The summer school is jointly organized by:

  • Prof. Dr. Alexis H. Kunz (University of Lausanne, HEC),
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Hofmann (University of Mannheim), and
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeiffer (University of Vienna).



The course will be held on the premises of the University of Mannheim in Germany. For further information on the University and city of Mannheim, see


Course Language

The course language is English.



No enrolment fees apply.


Admission Requirements

The course focuses on issues of managerial accounting, performance measurement and cost accounting on an advanced level. The participants should therefore exhibit, apart from analytic abilities, knowledge within the range of these topics. Moreover, a close relation of the topic of your own scientific work to the studied issues is desirable. The number of participants is limited to 25 persons.


Course Requirements

This course is comprised of lectures in the morning session and case work in the afternoon session. A list of the course readings will be sent to the participants in time. Students are expected to carefully read the assigned papers prior to the course and to be ready to engage in discussion with the class. Therefore, it is essential to become acquainted with the assigned papers and underlying analytical methods.



A complete application includes (1) a short personal record (Curriculum Vitae), (2) a list of visited lectures in accounting, economics, and finance, and (3) a short description of the thesis and/or post-doctoral lecture qualification in English, and must be sent until May 31, 2009 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Below you find a list of hotels which we can recommend and which are closely located to the University of Mannheim. We reserved a contingent of rooms in some of the hotels.