Accounting - foundation of next gen managers

We dedicate our work to accounting as the language of business, always addressing highly topical issues.

Courses

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Courses in Summer Semester

All courses and exams are in German or English - necessary information is provided on respective course sites.

Bachelor

Master

Course Sequence

For our Bachelor's courses, we recommend the following sequence (1) International Accounting (SS) , (2) Trends in Corporate Governance & Audit ( SS), (3) Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (WS), (4) Corporate Valuation in Transactions (WS).

Please find here (PDF, 142 KB)a detailed overview of the proposed course sequence (in German).

Courses in Winter Semester

All courses and exams are in German or English - necessary information is provided on respective course sites.

Bachelor

Master

Course Sequence

For our Bachelor's courses, we recommend the following sequence (1) International Accounting (first half of SS) , (2) Trends in Corporate Governance & Audit (second half of SS), (3) Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (first half of WS), (4) Corporate Valuation in Transactions (second half of WS).

Please find here (PDF, 142 KB)a detailed overview of the proposed course sequence in German.

Theses

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M.Sc. Thesis

We offer innovative and impactful topics that we jointly select to fit the interests and study focus of students.

Requirements

  • We recommend prior participation in our courses Empirical Research in AAA, Accounting Theory, and optionally, Accounting for M&A, Advanced Accounting, the Project Course
  • Successful completion of courses
  • Substantial empirical research skills (ideally prior work in STATA, Python, R, ...)

Application

  • Application process: Please follow the steps as laid out here: application process
  • The number of supervised theses depends on the capacity of the institute.
  • If the number of applicants exceeds the institute's capacity, selection will be based on the applicant's academic performance, specialization areas, and possibly the quality of the proposed topics.

Tutorial

Download our Formal Guidelines (in German) (PDF, 278 KB)

Please also adhere to the faculty's guidelines (PDF, 85 KB) regarding the use of generative large language models

B.Sc. Thesis

We offer innovative and impactful topics that we jointly select to fit the interests and study focus of students.

Requirements

  • Prior participation in our course Seminar in Accounting, Auditing, Analysis
  • Successful completion of courses
  • Basic empirical research skills

Application

  • Application process: Please follow the steps as laid out here: application process
  • The number of supervised theses depends on the capacity of the institute.
  • If the number of applicants exceeds the institute's capacity, selection will be based on the applicant's academic performance, specialization areas, and possibly the quality of the proposed topics.

Tutorial

Download our Formal Guidelines (in German) (PDF, 278 KB)

Please also adhere to the faculty's guidelines (PDF, 85 KB) regarding the use of generative large language models

References

We are happy to provide students of our chair with a reference letter, if they fulfill the following requirements: (1) Prior participation in our courses, (2) Successful completion of the exams. Please read the information below carefully and contact rwp@som.lmu.de with your request.

Letter of Reference Guidance

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Graduate Programme application

  • A main prerequisite is the participation with above average success in at least one of our specialization courses in accounting held for higher semesters (lecture, seminar), bachelor thesis at our institute or contact with the insitute otherwise (e.g., as a tutor or student assistant). Please understand that a letter of reference from our institute cannot serve its expected purposes in any other case.
  • Please send your current transcript of records (as automatically generated via the online examination office) and your CV to the Institute's management (e.pachta@lmu.de) in order for your request to be examined. Without these documents we cannot help you. Let us know in advance if you have special requests with respect to your letter of reference.
  • Various universities are not satisfied with a basic letter of reference but require specific documents which have to be filled out by us. Please do not forget to bring these documents with you. Without these documents we cannot help you. More than a general letter of recommendation ("to whom it may concern") can only be filled out for students that did participate in more than just one lecture, as this kind of assessment requires further information together with assessment of the personality.
  • After a thorough examination of your documents, we will contact you. It is possible that a face-to-face meeting is necessary. Please note that this process can take some time. Therefore get in touch with us in time (at least 4 weeks in advance).

Scholarship Application

  • A main prerequisite is the successful participation in at least one of our courses held for higher semesters (lecture, seminar), bachelor thesis at our institut or contact with the institute otherwise (e.g., as a tutor or student assistant). Please note that most scolarship programs require outstanding grades; which we will obviously have to consider when deciding to prepare a letter of reference.
  • First please send your current transcript of records (automatically generated via the online examination office) and your CV to the Institute's management (e.pachta@lmu.de), which we need in order to examine your request. Further, describe the purpose the certificate is needed for and send us all required documents (e.g. template of the foundation you are applying at). Let us know in advance if you have special requests with respect to your letter of reference.
  • As this kind of assessment requires further information together with some extent of assessment of a student's personality, we can only issue reference letters to students who not only attended a lecture, but whom we also know personally and are therefore able to assess properly.
  • Please note that this process may take some time. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible. Therefore get in touch with us in time (at least 4 weeks in advance).