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Research Seminar

The general composition of the Research Seminar looks as follows:

Year 1

Quarter

II

III

IV

Master Thesis Preparation

Topic selection and writing of plan of the thesis as well as the programme of research

Preparation and discussion of the term paper project 

Research literature review 

Discussion of the term paper

 

                                                                                                           

Research Seminar Activities 

Methodology of financial research, Master classes of the corporate representatives, case study

Project Seminar

Academic Writing

Discussion Panel

Year 2

Quarter

I

II

III

Master Thesis Preparation

Topic selection and writing of plan of the thesis as well as the programme of research

Synopsis of a master thesis discussion

Empirical data collection and analysis

Pre-defense of the thesis

 

                                                                                                               

Research Seminar Activities 

Master classes of the corporate representatives, case study

Project Seminar

Organization of Research 

Discussion Panel

Research seminar 1st year

Research seminar for the 1st year Masters in Finance is aimed at the development of students’ research abilities in the broad area of finance, as at the development of academic writing and presentation skills. It consists of four modules.
  • Module 1, «Research Methods in Economics and Finance», aims at the expanding of students’ knowledge on research philosophy and methods, with the focus on research in economics and finance. 
  • Module 2, «Academic Writing», pursues the development of written communication skills as necessary part of academic career development. These skills include papers planning, structuring, writing and formatting. 
  • Module 3, «Models of Financial Analytics and Management», has as a general objective the development of special research methodologies in finance.
  • Module 4, «Soft skills development for research», is devoted to the development of such skills as team-building and team-working, cross-cultural communications, and time-management.

Research seminar 2nd year

The objective of this course is to help students prepare to write their master’s thesis. This course consists of an introductory lecture that focuses on (1) certain issues related to research and (2) relevant academic research articles. In the rest of the course, students will (1) begin to work on their master’s thesis, (2) receive feedback on their work, and (3) give feedback to another student on the master’s thesis of this other student.