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Klaus Möller

Klaus Möller

Klaus Möller

Prof. Dr.

Full Professor of Performance Management / Controlling / Director

Büro 57-204
Tigerbergstrasse 9
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Performance Management

Business Analytics

Fields of research

Performance Management

Management Accounting

Business Analytics


2005 - Habilitation/post doc qualificatio- University of Stuttgart (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horvath)
2001 - PhD/Dissertation (Dr. rer. pol) - University of Stuttgart (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horvath)
1998 - Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Business Adminstration (Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.) - Technical University of Damstadt

Professional Career

2007 - 2011 Professor of Accounting and Management Control, University of Göttingen
2006 - 2007 Professor of Accounting and Management Control, Technische Universität München
1998 - 2005 Research Assistant, Chair of Controlling (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horváth), University of Stuttgart
2005 Venia legendi for Management (Habilitation), University of Stuttgart
2001 Dr. rer. pol. (PhD, summa cum laude), University of Stuttgart
1991 - 1998 Studies in Mechanical Administration and Business Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt

Teaching Activities

- Bachelor Program (Accounting, Controlling, Auditing; Project Controlling, Controlling with SAP) 
- Master Program (Management Accounting, Finance and Management Accounting I, Analytical Performance Management, Entrepreneurship and Performance Management, Financial Leadership in Healthcare)
- Doctoral Program (Methods in Accounting Research, Emprical Research in Accounting, Topics in Accounting)
- Executive Education


EAA - European Accounting Association
Schmalenbach Society for the Advancement of Research in Business Economics and Business Practice
German Academic Association for Business Research


2017 and 2020 Best Paper Award, Journal "Controlling"
2016 Honorary Professor of Management Accounting, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA  
2012 Best Paper Award Baltic Journal of Management (SSCI listed)
2007 BITKOM University Competition
2006 Best Paper Award, KIZOK Center for Management and Innovation, Hasselt University, The Netherlands
2006 Conference Best Academic Paper Award, Performance Measurement Association Conference, London
2003 1. Prize for the Dissertation, Industry Association Germany
2003 Best Presentation Award, Research Association for Power Transmission Engineering 
2002 Most Outstanding Research Paper, SAE-Conference Paris

Editorial Board

Controlling (since 2008)
Die Unternehmung - Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice (since 2017)
Board (2011-2022)

Additional Information

since 2013: Director of the Hilti Lab for Integrated Performance Management, University of St. Gallen
2015-2017: Member of the scientific working group for regulation at the German Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway
2002 - 2007: Managing Director, IPRI - International Performance Research Institute gGmbH, Stuttgart

Reviewer for Review of Managerial Science, International Journal on Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, Journal of Management Control, Long Range Planning, Baltic Journal of Management, European Accounting Association and others