FIN 790: Seminar in Financial Markets and Financial Institutions

The seminar covers specific issues relating to financial markets and financial institutions 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
At least one MMM finance course: FIN 5XX
From Fall 23 on: CC 502

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 and they are expected to be willing to conduct empirical research.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentSeminar paper (2/3), Presentation and discussion (1/3)
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationParticipation in the seminar is limited. Information on how to apply is published on the homepage of the chair.
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Oliver Spalt
Prof. Dr. Oliver Spalt
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