4408122: Presentation & Defence

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Semester:WS 17/18
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:14.0 L / 10.5 h
Self-directed study time:19.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)


  • Presentation of the research question, theoretical foundation and methodical progress of the empirical analysis to the examination board.
  • Provision of convincing arguments to the audience on the relevance and importance of the conducted analysis and persuasion of the board on the existence of broad knowledge in the specialized field.
  • Defence of the research topic during the discussion

Lecture Goals

The students present and explain the basic problem of their master thesis describing the background of the research problem, the motivation for solving it and for formulating the
research question.

The students illustrate graphically the procedure and provide convincing arguments that lead to the solution of the research problem.

The students express specialised positions and problem solutions in a public setting and defend their findings verbally.

The students present the research question and solution of the problem in a plain and comprehensible way to the board of experts.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the presentation the student can assure the examination board of his ability
to defend the research findings and statements claimed in the master thesis. The student is
able to satisfy highest academic and practice-oriented expectations by conducting an in-depth
research analysis and by providing a broad knowledge within the specialsed field.

The candidate fulfills all the qualifications in connection with the status of holding a master's


Lectures Method

Research, Presentation, Self-study

Admission Requirements

On a positive judgment of the master thesis proposal and the individual module examinations,
the student complies with all the requirements for participation on the presentation and
defense of the master thesis.


Expose and thesis template are available here: Regulations and Guidelines

Exam Modalities

The defence process in front of the examination board is scheduled as follows:

  • max. 20 minutes presentation of the research topic, methodology and findings
  • about 20 minutes in-depth discussion of the project and related fields in Finance with the committee members
  • approx. 15 minutes discussion of the examination committee behind closed doors aiming to come to a decision on the final grade


Presentation and defence:
==> Submission deadline of the Master thesis is on Thursday, 30.11.2017, 4PM the latest, at the Central Services Desk. Please check the the website for opening hours: CentralServicesOffice
==> Submission Thesis, 2 hardcopies 2 softcopies and 1 CD-Rom

Each candidate has to bring along 3 copies of their final presentation for commitee members to take notes during the presentation.


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