4306646: Decision Theory

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Semester:SS 17
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)


Decision and Game theory


    • know the most prominent decision theories.
    • understand how rational solutions may be achieved by using classical decision models.
    • know different levels of market efficiency and their implications
    • understand how information is processed on financial markets
    • solve decision problems by using DT models and methods. They find the strategic aspect of a problem and transform it into a simplified problem.
    • analyze decision situations.
    • evaluate Investments with EUT, MV and PT,. explain and interpret the assumptions of these methods.
    • know methods in decision theory.
    • use methods and models on unknown decision situations. Calculate optimal solutions and equilibria.
    • compare different methods for measuring and controlling risk and uncertainty in decision processes.
    • evaluate decision methods in mini cases and find appropriate models for solving typical problems.
    • understand and critically discuss the arguments of fellow students.
    • listen carefully, read and repeat, practice until they understand the logic and mathematics behind models.
    • work together and motivate other students who tend to give up as a reaction to the difficulty of mathematical problems.

Lectures Method

Lecture with interactive elements


  • Thorsten Hens & Marc Oliver /Rieger: Financial Economics, 2010, Springer (supplementary)

Exam Modalities

  • written examination


23.02.201713:00 - 14:30S3
02.03.201713:00 - 14:30S3
09.03.201713:00 - 14:30S3
16.03.201713:00 - 14:30S3
23.03.201711:30 - 17:00S3
30.03.201713:00 - 14:30S3
06.04.201711:30 - 17:00S1
13.04.201713:00 - 14:30S3
27.04.201713:00 - 14:30S1
04.05.201713:00 - 14:30S3
11.05.201713:00 - 14:30S3
18.05.201713:00 - 14:30S4
01.06.201713:00 - 14:30S3


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