FIN 780: Seminar in Asset Management & International Finance

In this course specific topics from the fields of „Asset Management“, „International Finance“ or other areas of finance (see also the specific announcements) 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. Besides, the students will present their own paper, discuss another student’s paper and participate actively in the classroom sessions.

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
At least one FIN 5XX Module

Recommended prerequisites
Further prerequisites will be announced by the Chair of International Finance before the start of the respective seminar during the topics' presentation.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentPaper (50%, scope depends on the assigned topic), presentation (25%), discussion of other students' papers (15%), oral participation (10%)
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationIt is necessary to apply for the seminar. Further information will be published on the Department’s internet site.
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruenzi
Prof. Dr. Stefan 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