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FIN 604 - Stata in Finance

General Information

Students wishing to take Stata in Finance must apply for a place in this course. The application process is described below. 

The topic of this course is the practical application of the statistics program “Stata” in Finance research. The course contains three major sections: How to use Stata, an introduction to the usage of the most common databases in Finance at this university, and an application example. In the first section, we will introduce project and data management with Stata. In addition, we will teach estimation techniques and programming basics. In the second section, we will show where to get access to common datasets in Finance research. In the last section, students will have the chance to apply their knowledge to a practical example.
 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prepare students with practical methods for conducting empirical Finance research
  • Students learn how to load, manipulate, and evaluate data using Stata
  • Students learn where they can access popular databases used in Finance at the University of Mannheim


Faculty

Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen

Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen

Chair of Finance
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1-2
68161 Mannheim
Phone:+49 0 621 181-1518
Fax: +49 0 621 181-1519
E-mail: theissen(at)uni-mannheim.de
Stefan Scharnowski, M.Sc.

Stefan Scharnowski, M.Sc.

PhD Student
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1-2 – Room 411
68161 Mannheim
Phone:+49 0 621 181-1521
Fax: +49 0 621 181-1519
E-mail: scharnowski(at)uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
Lukas Zimmermann, M.Sc.

Lukas Zimmermann, M.Sc.

PhD Student
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1-2 – Room 507
68161 Mannheim
Phone:+49 0 621 181-1514
Fax: +49 0 621 181-1519
E-mail: l.zimmermann(at)uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment

    Further Information

  • Time & Venue

    The course FIN 604 will be offered in July 2019. More information on dates and location follow.

    Topic Date Time Room
    Getting to know STATA 01.07. 09:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 14:30 L7,3-5, 158
    Database Manipulation 02.07. 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00

    L7,3-5, 158

    Estimation & Basic Programming Structures

    03.07. 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00

    L7,3-5, 158

    Case Study 04.07. 09:00 - 13:00

    L7,3-5, 158

     

  • Language

    The course is taught in English. All materials and the exam will be in English.

  • Assessment

    The final grade (only pass/fail) will be based on a take home exam. The exam will take place directly after the course (probably Thursday-Friday).

  • Registration & Access

    For participation in class a registration for the exam in portal 2 is necessary. In addition, the registration form in Illias (Mandatory Registration Form) needs to be completed. Registration is possible between June 3 and June 21.

    The maximum number of participants is 36. In case the number of registrations exceeds the participation limit, a selection process will take place. If admission is withdrawn after registration end, this will be indicated by a remark in the exam registration in portal 2. This process will take place one day before tutorial start day the latest.

    Participants must have successfully completed one core course (FIN 5XX) from the Finance Area (Albrecht, Maug, Niessen-Ruenzi, Ruenzi, Terberger, Theissen, or Weber) in order to participate. The course is limited to 36 participants due to limited space in the BWL-PC-Pool. Due to the space restrictions no extension in the number of participants is possible. If there will be more applicants then slots, students will be preferred that are planning to write an empirical seminar thesis in the Finance Area in the semester.