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Seminar

General Information

The Chair of International Finance will not offer a seminar in the spring term 2020. The next offering will be in the fall semester 2020 (writing phase July/August 2020).

The assignment of seminar papers is carried out via the centralized procedure of the Finance area. Please refer to the website of finance area for more information on the assignment process.

  • Prerequisites

    You must have successfully completed at least one finance course (FIN XXX) offered by one of the chairs of the Finance Area in order to participate.

    As most topics require to work empirically, some knowledge of statistics and econometrics is useful and participants should be motivated to undertake empirical work. You should write your seminar paper in English.

  • How Topics are allocated

    Please refer to the website of finance area for more information on the assignment process.

  • FIN 604 - Stata in Finance

    Most of the topics in Finance require you to work empirically. If you apply for an empirical seminar topic at a chair of the Finance Area and your knowledge about STATA and financial databases is limited, you should also take the course FIN 604 - Stata in Finance that provides you with basic knowledge about programming with STATA and the use of financial databases. Please consult this website for more information. The tutorials typically take place around the start date of the writing phase.

     

  • Learning Goals and Outcomes

    In this course specific topics from the fields of “Asset Management”, “International Finance” or other 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 another student's paper, and participate actively in the classroom discussions.

    Students will learn how to independently work on a research paper. Thus, the seminar paper also serves as preparation for a master thesis. Furthermore, students learn how to present research results and how to contribute to scientific discussions. In an examplary seminar, students will present their own paper, discuss another student's paper, and participate actively in the classroom discussions. The detailed set-up of the seminar sessions is subject to the individual chairs' policies.

  • Language

    You should write your seminar paper in English.

     

  • Form of Assessment

    • Paper: 50%
    • Presentation: 25%
    • Referee report on another student's paper: 15%
    • Oral participation: 10%
  • Additional Guidelines

    Further guidance on the seminar paper (e.g., formal requirements) is provided in this document.

     

  • Previous Seminar Offerings

    Here, you can find more information on previous course offerings.

     

Contact Person

Fabian Brunner, M.Sc.

PhD Student
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1-2 – Room 502
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
On appointment