Final thesis supervision

Bachelor and Master thesis supervision

Students should choose a current research-oriented topic from one of the areas of Financial Accounting, External Auditing and Corporate Governance and apply an empirical quantitative research method (e.g. archive study)

Preferably, a research question should be derived from the following topics: Sustainability Performance & Reporting (e.g. Climate Change), Integrated Reporting, Nonfinancial Assurance, Board Composition (e.g. Diversity), Ownership Structure (e.g. Sustainable Investors), Auditor Independence (e.g. Auditor Rotation, Audit and Non Audit Duties, Joint Audit), Audit Committees, Earnings Management (e.g. Goodwill Impairments, Fair Value Accounting), Board Compensation (e.g. Say on Pay Voting & Management Compensation) or Tax avoidance.

Please contact me in good time, prepare an outline of 1-2 pages and an outline draft before the start of the project. The scope of the bachelor and the masterthesis is a maximum of 10,000 words and should be written in English and journal-style. At the beginning, a visit to the Bachelor's colloquium respectively of the Master Forum is necessary.

Each year, the best bachelor and master theses in the areas of "Accounting, Audit, Tax & Corporate Governance" receive an award.
IMPORTANT: You must apply for a bachelor thesis. Please note the registration deadlines and the following formula.

Phd supervision

The professorship for Accounting, Auditing & Corporate Governance supervises phd projects in financial accounting, external audit and corporate governance.
Current phd projects:

  • Assessing the association between joint audits, audit quality and corporate governance (Norman Gruchow)
  • Fair Value Accounting, Earnings Management and Corporate Governance (Johannes Thesing)
  • Assessing the link between ownership structure, management compensation and CSR performance (Maximilian Focke)
  • Audit Quality and Accruals Measurement (Ina Treptow)
  • Design and incentive effects of CEO compensation systems (Julija Winschel)

Curator at Contact & Cooperation

Prof. Velte is curator at the student consultancy Contact & Cooperation at the Leuphana University Lueneburg.

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Curator at Hanseatischen Börsenverein e.V.

Prof. Vel­te is also curator at the Hanseatischen Börsenverein at Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­sity Luene­burg.

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  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte