FIN 731: Seminar Corporate Governance

In this course specific topics from the fields of “Corporate Governance”, “Experimental Finance” or related areas of finance will be dealt with in depth. Students will have to work on the main topic of the seminar in some detail and write a term paper on a specific sub-topic that will be allocated to them. In the seminar, students will present their own paper, discuss other students' papers, and participate actively in the classroom discussions.

Learning outcomes
Students will learn how to independently work on a research paper. Thus, the seminar paper also serves as preparation for a Master's thesis. Furthermore, students learn how to present research results and how to contribute to scientific discussions.

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
Basic knowledge of statistics and econometrics is assumed and participants should be motivated to undertake empirical work.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentSeminar paper (2/3), presentation (1/3)
Restricted admissionyes
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi
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