3704663: Doctoral Consortium or International Conference Participation

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Semester:SS 14
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:46.5 L / 35.0 h
Self-directed study time:115.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Doctoral degree programme in Business Economics (01.09.2008)


The primary objective of the doctoral consortium or the International Conference Participation is to present and defend the PhD students' research in a competitive and international scientific environment.
Since successful applications are invited to be discussed by a selective academic committee this module also serves to further develop the communicative and social competences of the students.
Students' participating in this module arranged in the context of an internationally well-regarded doctoral consortium or a conference in International Financial Services receive critical comments and feedback on their research project by experienced faculty members and student participants. Moreover, they benefit from listening to the other students' experiences and results.

Lecture Goals

This module helps to enable the student

  • to further intensify the existing knowledge and methodology needed for the dissertation project;
  • to independently develop a research concept for specific research questions;
  • to develop, analyze and synthesize new complex ideas;
  • to develop a social, scientific and/or cultural progress for an academic or non-academic environment;
  • to discuss methodological issues with colleagues working in the same area and also with laymen.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Have an advanced and intensified overview on specific topics needed for the dissertation project;
  • Develop their own research project;
  • Apply the methodological structures of these specific topics for their dissertation project;
  • Present, discuss and defend their research results to academics and make it understandable for laymen.


Lectures Method

Preparation of paper and presentation

Admission Requirements

Research Design, Theories of the Firm, Research Methods in International Financial Services


  • specific articles related to the dissertation topic

Exam Modalities

The students will be assessed in this module through:

  • competitive selection process


Module availability:
On application at an internationally renown doctoral consortium or conference on International Financial Services.