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Doctoral Student / Research Assistant (f/m/d) in the area of Management and Management Accounting with special focus on CFO research
Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU Vallendar)
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management is a leading private business school in Germany and is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe.
On WHU's two campuses in Vallendar (near Koblenz) and Düsseldorf, faculty, students, and staff enjoy working in a stimulating international environment. The
organizational culture combines an entrepreneurial attitude and international orientation with a strong sense of community and a high commitment to excellence.
WHU's Institute of Management Accounting and Control invites applications for the position of
Doctoral Student / Research Assistant (f/m/d)
in the area of Management and Management
Accounting with special focus on CFO research
located at the WHU Campus Vallendar, starting at any time.
WHU has more than 50 faculty members in the fields of management, finance and accounting, economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and sales, and supply chain
management. Research at WHU aims to adhere to three principles: quality, internationality, and relevance to business practice.
The Institute of Management Accounting and Control of WHU is a leading think tank in the area of management accounting and control. Under the joint directorship of Prof.
Dr. Marko Reimer and Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer, the institute bundles the numerous teaching and research activities of the associated professors and doctoral students. In the
annual ranking of PhD programs in the area of management accounting, the IMC currently ranks No. 1 in Europe.
Potential Research Questions
What idiosyncratic impact do Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) have on their organizations' policies and outcomes?
How (and under what conditions) do CFOs initiate and accelerate the digital transformation of their organizations?
What are characteristic career trajectories and essential competencies of successful CFOs?
Of course, we are open to your own ideas.
completing a doctoral thesis and conducting empirical research
collaborating with our faculty, international researchers, and other doctoral students
presenting your research at international conferences
working with leading companies on controlling-related benchmarking processes, being part of our editorial team, or supporting our teaching activities and the WHU Controller Panel
strong motivation and enthusiasm
very good master-level university degree
excellent English language and analytical skills, and ability for innovative thinking
Our faculty, students, and staff are passionate about WHU and work together to continuously develop WHU as one of the leading business schools in Europe. Do you want to be a part of this vision? Come join our team!
Please send your application, including CV, supporting documents, and a letter of motivation via email to: