4308120: C15 Master's thesis

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Semester:SS 17
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:14.0 L / 10.5 h
Self-directed study time:799.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)


  • Identification of a research problem and development of a research question
  • Thematically formulating a problem and developing a solution through application of
scientific methods
  • Independence in handling a research problem determined in the course of an assessment.
  • Discussion with the advisor about methodological and content issues in solving a research
  • Completion of a comprehensive assignment where the students deal with a theoretical or
practice-oriented problem in their field of specialisation by drawing on scientific work
  • Completion of presentation documentation on a research problem within their specialised
  • Defense of the elaborated research topic and in-depth discussion with the examination

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the module, the students have acquired a detailed knowledge and a critical
understanding of their research topic. They have at their disposal specialised knowledge of
methods and procedures for processing data and explaining it in a structured manner.
Furthermore, they exhibit originality and creativity in the application of their knowledge.

The students complete research and development projects, applying specialised research
methods, survey and development techniques by drawing on their previously acquired skills.
Additionally, they present the significant findings of their project to academic and real economy
specialists, thereby utilising various communication methods in order to illustrate complex
data on a scientific level.

Upon positive evaluation of the thesis module the Master's degree is awarded to the


Admission Requirements

It is recommended to complete the whole study programme before enrolling to the Master
Thesis Module, at least 60 ECTS are required to do so.

To enroll to the Master Thesis module successful completion of the module "Research Greenhouse" is required.

The official processing period is 22 weeks to write the Master Thesis.

Submission deadlines will be communicated in due course.

Exam Modalities

  • Evaluation of the written thesis paper
  • Presentation and defense in front of the examination board