FIN 703: Seminar in Financial Markets

The seminar covers specific issues relating to financial markets in depth. The seminar is organized as a block seminar. Prior to the seminar students have to write a seminar paper on a particular topic. This paper has to be presented during the seminar. Students are also expected to actively participate in the discussion during the seminar.

Learning outcomes
Students learn how to write a research paper. The seminar is thus an important prerequisite for the master thesis. During the seminar the students will also train their presentation and discussion skills.

Necessary prerequisites
Participants must have successfully completed at least one core course (FIN 5XX) from the Finance area. As of HWS 2023, we also require that participating students have taken the module CC 502 (Applied Econometrics)

Recommended prerequisites
Participation in the seminar requires a sound background in finance, a good command of English and of basic statistical and econometric techniques. Students are expected to be able to read and understand current research papers.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
LanguageGerman, English
Form of assessmentSeminar paper (2/3), Presentation and discussion (1/3)
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationWebsite of the Chair
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen
Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen
Frequency of offeringSpring semester & fall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu.
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 4