"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB

Juliane Völler


Juliane Völler was born on March 18th, 1988 in Hanover, Germany. In 2011 she received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Management with majors in finance and accounting from the International School of Management in Dortmund, Germany. During her undergraduate studies she spent one semester at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Canada, where she participated in a EU-funded market research project. Juliane is currently enrolled in the Master in Management at the University of Mannheim and participates in the Business Research Program in Accounting and Taxation at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) at the University of Mannheim Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS).

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

I chose the University of Mannheim because of its great accounting department and reputation. The GESS complements this experience by offering a superior course program and support. 

The best part of being a doctoral student here

The freedom of choosing your own research topic and being supported throughout the development from being a student to becoming a researcher is a great.

A description of my fellow doctoral students

My fellow doctoral students are very open-minded and ambitious people. They have diverse backgrounds and are always open to exchanging ideas.

My most challenging experience within the program

The first year course program is very challenging. Doing the step from learning the methods to applying it to your topic of interest can be tough.

My advice for prospective students

Be sure that you are very interested in doing research before applying to the program. Once you start, you should take advantage of all the diverse opportunities the GESS has to offer.