4408220: Thesis Project

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Semester:WS 17/18
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:0.0 L / 0.0 h
Self-directed study time:780.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)


  • Identification of a research problem and development of a research question
  • Thematic formulation of a problem and development of a solution through application of scientific methods.
  • Independence in handling the research problem throughout the assessment and discussions with the
advisor on methodological and content issues in solving a research question.
  • Completion of a comprehensive assignment where the students deal with a theoretical and
practice-oriented problem in their area of specialisation by drawing on scientific work

Learning Outcomes

The students have gained a broad and well-grounded knowledge in their specialised area and are able to independently increase that knowledge to the current level of research. They are able to collect, evaluate data and make judgments relating to relevant information even when the decisively relevant information is only partially available. In doing so, they independently apply the relevant research and investigative methods of the discipline. With their master thesis, they prove that they have developed an understanding of the findings and research processes relating to the discipline.

The students apply methods and procedures to generate data, to process and to illustrate it in
order to gain information and to produce new insights.

The students apply professional skills, insights, abilities and techniques to solve exacting
research problems. By doing so, they exhibit originality and creativity in the application of

Within the framework of the master's thesis they illustrate the methodological
procedure and the findings in such a manner that they can be comprehended and evaluated by experts.


Admission Requirements

Each candidate has to have successfully completed the module "Research Greenhouse" before starting writing the Master's Thesis.


The literature depends on the chosen topic of specialisation. An individual literature review is
necessary to complete the module. For specific questions regarding the literature please
contact your first or second advisor.

Recommended reading:

Gill, J. /Johnson, P. (2002). Research Methods for Managers (Third edition). London: Sage
Saunders, M. /Lewis, P. /Thornhill, A. (2003). Research Methods for Business Students (Third
Edition). Prentice Hall, Harlow
White, B. (2003). Dissertation Skills. For Business and Management Students. Mason, OH:
Wilmot, P. (2001). Quantitative Methods for Finance. New York: Wiley
Wyrick, T.L. (1994). The Economist's Handbook: A Research and Writing Guide. Mason, OH:
West Publishing

Exam Modalities

The complete master thesis has to be handed in at the Central Services Desk before or at the
agreed submission deadline, which is 30.11.2017 .

The first and second advisors propose the grade of the master thesis work and create a
detailed grading sheet.

Please refer to our Guidelines for Academic Work at University of Liechtenstein Regulations and Guidelines