4408117: Research Greenhouse

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Semester:WS 17/18
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:28.0 L / 21.0 h
Self-directed study time:69.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)


All aspects that have to be considered for writing a successful exposé and master thesis, like e.g. the fulfillment of formal requirements, the development of a research project and the correct choice of methodology for answering the research question.

Lecture Goals

After the completion of this module, the students have successfully handed in their Exposé for the master thesis and know how to conduct a research project. They have learned how to develop a research question, choose and discuss the methodology for answering it. They know how good research papers and theses look like and are able to transfer this knowledge into their own project.

Learning Outcomes

> Formulate a research idea and develop a research question
> Narrow the research idea to a realizable size
> Choose and justify a research methodology
> Conduct a sound literature review
> Formulate an exposé in which the research project is described and justified
> Know and apply the scientific standards and writing principles of the University
> Discuss their project and integrate peer and professional feedback
> Give feedback on other research projects
> Organize their project in terms of literature, writing and time plan


Lectures Method

Student Presentations and discussion
Self-study through reading announced literature at home.


Will be provided during the course

Exam Modalities

Final Presentation (30%)
Written Exposé (70%)

Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)


14.09.201709:00 - 12:15H5 (Fabrikweg)
28.09.201709:00 - 12:15H5 (Fabrikweg)
10.10.201709:00 - 12:15H5 (Fabrikweg)
10.10.201709:00 - 12:15abgesagt/cancelled
26.10.201709:00 - 12:15H5 (Fabrikweg)
09.11.201709:00 - 12:15H5 (Fabrikweg)
16.11.201709:00 - 12:15S2
21.11.201709:00 - 12:15H6 (Fabrikweg)