accompanying workbook – "Einführung in das Controlling: Übungen und Fallstudien mit Lösungen" – with exercises and case studies. The textbook has been translated into Polish, Chinese, Russian, and parts of it have been translated into English.

Einführung in das Controlling
Einführung in das Controlling
Jürgen Weber/Utz Schäffer
Einführung in das Controlling: Übungen und Fallstudien
Einführung in das Controlling: Übungen und Fallstudien
Jürgen Weber/Utz Schäffer/Christoph Binder
Introduction to Controlling
Introduction to Controlling
Jürgen Weber/Utz Schäffer
Introduction to Controlling (Chinese edition)
Introduction to Controlling (Chinese edition)
Jürgen Weber/Utz Schäffer
Introduction to Controlling (Russian edition)
Introduction to Controlling (Russian edition)
Jürgen Weber/Utz Schäffer
Bereichscontrolling
Bereichscontrolling
Utz Schäffer/Jürgen Weber (Hrsg.)
Einführung in das Rechnungswesen
Einführung in das Rechnungswesen
Jürgen Weber/Barbara E. Weißenberger
Logistik- und Supply Chain Controlling
Logistik- und Supply Chain Controlling
Jürgen Weber/Carl Marcus Wallenburg
Logistikkostenrechnung
Logistikkostenrechnung
Jürgen Weber
Zukunftsfähige Kostenrechnung in der Unternehmenssteuerung
Zukunftsfähige Kostenrechnung in der Unternehmenssteuerung
Jürgen Weber
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