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Financial Controlling

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
know and understand modern concepts and methods of operative controlling;
know and understand modern concepts and methods of strategic controlling;
be able to apply this knowledge to real situations.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Students gain a real-life impression of modern financial controlling and develop an understanding of approaches to strategic management consulting. The aim of this course is for students to learn an independent solution oriented approach.
The first part of the course will explain the basic concepts of financial controlling, such as control loops and strategic and operative financial controlling, in condensed form. In the second part of the course students will prepare a complex case study in small groups.

recommended or required reading

Freidank, C.-C. u. E. Meyer: Controlling Konzepte. Neue Strategien und Werkzeuge für die Unternehmenspraxis. 6. Aufl., Wiesbaden, 2003.
Gladen, W.: Kennzahlen- und Berichtssysteme. 3. Aufl., Wiesbaden, 2005.
Horvath, P.: Controlling. 12. Aufl., München, 2011.
Horvath, P.: Das Controllingkonzept, 7. Aufl., München, 2009.
Wöhe, G. u. U. Döring: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. 25. Aufl., München, 2013.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mag. (FH) Sebastian Kallinger,Dr. Mag. Matthias Kopetzky,Marlis Wenninger, BA, MSc

year of study

2nd year

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable