Phd supervision

The Professorship for Business Administration, esp. Accounting, Auditing & Corporate Governance supervises qualified students in the doctoral track on research topics in the fields of (Sustainable) Accounting, Auditing, Tax and Corporate Governance. In this context, it is also possible to promote young researchers while working, whereby cooperation projects with corporate practice (e.g. auditing and consulting firms) with appropriate release regulations are preferred. The professorship has a wide range of strategic cooperations with auditing and consulting firms in northern Germany, which ensure excellent career prospects after successful completion of the promotion.

The professorship currently has the following collaborations for in-service doctorates:

  • ADVICON AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH
  • Baker Tilly GmbH & Co. KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • DOCTORES Völschau Partnerschaft mbB Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
  • Ebner Stolz Mönning Bachem Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
  • FIDES Treuhand GmbH & Co. KG
  • Grant Thornton AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Lerdon Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH
  • PKF Deutschland GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Rödl & Partner GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
  • RSM GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

The supervised doctoral students will write a cumulative dissertation in accordance with international practice on the basis of 3-4 publications in renowned international journals and a framework paper. As a frame of reference, reference is made to the Jourqual 3 of the Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (VHB).

At Leuphana University of Lüneburg, a "Doctoral Track" enables particularly qualified students to prepare for a doctorate parallel to their Master's degree and to complete individual modules of the doctoral programme. You can find more information here

Enclosed you will find a list of the doctorates completed to date: Completed doctorates

The doctoral regulations of the Faculty of Management and Technology as well as all other important information on doctoral studies can be found here.

Furthermore, you can find the guidelines for a cumulative dissertation for the Dr. rer. pol. degree here.

The Faculty of Management and Technology has set up a doctoral programme in Management, Accounting & Finance for this purpose. You can find more information here

We are very pleased about your interest!

Current phd projects:

  • Monitoring of Internal Corporate Governance Systems by Audit Committees, Internal Auditors and External Auditors (Christoph Wehrhahn)
  • Heterogeneity in Family Firm Finance and Accounting: The Role of Family Influence for Financial Decisions in Family Firms (Niklas Bergmann)
  • Assessment of tax avoidance in association with CSR- and Country-by-Country-Reporting (Maurice Münch)
  • Determinants and consequences of climate risk disclosure. Empirical evidence from Europe (Philipp Stock)
  • Board Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility: Empirical Evidence from a European Perspective (Jan Apel)

Finished phd projects


  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte