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Master's Theses (MMM)

Current Offerings

In the fall/winter semester (HWS2021), the Chair of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions will offer six master's thesis topics in the area of “Empirical Finance” for master students at the University of Mannheim.

  • Prerequisites

    All topics require to work empirically. Therefore, a solid knowledge of statistics and econometrics is useful and participants should be motivated to undertake empirical work. Specific requirements for each topic are given in the topic list.

  • How to Apply, How Topics Are Allocated & General Timeline

    Please consult the website of the Finance area for more information on how to apply, how the topics are allocated and for a general timeline of the process.

  • FIN 604 – Stata in Finance

    If you plan to write a master thesis at our chair and your knowledge about STATA and financial databases is limited, you should attend the “FIN 604 – Stata in Finance” course in the semester before starting your thesis. The course provides you with basic knowledge about statistical analyses with STATA and the use of financial databases. Tutorials are offered jointly with the Chair of Finance (Prof. Theissen), the Chair of Corporate Finance (Prof. Maug), and the Chair of International Finance (Prof. Ruenzi).  Please also consult the homepage of the Chair of Finance (Prof. Theissen) for up-to-date information regarding the tutorial.

  • Colloquia

    The Chair of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions will hold two block sessions in which candidates will present their topics. These block sessions are an integral component of the supervision at our chair. They should be considered as a chance to get an early feedback on the thesis. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to discuss problems and receive guidance. The participation in the block sessions is mandatory for all candidates.

  • Language

    You should write your thesis in English.

  • Form of Assessment

    Paper: 100%

  • Additional Guidelines

    Further guidance on the master thesis (e.g., formal requirements and plagiarism policy) is provided in this document.

  • Past Topics

Process Guide and Schedule

DateLocationEventAdditional Information

06.09.2021

 Topics AnnouncementYou will find the topics offered by the Chair of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions here.

08.09.2021

 Topics PresentationTopics will be presented by the participating chairs. Please consult the website of the Finance Area for the detailed schedule.

09.09.2021 – 17.09.2021

 Online ApplicationPlease consult the website of the Finance Area for details regarding the application process.

22.09.2021

 Topics Allocation AnnouncementPlease consult the website of the Finance Area for details regarding the allocation process.

 

22.09.2021 – 27.09.2021

 Registration PeriodPlease register your thesis at the secretary’s office.
 

27.09.2021

 Starting DateFormal starting date of the writing phase.

29.09.2021 – 06.10.2021

Office of your advisorObjective MeetingPlease arrange a meeting with your advisor to discuss the objectives of your thesis.
03.11.2021 1st ColloquiumPresentation and Discussion of the preliminary results.
14.12.2021 2nd ColloquiumPresentation and Discussion of the preliminary results.

27.01.2022 12pm

 Submission DeadlineLast day to hand in your thesis.

 

Contact Person

Leah Zimmerer, M.Sc.

Leah Zimmerer, M.Sc.

PhD Student
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1–2 – Raum 203
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
On Appointment