4406671: Research Methods IFS - specialization Part

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Semester:WS 17/18
Scheduled in semester:5
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)


  • Financial databases
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Linear regression
  • Time series
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Qualitative research methods in finance (eg expert interview, survey, case study…)
  • Application of empirical methods in a statistical software package (R)


    • know and learn to use specific financial databases.
    • name and understand descriptive statistics that are of relevance in financial research.
    • learn and understand the properties of linear regression and time series analysis.
    • learn and understand the basic concept of Monte Carlo simulations and their possible applications in finance.
    • gain basics knowledge about qualitative methods
    • consider assumptions underlying specific statistical methods/models.
    • find suitable approaches to statistically address given research questions.
    • apply the methods learnt within a statistical software package.
    • formulate correct research questions and hypotheses.
    • Interpret empirical findings prudently.
    • present research methods in an understandable way.
    • listen carefully, read and repeat, practice until they understand the logic and mathematics behind models.
    • work together and motivate peers who tend to give up as a reaction to the difficulty of mathematical problems.
    • take responsibility and organize/explain their solution to others who have problems and tend to give up.
    • understand and critically discuss the arguments of fellow students.
    • understand the flaws and problems of fellow students, reaction without offense.

Lectures Method



Chris Brooks: Introductory Econometrics for Finance

Exam Modalities

  • written examination


20.09.201713:30 - 17:00H6 (Fabrikweg)
25.09.201716:00 - 19:30H6 (Fabrikweg)
27.09.201713:30 - 17:00H6 (Fabrikweg)
02.10.201716:00 - 19:30H6 (Fabrikweg)
04.10.201713:30 - 17:00H6 (Fabrikweg)


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