Module WS 2020/2021

Data Management covers the modern data-management cycle, from the collection of data from diverse sources to the preparation of data for data-driven applications. Students learn how to handle various data formats, how to assess and improve data quality, and how to store and process data using SQL, NoSQL, and Hadoop technologies. The course covers eight primary topics:

  • Modern data-management requirements
  • Database system architecture
  • Diagnosing and handling data quality problems
  • Relational databases (SQL)
  • Hands-on labs with MySQL
  • Concurrency control techniques
  • NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB)
  • Apache Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce)
The course will give you a broad understanding of the Chinese civilization and its relations to the people of the western hemisphere during the last two thousand years.

  • learn about Chinese history, civilization, religions, economy and politics, including the new policies of President Xi Jinping
  • get to understand the differences in thinking, behavior and action of the Chinese in contrast to the people in the West.
  • learn about the economic relations between China, South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and Near East and the West along the continental and maritime silk roads. The global East-West-trade is more than 2000 years old.
  • Introduction to International Tax Policy
  • Economic and Legal Principles of National and International Taxation
  • Taxation and Economic Efficiency: Optimal Taxation and Optimal Tax Systems
  • International Taxation in an Integrated and globalised World
  • International Tax Competition and International Tax Cooperation
  • International Tax and Public Finance
  • Global and regional integration of nations: APEC, ASEAN, AU, BRICS, EFTA, EU, Mercosur, NAFTA, UN
  • Global Leadership of developed and developing countries: G20, G7, OECD
  • Introduction to International Tax Standards
  • Economic and Legal Principles of National and International Taxation
  • Institutional Aspects of International Tax Standards: G20, G7, OECD, EU – NGOs
  • G20/OECD: BEPS-Inclusive Framework and Global Forum on Exchange of Tax Information
  • The International and European Fiscal Framework
  • The Regulatory Environment on Taxation: Global and European Tax Standards (G20, G7, OECD, EU)
  • International Tax Principles on International Tax Competition and International Tax Cooperation
  • International Tax Transparency on Tax Compliance: Exchange of Information and Mandatory Disclosure
  • G20/OECD: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), EU: Anti-Tax-Avoidance-Directives, Code-of-Conduct
  • G20/OECD: Introduction of a new World Tax Order with Pillar 1 on Digital Taxation and Pillar 2 with a Global Minimum Taxation.
  • Financial data: diagnostic tests, pitfalls and remedies when applying statistics to financial time series
  • Univariate time series modeling and forecasting, the concept of stationarity
  • Multivariate time-series models (structural models, vector auto-regressions), multivariate stationarity
  • Modelling and forecasting volatility
  • Multivariate time-series models (structural models, vector auto-regressions), multivariate stationarity
  • General improvement of the English language skillsReading techniquesFormulation of research questionsBuilding up an argumentWriting convincing textsNegotiation skillsEffective communication in presentationsRelationship Building and Networking
  • Introduction to financial marketsInterest rates and bond pricesThe structure of interest ratesMarket efficiencyMonetary policyMoney marketsBond marketsMortgage marketsDerivative markets
  • Global Financial EnvironmentInternational Parity ConditionsForeign Exchange Rate Determination and ForecastingThe Foreign Exchange Market and the Use of Foreign Currency DerivativesForeign Exchange Exposure Financing the Global FirmForeign Investment DecisionsInternational Trade FinanceWorking Capital Management
  • Overview and introduction to different forms of qualitative methods in finance
  • Key concepts of experimental research approaches
  • Experimental methods to test market and trader behavior
Current topics in
  • Basic principles for writing academic texts
  • International Economics
  • Developments in Banking and Finance
  • Innovation Finance
  • Sustainable Finance
Opportunity Recognition & Business Models
  • Gelegenheiten systematisch erkennen und nutzen.
  • Market-Pull, Technology-Push und Blue Ocean.
  • Opportunity Recognition als Prozess.
  • Systematisierung von Geschäftsmodellen und den Bestandteilen.
  • Analyse und Bewertung von Geschäftsmodellen.
  • Anwendung von Big Data Algorithmen zu Identifikation neuer Märkte und Technologien.
  • An Introduction to tidy statistics and programming in RSourcing and downloading Financial Data (e.g. from Refinitiv Datastream and Eikon)Supervised vs. unsupervised learningLinear and multiple regressionsClassification problemsPrincipal components and clustering
Extracurriculare Activities comprise of various activities that are not linked to the Curriculum of the MSc in Banking and Financial Management, which are optional and further support the studying of the Master programme.