ACC 921 Topics in Analytical Accounting Research

The course is aimed at doctoral students in accounting and neighboring fields including economics, finance, political and operations management. It provides an introduction to the role of accounting information in (a) measuring cost and profitability, (b) accounting-based managerial performance measures, (c) cost allocation and internal pricing in multi-divisional firms and (d) financial ratios and firm valuation.

Lecturers: Stefan Reichelstein, Nikolas Wölfing

You can register here.


ACC 760 Seminar in Management Accounting

This seminar focuses on topics in management accounting. Participants get acquainted with management accounting concepts in both theory and practice. They develop managerial skills that are essential to address fundamental tools in management accounting. They will also be able to structure a seminar paper and become experienced in academic writing.

The course mainly consists of independent group work and meetings with the course supervisor.

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Credits: 6 ECTS

Lecturers: Gunther Glenk, Stefan Reichelstein, Nikolas Wölfing

You can register for the seminar here. Registration is open until 28 February.


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    The Energy System in Transition: Markets, Technologies, Business Opportunities

    Content: Our energy system is in full transition, but the pace of change is still far lowerthan what is required to keep the climate on planet earth within trajectories that are inaccordance with the Paris agreement. Planetary boundaries become more and moreprevalent and push for more ambitious decarbonisation of our economies, bringing technologies, business concepts, and markets to their limits. Innovation and impact assessment are key to get the energy transition on a fast, yet reliable track.

    Credits: 3 ECTS

    Lecturers: Stefan Reichelstein, Nikolas Wölfing

    Further information can be found here.


    E701 Advanced Microeconomics I

    Content:The course is aimed at doctoral students in all fields of business administration. It provides an introduction to microeconomic theory, highlighting aspects which are of specific relevance for business research.

    Credits: 8 ECTS

    Lecturers: Stefan Reichelstein, Nikolas Wölfing

    Registration: please click here


    XEIET201 Online Lecture “Economics of the Clean Energy Transition” at Stanford School of Engineering

    This course examines the economics of competing energy resources from the perspective of corporate investors and households who will adopt clean energy solutions only if it is in their self-interest. Learn how to compare alternative energy systems that require vastly different capital expenditures and ongoing operating costs. Evaluate the role of public policy instruments including taxes, regulations, and incentives in accelerating the transition away from traditional fossil fuels. Real-world case studies illustrate the issues faced by decision makers.

    Lecturer: Stefan Reichelstein

    Further information can be found here.


    MAN 454 Lecture Series “Science for Future – How Scientific Research can Support Sustainable Development”

    The lecture series will comprise 6 sessions with 12 talks (i.e., always 2 talks on one day) with approx. 60 minutes presentation, 30 minutes discussion per talk.

    The goal of this interdisciplinary lecture series is to raise awareness for the potential of scientific research to contribute to sustainable development as defined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Mannheim-based researchers from various disciplines including economics, psychology, history, political science, philosophy, information systems, and business management (amongst others) will present cutting-edge research or basic knowledge on sustainability-related topics. The lecture series is open to students from all Bachelor programs.

    Lecturers: Laura Marie Edinger-Schons / Annette Kehnel

    Further information can be found here.


    ACC 574 Business Opportunities in the Clean Energy Transition

    This course examines business models and opportunities related to clean energy, specifically to decarbonized energy. We examine emerging trends in the context of technological change, business fundamentals and the parameters set by public policy.
    Specific topics to be examined include: (i) Carbon Emissions and the Clean Energy Transition, (ii) Modeling Cost Competitiveness of Alternative Energy Technologies, (iii) the Momentum of Renewable Energy, (iv) Integration of Renewable Energy Sources, (v) Energy Storage and (vi) Sustainable Transportation

    Credits: 6 ECTS

    The course is offered in spring term only. It is open to Master Students at the University of Mannheim.


    Research Colloquium: Pathways to Decarbonization


    The course identifies strategies for reducing CO2 emissions. Participants examine technological developments, business models and public policy.

    Instructor’s permission to enroll. Please contact Stefan Reichelstein.