Fifth year of the master course “Accounting and Auditing”


On Friday, 5th May 2017, the fifth year of the joint master course “Accounting and Auditing” has started, offered by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the University of Münster (WWU).

Therefore, 29 students have been invited to the kick-off event at Schloss Gracht in Erftstadt.
Besides the presentation of course contents by the master course leaders Prof. Dr. Peter Kajüter (WWU) and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens (RUB), the students had the opportunity to get to know each other. The highlight of the kick-off event was the fireside chat which was opened by a speech of Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Naumann (speaker of the Managing Board of the Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer, Düsseldorf [Institute of Public Auditors in Germany]) on the issue of “Future challenges of the profession as auditors”.
Subsequently, there was a discussion between students, Prof. Naumann, representatives of the so called Big Four audit companies and the course leaders about current developments in the field of Accounting and Auditing.

The photo shows the students of the fifth year with the course leaders Prof. Dr. Peter Kajüter and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens at the starting day of the master course, on Friday, 5th May 2017.

The advanced master course “Accounting and Auditing” is aimed at bachelor students who aspire to work as auditors. For 3.5 years, the students study between May and October and work within the auditing practice between November and April. This allows to combine the master course and the professional practice excellently. “The master course “Accounting and Auditing” provides a scientific education as well as a professional qualification that allows the students to apply their theoretical knowledge already during the studies directly in practice”, reports Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens.
Regarding the content, students of this master course are prepared comprehensively for future auditing exams.
University teachers of both universities that are involved such as lecturers with practical auditing experience, impart the necessary knowledge to the students, taking into account the latest scientific evidence. The knowledge transfer concentrates on the issues of applied business administration, business law, tax law, accounting and auditing.
Due to the recognition of the master course by § 8a WPO, the exam achievements during the studies can be taken partly into account of the following accounting examination.
That is a help for the students regarding the professional examinations at the end of the master course. You will find more information by visiting