1454 Specialization in Business Administration Course II - International Corporate Reporting
Dr. Josef Baumüller
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
11/22/21 to 11/26/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 11/29/21 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 12/01/21 02:00 PM - 05:30 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 12/03/21 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/07/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 12/10/21 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 12/15/21 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 12/17/21 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/21/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Online-Einheit

The course provides participants with detailed knowledge of corporate reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). It focusses on the application of selected IFRS. An overview of applicable standards is provided and selected standards (IAS 7, IAS 19, IAS 32, IAS 37, IFRS 9, IFRS 13, IFRS 15, IFRS 16) are covered in more detail. When presenting the selected IFRS, the underlying theoretical concepts are covered before demonstrating their practical application.

Learning outcomes

By attending the course, the participants obtain deepened knowledge about financial reporting under IFRS. They acquire practice-relevant knowledge in selected areas of IFRS like revenue recognition and financial instruments. The course helps them to understand and critically evaluate selected IFRS as well as to apply IFRS recognition and measurement rules.

Attendance requirements

Given the format of the course, there is no minimum attendance required.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course covers lectures, practical examples and discussions.

The course sessions are held via MS Teams and contain a primer into the respective topic of the standards covered; especially discussions are encouraged. Following each online session, students are asked to deepen their knowledge via the resources provided (slides, examples, standards, further readings). Questions can be asked to the lecturer via mail or the forum function on Learn@WU. At the beginning of the next session, a short (online) MC quiz tests the students' knowledge on the previous learning phase.

The interim and final exams both cover all relevant standards discussed in this course so far.


Assessment is based on:

· 4 Quizzes à 10%; only the best three quizzes count

· Interim exam: 35%

· Final exam: 35%

In order to pass the course, students are required to achieve more than 50% of the total reachable points. The detailled grading scheme is the following:



>=88% of total points



>=76% of total points



>=63% of total points



>  50% of total points



<= 50% of total points

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

The first 60 students registering for the course via the WU's IT system may participate. Up to the first quiz, deregistration is possible (via mail).

1 Author: David Alexander et al.

International Financial Reporting & Analysis

Publisher: Cengage
Edition: 8th
Content relevant for class examination: No
Content relevant for diploma examination: No
Recommendation: Reference literature
Type: Book
Recommended previous knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting under national reporting standards (UGB, HGB or other national reporting standards). The students are expected to have knowledge from an undergraduate financial accounting course.

Having passed AMC III prior to the course is not required, however, strongly recommended. Otherwise, it might be necessary to independently study required fundamentals such as (e.g.) cashflow statements or financial ratios during the Course.

Last edited: 2021-05-19