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Corporate Governance and Audit Issues

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Course information

Module: Business A: Accounting & Finance
Modul: Int. Accounting and Auditing II
Credits: 4 SWS / 7,5 Credits
Language: German
Format: in presence



Part: Corporate Governance

Lecturer: Fabian Freches
Date: thursdays, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Start: 07.04.2022
The kick-off will initially take place digitally (Meeting ID 472 105 2452).
The lectures will take place in room 1.024, SRG1
Place:   FWW6, SRG1 room 1.024       

Part: Audit Issues


Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Burg WP/StB/RA
Dates: Block dates: 08 April, 22 April and 29 April in SRG 2.028

(detailed information will follow)


All relevant documents for the event can be found in the associated module room:

Corporate Governance & Audit Issues (SS 2022)

The enrollment key is yet to be announced.

For the lecture: Please keep a current edition of "Important Business Laws" (e.g. nwb Textausgabe, 35th edition) handy at all times.


Examination modalities

7.5 ECTS credits can be acquired.

At the end of the summer semester (main date), a 90-minute module exam is offered - related to the material of both lecture components. At the beginning of the winter semester, a follow-up examination is held under the same conditions as in the main examination.

Note: The course "Corporate Governance and Audit Issues" replaces the old module "Selected Aspects of Auditing". Accordingly, in case of passing the module "Selected Aspects of Auditing", the module "Corporate Governance and Audit Issues" can no longer be taken.


The course combines and links legal and business administration subject matter by teaching civil law aspects of auditing and aspects of corporate governance. The introduction to general civil law topics, such as synallagmatic legal transactions, forms the basis of the course. This is followed by a presentation of individual commercial law topics, followed by an overview of the law on partnerships (commercial) and corporations. Taking into account the individual legal forms of companies, selected aspects of auditing and explanations of the auditor's responsibility towards third parties are then dealt with. Within the scope of the topic of corporate governance, legal aspects are addressed and essential legal and institutional framework conditions that have a direct or indirect influence on the management decisions of a company are dealt with. In addition, the characteristics of corporate governance in the national and international context are presented. The rights and duties of the board of directors, the supervisory board, the shareholders and the auditor, the so-called actors of corporate governance, are presented and assessed from a business perspective. In addition to accounting as a relevant determinant of corporate governance, special attention is paid to the audit of financial statements as an object of corporate governance. In addition, the overall system of corporate governance consisting of company form, organisation, management functions, remuneration, etc. is presented.


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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Street navigation from and to the TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)