This course aims at providing insights into current topics that are academically interesting and practically relevant for company managers, auditors or standard setters by exposing you to recent issues and the corresponding research in the area of financial accounting and reporting.
Since the course structure is similar to a seminar, another objective of this course is to introduce you to academic writing in general and the area of financial reporting in particular. It gives you the opportunity to focus in detail on a specific area in financial reporting, while teaching you the fundamentals of scientific studies in this field. Gaining skills and experience in conducting research will equip you with essential expertise for your subsequent Master thesis.
A further benefit of the course is that you will train your presentation skills, an important competency for executives and academics alike.