"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


Philipp Mütsch

Philipp Mütsch

Philipp Mütsch was born in Germany in 1990. He received his Bachelor's as well as his Master's Degree from the University of Mannheim. During his studies, he spent one semester at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and one semester at ESSEC Business School. Furthermore, he gained practical insights through internships at a bank's corporate finance division and at an audit firm. He also served as student assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Spengel at the University of Mannheim. In his master's thesis, he investigated the impact of politics on firms' reporting choices.

Research interests

  • Accounting and politics
  • Corporate social responsibility reporting
  • Interplay of accounting and capital markets

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

I chose the University of Mannheim because of its academic excellence, its outstanding faculty, and the corresponding stimulating environment for research. I also think the the structured doctoral program at the GESS offers a course program tailored to equip the students with the knowledge and skills to produce quality research.