Institute of Management

Case studies on “big data” applications in management accounting

  • Typ:Bachelor / Master
  • Betreuer:

    Marc Wouters

  • Zusatzfeld:


  • Progress in information technology is creating new opportunities for management accounting—that’s not a new development as such, but the speed with which things are happening today is remarkable. More data is being generated, the data are more diverse and comes from more different kinds of sources, and is available sooner after event happened. Technology offers new possibilities for analyzing and distributing information. There is much literature about what’s technically possible. But we know far less about what’s actually being done. What experiences do companies have with implementing new technologies and changing their management accounting? What is working well and what is disappointing? What are some leading practices with the newest IT in companies?

    The objective of this thesis is to collect information about current practices. You will investigate this topic in the form of cases studies. You identify companies that are likely to have much experience with this topic and negotiate visiting them to conduct interviews and gather other kinds of information for one in-depth case study or for a series of small case studies.