On this teaching homepage, I am excited to share my teaching interests and activities. I have been fortunate enough to instruct a diverse range of courses, including Integrated Management, Business Analytics, Model-based Science, Management Control: Introduction and tools, and Corporate Planning and Control. These courses have been specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts and tools of their respective fields. From gaining insights into decision-oriented perspectives for analyzing business problems to mastering the principles of planing and control, my goal is to empower my students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s complex business environment. Additionally, my teaching approach is interactive, engaging, and hands-on, which allows the students to apply their learning to real-world scenarios.
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of a decision-oriented perspective on analyzing business problems. It covers topics such as static and dynamic organizational design, different types of interdependencies, and approaches to evaluating organizational structures in terms of coordination and motivation efficiency. Students will also be introduced to selected concepts that combine aspects of coordination and motivation efficiency. The course is taught using lectures and discussions. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to identify business problems and select appropriate solutions or methods. I have been teaching a class since the summer term of 2019.
This course aims to give students a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts and techniques of quantitative analysis. Through hands-on practice, students will develop the skill of formulating decision problems, particularly within a management context. Students will also acquire the ability to conduct, evaluate, and interpret the results of quantitative analyses. The course will cover central tools of descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive quantitative analysis. The teaching approach used is interactive, comprising lectures, exercises, readings, and real-world case studies.I have been teaching a class since the winter term of 2018.
Management control: Introduction
This course seeks to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the concept of “Organizational Control.” Throughout the course, students will be introduced to classical and contemporary approaches in the fields of management, organization, and business leadership, and learn how to distinguish, evaluate, and apply them to current issues. The course methodology includes a range of activities such as lectures, discussions, and case studies. By the end of the course, students will have the ability to critically evaluate new theories and methods in the field of management accounting and assess the concepts of organizational and management control through the different theoretical lenses. I have been teaching a class since the summer term of 2019.
Corporate planning and control
This course is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of corporate planning and the tools and concepts required to apply it in real-world organizational contexts. Through lectures, case studies, and interactive discussions, students gain an in-depth understanding of the structure of an integrated budget and the interconnections between its various components. They learn how to create, interpret and make decisions based on an integrated budget, as well as key performance and financial indicators used in corporate planning, the systems of costing, control and deviation analysis, and instruments of cash flow management. Additionally, an online self-assessment will be provided to help students to engage with the material. Overall, the aim of the course is to develop students’ understanding of the intricacies of corporate planning and give them the skills to apply it in a professional setting. I have been teaching a class since the summer term of 2014.
This PhD-level course delves into the fundamentals of scientific modeling, providing students with an understanding of the concepts and methods used to create models, their properties, and how to categorize them. Students will learn about the process of modeling and the relationship between models and theories. The course will also focus on the use of computer support in model-based research approaches, and the properties of complex systems. Furthermore, the class will cover the basics of scientific reasoning, including the patterns of abduction, the relationship between abduction, induction, and deduction, and the role of model-based reasoning in scientific thinking. The teaching methodologies include lectures, discussions, short reflection papers and presentations of the papers. The course concludes with a self-reflection on the topics covered in the class, and their application to the student’s own research or specific scientific domain.I have been teaching a class since the summer term of 2019.
Modelling and simulation
In this course, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of scientific model building and simulation-based research in the context of economic aspects. Through this course, students will learn how to apply the process of scientific model building, evaluate the relevance and consequences of abstraction in scientific model building, and assess the potential of simulations for research management, organization, and economics. The course methodology includes lectures, discussions, and case studies. The course will initially focus on mathematical modeling and the in-depth analysis of selected mathematical models in the context of economic research. Furthermore, students will explore the relevance of related fields such as complexity science and artificial intelligence in scientific model building and simulation through concrete examples. By the end of this course, students will have a strong understanding of the latest developments in scientific model building and simulation-based research in management, organization, and economics. I have been teaching a class since the winter term of 2022.
This course aims to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of risk management and its role in business and society. By examining the challenges, tools, and processes involved in designing and implementing a risk management program, students will gain an appreciation of the importance of effectively assessing, controlling and transferring risk. The course will delve into various approaches of quantifying, managing, and controlling risks, with a focus on the organizational and legal frameworks that underpin effective risk management. Through case studies, presentations, discussions and other interactive methods, students will gain a deeper understanding of risk management terminology, decision-making under risk, various types of risks, the psychology of risk management, and practical applications. I have been teaching a class since the winter term of 2015.
I have taught a series of research seminars at the bachelor’s level. These seminars cover a wide range of topics related to management accounting, including industry-specific management accounting, budgeting, comparative management accounting, management accounting and decision making, controlling of intangibles, management accounting and sustainability, management accounting concepts, cost management, operational management accounting, risk management, theoretical foundations of management accounting, corporate management and value-based management, corporate planning and controlling, and value-oriented corporate management. Through these seminars, I have been able to guide students as they explore the various concepts and principles of management accounting. Furthermore, I have provided them with the opportunity to delve deeper into the specific areas of interest that are most meaningful and relevant to their field of study. These seminars have enabled students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter, and also helped them in preparing their bachelor’s theses. Ultimately, my goal for such research seminars is to empower my students to become independent thinkers and well-informed professionals in their field.