4308105: C15 Seminar in Finance

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Semester:SS 17
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:13.0 L / 10.0 h
Self-directed study time:170.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)


  • Risk modelling
  • Strategical and tactical asset allocation
  • International diversification
  • Forecasting moments of asset returns
  • Foreign exchange rate risks and management
  • Portfolio management
  • Performance analysis
  • Behavioural finance
  • Dividend policy
  • Company valuation
  • Legal and tax issues in financial decisions

Lecture Goals

This seminar has the purpose to familiarise students with the different approaches to conduct research.
Students are required to review the existing literature, formulate a precise research question within the proposed field, select and apply the appropriate methodology and finally interpret their results. Purely descriptive results are not enough, but a structured interpretation and argumentation is expected.
The final paper has to reflect the structured approach of the research conducted.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students have at their command detailed knowledge of finance and have a critical understanding of the procedures and methods in the subject area
  • Compiling and utilising available sources in order to acquire an overview of previously unfamiliar sub-areas
  • Preparing research papers on assigned topics or shorter empirical or analytical research projects by applying exacting technical procedures and methods


Lectures Method




Exam Modalities

  • Research Exposé (30%)
  • Final individual assignment (70%)


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