Accounting, Auditing & Corporate Governance

The professorship for Accounting, Auditing & Corporate Governance of Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte researches and teaches in the areas of financial accounting, external audit, tax and corporate governance.

Within the scope of the research activities, a variety of questions with regard to the science initiatives Management & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Research are addressed and examined preferably with empirical-qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Prof. Dr. Velte and his team conduct research in the profile topic "Behavior & Governance" of the faculty.

Current research projects: Integrated & Sustainability Reporting, Sustainability Assurance, Sustainable board composition, Sustainable management compensation & Say on Pay, Sustainable Investors, Joint Audits & Audit Quality, Earnings Management & Goodwill Impairments, Fair Value Accounting & Corporate Governance

You will find further information to our programm on our site Lecture.

Prof. Dr. Velte is a member of the Gender and Diversity Research Network at Leuphana University as well as an associated member of the Institute of Management & Organization (IMO) an the Center for Sustainable Management (CSM).


  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte

Office Management

  • Anke Blümler
  • Iris Kruse-Wulf

PhD students and research assistants

  • Sascha Brake, M.Sc.
  • Maximilian Focke, M.Sc.
  • Jannik Gerwanski, M.Sc.
  • Norman Gruchow, M.Sc.
  • Dipl.-Kffr. Maria Jaufmann
  • Jens Niederkrome M.A.
  • Johannes Thesing, M.Sc.

External Phd

Julija Winschel