Introduction to Finance and Controlling

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

Economic skills are indispensable in many specialist and management tasks. The aim of the workshop is to explain fundamental economic concepts in a coherent way for participants to understand the relations between the different business entities. The workshop is practice-oriented with case studies to deliver a hand-on learning experience for participants.

In-person Workshop

Thursday, February 29, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Prof. Dr. Annika Wolf




Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47*

Target Group

Doctoral students 


Research Management, Business and Organizations


16 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

* The premises are not barrier-free. Please contact the Bonn Graduate Center if you need assistance.

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Main topics include:

  • Finance, accounting & controlling as business core functions (compared to secondary functions)
  • Balance sheet, P&L, equity and debt
  • Accounting and corporate fraud (e.g. Wirecard)
  • Challenges and opportunities of digitalisation and sustainability on corporates (Artificial Intelligence, data analystics and regulatory framework, e.g. data protection laws and EU Green Deal)
  • Reflection of impact on other business functions. i.e. human resources, marketing, strategy


  • Integrated and concrete learning by applying theory in practice
  • Learn to oppose and differentiate between theory and practice
  • Market-oriented thinking and interpretation of market situations and results
  • Problem structuring and problem-solving abilities as well as teamwork and cooperation in decision-making within the group
  • Learn to differentiate between the different forms of corporate finance and the impact of power distribution
  • Learn to recognize the importance of the financial plan and the link between financial plan, accounting, balance sheet and P&L


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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