Course content – Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance

On this page you can inform yourself about the curriculum of the Masters programme Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the contact points listed under "Contact and Counselling" and make use of the counselling services offered by the Graduate School.

Course structure

Overview of Modules of the Masters programme Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance ©Leuphana
Overview of Modules Master Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance (M. Sc.)

Elective modules

2nd Semester

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance I

3rd Semester

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance II
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance II

The elective modules can be replaced by elective modules from other Masters of the Master's programme in Management or by the modules Introduction I: Organisational sustainability transformation management & entrepreneurship and Market-Oriented Sustainability Management and Market Transformation from the Master's programme in Sustainability Science: Entrepreneurship, Agency and Leadership or by the modules Replication Studies in Economic and Public Finance and Public Policy from the Master's programme in Public Affairs and Economics (M.Sc.). (cf. Subject-Specific Annex 5.15d and 5.16).

Subject-specific area

Core modules

The modules of the core area (30 CP) are composed as follows:

In the first semester, you be given an introduction to (non-)financial company reporting, corporate finance and sustainable management accounting. 

In the second semester, you complete a module on sustainable corporate governance & auditing and a module on business valuation.

Research modules

In the research area (20 CP), you will first learn empirical-qualitative and -quantitative research methods, which will then be applied in a large research project on sustainable corporate financing and reporting. In a small group, you will work together on an empirical-quantitative project using company databases on an innovative research topic, for example the influence of gender diversity at top management level on the quality of climate reporting.

Electives

The elective area (15 CP) allows you to tailor the course to your personal interests – and develop the profile you want.

The elective modules can be replaced by elective modules from other Masters of the Master's programme in Management or by the modules Introduction I: Organisational sustainability transformation management & entrepreneurship and Market-Oriented Sustainability Management and Market Transformation from the Master's programme in Sustainability Science: Entrepreneurship, Agency and Leadership or by the modules Replication Studies in Economic and Public Finance and Public Policy from the Master's programme in Public Affairs and Economics (M.Sc.). (cf. Subject-Specific Annex 5.15d and 5.16).

Master Thesis/Masters Forum

Students spend the final semester working on their empirical Master thesis. Throughout the semester, the Masters Forum helps you develop your research question and methodology and is an opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with fellow students and supervisors.

Management Studies

As a unifying element of the Masters programme in Management, Management Studies (15 CP) must be completed by all students of the Masters programme. The Management Studies lay the foundations for understanding and shaping management and entrepreneurship in a complex, dynamic and ambivalent environment.

In Management Studies, you will deepen your professional competences in the field of management in the following three modules:

The first semester uses a range of tools including case studies to illustrate "Organization, Strategy & Innovation", while the second semester explores "Digitalisation" and the issues surrounding it from the perspective of all six disciplines at the Faculty of Management and Technology (business administration, economics, law, psychology, IT and engineering). In the third semester, you develop specific business ideas for companies and partners in an "Entrepreneurial Project".

Complementary studies

The Complementary Studies are an essential part of the special teaching model of Leuphana. It supplements and expands students' subject-specific learning with the following three modules (5 CP each) with critical academic and practical perspectives from all faculties:

  1. Engaging with Knowledge and Sciences (in the 1st Semester)
  2. Reflecting on Research Methods (in the 2nd Semester)
  3. Connecting Science, Responsibility and Society (in the 3rd Semester)

Masters thesis

Generally, the master's thesis is written at the end of the degree programme. All the information about the master's thesis and how to organise your master's thesis in five steps has been compiled for you on the website Masters thesis.

In addition, helpful courses for writing the master's thesis are regularly offered as part of the GradSkills.

Study regulations/subject-specific schedule

The following link provides access to documents which set out the general conditions for examinations, an overview of the curriculum, as well as detailed and legally binding regulations.

General Assessment Regulations and the Subject-Specific Schedules

 

Course catalogue

In the course catalogue you can get an overview of the courses currently offered and their specific contents.

Contact and Counselling

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