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Research Seminar "Advanced Practices in Finance"

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1-4 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is designed to successfully develop students’ Master thesis. It focuses on: 1) developing appropriate research strategies in finance, 2) the discussion of certain issues in finance related to its research, and 3) the discussion of relevant academic research articles in finance. Throughout the course, students will: 1) work on their master’s thesis, 2) receive feedback on their work from mentor and peers, and 3) give feedback to other students on their master’s thesis. Students will work on, present, and receive feedback on their own research (i.e., their master’s thesis). The main objective of this course is to help students prepare to write their Master’s thesis. After mastering this course, the students will gain substantial knowledge about the up-to-date research strategies in finance and will be able to apply these strategies to successfully write their Master thesis. Successful completion of the course will make them ready for the job market as well as for rigorous research in finance.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The objective of this course is to help students prepare to write their master’s thesis.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students are able to examine and critically appraise research methods and tools.
  • Students are able to plan and perform an independent research project.
  • Students demonstrate a range of generic skills including information and time management, team and project work, computing and autonomous learning, digital skills. Planning and beginning to perform a research project requires students to develop a research question, gather data, choose appropriate research methods, and analyze these data, among other tasks.
  • Identify and apply the modern tools of research in finance
  • Take the responsibility and persuade the audience in the efficiency and reasonability of one’s decisions
  • Recognize and implement the correct empirical models for complex financial problems
  • Formulate and design research in finance that rely on empirical modelling
  • Justify and evaluate the validity of results obtained from their own research in finance with real world data
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Elements of a Research Proposal
  • Development of the Motivation, Research Question(s) and Hypotheses
  • Development of the Research Problem
  • Development of the Literature Review
  • Reading of Relevant Literature
  • Presentation of another student’s PMT
  • Presentation of an article related to MT
  • Choosing Appropriate Research Methods
  • Development of MT’s Methodology
  • Presentation of the PMT
  • Data Analysis
  • Discussion of Preliminary results
  • Oral defense of the Master Thesis
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Presentation of Master’s Thesis Proposal (MTP)
  • non-blocking Presentation of article related to PMT
  • non-blocking Test based on article
  • non-blocking PMT with completed LR
  • non-blocking Presentation of another student’s PMT
  • non-blocking Presentation of Master’s Thesis (PMT) preliminary results
  • non-blocking Preliminary Master’s Thesis (PMT) with definite results
  • non-blocking Oral defense of the PMT
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.1 * Oral defense of the PMT + 0.1 * Presentation of article related to PMT + 0.1 * Preliminary Master’s Thesis (PMT) with definite results + 0.1 * Test based on article + 0.2 * PMT with completed LR + 0.2 * Presentation of Master’s Thesis (PMT) preliminary results + 0.1 * Presentation of Master’s Thesis Proposal (MTP) + 0.1 * Presentation of another student’s PMT
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Axelrod, B. N., & Windell, J. (2012). Dissertation Solutions : A Concise Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Surviving the Dissertation Process. Lanham, Md: R&L Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=522053

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Kuada, J. E. (2012). Research Methodology : A Project Guide for University Students (Vol. 1st edition). Frederiksberg C [Denmark]: Samfundslitteratur Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=503632