CTcon: Institute for Management and Controlling (IMC)

In­sti­tu­te for Ma­na­ge­ment and Con­trol­ling (IMC)

The Institute for Management and Controlling (IMC) is a leading think-tank in the field of management accounting and controlling, based at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. It is headed by Professor Lukas Löhlein, Professor Marko Reimer and Professor Utz Schäffer, and bundles the research and teaching activities of university lecturers, doctoral candidates and staff. Professor Emeritus Jürgen Weber continues to be actively associated with the IMC.

Its core objectives are:

  • To track the role of CFOs, controllers and financial directors in the context of the IMC research project, and to develop their roles through critical discourse
  • To contribute to the education of responsible managers in finance functions and beyond in the context of IMC teaching activities
  • To accompany the transformation of the finance function and the development of the controller role through the IMC’s engagement with business

Thanks to its close links to business practice, CTcon is the ideal partner for the IMC. We support the systematic transfer of research findings into controlling reality. At the same time, the collaboration continuously feeds new aspects and insights into CTcon’s consulting work, which often provides clients with valuable new options.

The close collaboration is also reflected in the composition of the advisory boards: Dr. Christian Bungenstock, founder and Managing Director of CTcon, is a member of the IMC’s Advisory Board, while Professor Schäffer serves on the CTcon Scientific Advisory Board.

Ten short controlling videos

Controllers play an important role in companies. In addition to reporting, however, they have long since developed a wide range of other tasks - including the role of a business partner to management. The WHU Previews provide insights into the exciting and often surprising work of the IMC. Find out, for example, how controllers contribute to the quality assurance of management, what role they can play in decision-making processes and why the development of a genuine controlling culture is important for corporate success.

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The WHU Controller Panel: “Controlling-Trends & Benchmarks”

The purpose of the WHU Controller Panel is to capture benchmarking information and identify best practices. The panel was first constituted in 2007 as an IMC initiative and in close cooperation with the International Controller Association ICV. Its objective is to enable fruitful exchange between research and practice while contributing to the development of the German-speaking controlling community. Under the leadership of Professor Marko Reimer und Professor Utz Schäffer, important aspects of controlling practice are scrutinised regularly to identify and discuss key trends.

“We are pleased to give our members stimulating input for their daily work,” said Professor Utz Schäffer.

Positions of study participants:

With over 1,000 members representing the full spectrum of company sizes and industries, the WHU Controller Panel has established itself as an integral part of the German-speaking controlling landscape. Participation is free of charge.

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