Chair of Financial Management



  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schwetzler

Research Associates

  • Jan-Hendrik Degner
  • Renata Lavrova
  • Silke Pettkus
  • Philipp Pollmann

Courses (Selection)

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Financial Management
  • International Finance
  • Risk Management

Research Areas

  • Corporate valuation
  • Private equity
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Corporate finance
  • Fairness opinions


  • Center for Corporate Transactions
  • Center for Corporate Governance
  • View e.V.
  • Value Trust
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Henkel
  • Noerr

Combining the best of two worlds.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schwetzler
Holder of the Chair of Financial Management
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What we do

The Chair of Financial Management strives to combine theoretical foundations with application oriented elements in its teaching. We prepare our students for a challenging career in an international setting. Therefore, fundamental theoretical models are taught and applied upon relevant questions and examples.

Research at the Chair of Financial Management is mainly conducted by means of dissertations and third-party funded research projects as well as by selected student theses. The overall objective is to perform theoretical research with a potential to solve current problems in real situations. In order to connect our research with practice, the Center for Corporate Transactions was founded as an integrated part of our Chair in 2007.

Questions of doubt in corporate valuation

“Corporate Valuation is at the crossroads of different academic disciplines as accounting, corporate finance, investments, economics, statistics etc..Thus many important practical questions in valuation cases may be discussed from different angles. In my youtube channel “questions of doubt in corporate valuation” I do exactly this.”

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schwetzler

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