Accounting & Leadership
= Certified Expert in Financial & Managerial Accounting
Every leader needs to know how to correctly interpret, assess and deduce strategic impulses from financial statements. The module in Accounting & Leadership offers, in a nutshell, the essentials of bookkeeping, budgeting and (bank-) controlling. Students are also introduced to behavioural accounting, a concept that builds heavily on latest research findings, which is highly useful for explaining how financial statements are presented and composed both in banks and businesses.
Prof. Dr. Jörg R. Werner
Prof. Dr. Jörg R. Werner is Professor of Accounting at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management since 2011. His research areas are international and comparative accounting with a particular focus on empirical methods, but also on regulatory issues in accounting and corporate governance.
His research has been published in journals such as the International Journal of Accounting, Corporate Governance – An International Review, Energy Economics and the Socio-Economic Review. He is also an author of German and international text books.
Professor Werner received his Diploma in Business Studies in 2003 and his PhD in 2006, both at the University of Bremen before completing his Habilitation in 2011. From 2006 to 2011, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bremen, where he was also a member of the Collaborative Research Centre 597 (“Transformations of the State”). In 2010, he further worked for four months as a Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Jacobs University Bremen. He was a guest lecturer at various institutions including UvA Business School, Amsterdam, and at the University of Kassel.
Among others Professor Werner is member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) as well as the European Accounting Association (EAA).
Prof. Dr. Matthias D. Mahlendorf
Prof. Dr. Matthias D. Mahlendorf is Professor of Managerial Accounting at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. His research areas are performance measurement and relative performance information.
He has published in journals such as The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organisations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Management Accounting Research and Organizational Research Methods. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management Accounting Research and serves as a reviewer for Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Management Accounting Research, Journal of Business Economics, Journal of Management Control, Schmalenbach Business Review and Die Betriebswirtschaft (Business Administration Review).
Professor Mahlendorf studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Dresden, London School of Economics, and Queen Mary's University London. He received his PhD from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. His dissertation on escalation of commitment in failing projects received the Péter Horváth Management Accounting Award 2009 and the Austrian Management Accounting Award. From 2009 to 2014, he worked as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Management Accounting and Control at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Further, he was a visiting scholar at Michigan State University as well as the Arizona State University.
Professor Mahlendorf has designed and taught seminars for executives of major international corporations like SAP, Bayer, and Henkel. He has consulted large organisations such as The Federal Employment Agency on topics such as performance measurement and benchmarking.