Bachelor: Seminar in Accounting

General topic: Presentation and disclosure in financial reporting and their influence on the information’s decision usefulness.

  • We will analyze and compare financial statements of several companies and see how the presentation and disclosure of these financial statements influence the investors and other stakeholders in their decisions.
  • Specific topics will be discussed and assigned at the kick-off meeting.

Seminar language: English and German

Organizational:

  • We will use MS Teams for all information exchange – documents, information, virtual sessions and office hours.
  • Please send me an e-mail to kronenberger@uni-mainz.de as soon as you have been assigned the bachelor’s seminar in accounting, so that I can organize an MS Teams group. Use only your official Uni. Mainz e-mail address.
  • All information will be uploaded on Teams!

 

Timetable:

  • Friday, April 16, 2021 (4 p.m.) - Kick-off meeting (preliminary talk) and topic assignments.
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (4 p.m.) - Deadline for handing in the exposé
  • Friday, May 7, 2021 (from 4 p.m.) – Presentation of exposé
  • Bachelor’s thesis: Friday, May, 14, 2021 – Friday, July 9, 2021

 

Performance requirements for the seminar:

  • Mandatory full attendance at all meetings.
  • Exposé
  • Presentation of exposé (10 minutes + discussion)

Performance requirements for the thesis:

  • Thesis (approximately 20 pages long)
  • Mid-term meeting(s) – at least one during the two-month writing period

 

Language:

  • The seminar will be held in English and German language. This means that the presentations and papers in both languages are welcome and equally treated. The kick-off meeting (presentation) will be in English. However, the students may choose to write and present their exposé and bachelor’s thesis in English or German language. Correspondence is also possible in both languages.