Seminar: Digital Controlling

General Information:

The seminar „Digital Controlling“ comprises (1) a three-day class covering an introduction into the SAP CO module and (2) the writing and presentation of seminar papers on the digitalization of the management accounting/controlling function. Before the three-day class, students are required to prepare and hand in solutions to a typical management accounting problem that facilitates the understanding of the case study underlying the class. Participation in all events is mandatory.

Supervisors: Julia Holzmann and Yanis Gamarra
Language: English
Scope: 4 SWS / 6 ECTS
Application: https://seminars.wi.tum.de/.

Structure and goals:

The module gives participants an overview of the controlling module in SAP ERP and raises current topics regarding the digitalization of the management accounting/controlling function. In a three-day course, students get an overview of the functionalities of SAP by implementing a case study covering typical components of management accounting (cost-center accounting, product costing, multi-level contribution margin accounting). In seminar papers, students will elaborate on current trends in management accounting and how digitalization and technological advances impact the controlling function in companies. The seminar papers are supervised jointly by supervisors of our chair and BearingPoint.

After attending the three-day course, students will be able to understand the opportunities and limitations of the controlling module of SAP. Furthermore, students are able to classify innovations within the conceptual development of the management accounting function.

The examination consists of mandatory participation in the three-day course, participation in a keynote lecture day, the writing of a seminar paper and its presentation in a team of 3-5 students. All components must be passed to successfully complete the module.

Dates

  • Handout of the assignment (Date TBA) - handin on (Date TBA)
  • Three-day course on SAP CO: 12.04.2021 - 14.04.2021, in CIP Z510 (we will meet in Zoom in case of a lockdown or other restrictions to convene at the university's premises)
  • Keynotes on Digital Controlling: 06.05.2021 (BearingPoint, we will meet in Zoom in case of a lockdown or other restrictions to convene at BearingPoint's premises)
  • Presentation of seminar papers: 24.06.2021 BearingPoint, we will meet in Zoom in case of a lockdown or other restrictions to convene at BearingPoint's premises)

 

Recommended readings:

Controlling mit SAP

Authors: Gunther Friedl, Burkhard Pedell
Publisher: Springer Vieweg; 8.  überarbeitete und aktualisierte Auflage (2020)
Language: Deutsch
ISBN 978-3-658-27719-2

The book is available from the TUM library (https://opac.ub.tum.de/TouchPoint/singleHit.do?methodToCall=showHit&curPos=1&identifier=2_SOLR_SERVER_1385955093)
and via SpringerLink (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783658277185).