Institute of Management, Accounting & Finance

The Institute of Management, Accounting & Finance (IMAF) concentrates on sustainable management & control, (non) financial reporting, corporate finance and corporate taxation in research, teaching and practice.


The main research topics of the institute represent:

  • Chair for Business Administration, esp. Accounting, Auditing & Corporate Governance (Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte): Financial accounting (Goodwill, Fair Value & Earnings Management), Non financial reporting (Integrated & Sustainability Reporting, Sustainable Investors), Tax accounting (tax avoidance), External audit (audit quality regulation, sustainability assurance), Sustainable Corporate Governance (business case for sustainability, Board Composition, Compensation & Say on Pay)
  • Chair for Business Administration, esp. Corporate Finance (Prof. Dr. Judith Schneider): Consumer Financial Decision Making (Visual Salience), Decision Making under Uncertainty (Resolution of Uncertainty), Empirical Asset Pricing (Information from Option Markets, Investor Attention), Quantitative Risk Management (Robustness and Model Risk)
  • Chair for Business Administration, esp. Managerial Accounting (Prof. Dr. Rainer Lueg): Sustainability Management & Control, Strategy Implementation and Strategic Performance Measurement Systems, Diffusion and adoption of management innovations, role of top management teams and external consultants, customer profitability analyis

You can find more information on the current and completed projects in the research database, on the personal pages and on the Research & Projects pages of the individual work areas.

Phd programm

After graduation of the master´s programm you will have the opportunity to attend the Phd programm in order to obtain the doctoral degree "Dr. rer. pol." in the following subjects:

Doctoral Research Group Management, Accounting & Finance