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.
The course FIN 604 will be offered next time in January 2024. We communicate important updates and announcements via the forum in the course's Ilias group. Please check it regularly or set an eMail alert.
This is the preliminary schedule:
|Getting to know Stata||January 4th||9am – afternoon||158 PC-Pool (L 7, 3–5)|
|Database Manipulation||January 5th||9am – afternoon||158 PC-Pool (L 7, 3–5)|
Estimation & Basic Programming Structures
|January 8th||9am – afternoon||158 PC-Pool (L 7, 3–5)|
|Case Study||January 9th||9am – 1pm||158 PC-Pool (L 7, 3–5)|
Every student will need their own copy of Stata installed on their own computer. Stata can be obtained at the University-IT. Please make sure to plan ahead, as the University-IT might be on break when the course starts!
The final grade (only pass/
Every student taking the course for credit has to register for the final exam (joining the Ilias group is not sufficient). Please make sure to register for the exam well ahead of time (three business days before the exam the latest, but ideally much earlier).
In the fall semester of 2023, the exam will probably begin January 10th, 2024, at 2pm. The deadline for submitting the answers is January 11th, 2024, 10pm. There may still be changes to this schedule.
There is only one exam date per semester. A second attempt at the exam is hence only possible in the respective following semester.
To take this course for credit, registration for the exam in Portal2 is necessary. In addition, the registration form in Ilias (Mandatory Registration Form) needs to be completed. The registration period will start a few weeks before the lectures start. (December 11th to 22nd in the fall semester 2023.) You will then find the form in the Ilias group. Only joining the Ilias group or registering for the exam in Portal2 is not sufficient, you have to fill in the form and be admitted to the course!
As there is limited space in the BWL-PC-Pool, the maximum number of participants is limited to 36. Due to the given space restrictions, no extension in the number of participants is possible. In case the number of registrations exceeds the participation limit, a selection process will take place. If there are more applicants than slots, students will be preferred that are planning to write an empirical seminar thesis in the Finance Area in the same semester.
You will receive an e-Mail if you have been admitted to the course. If you have not been admitted, we will remove you from the course's Ilias group. Registrations for the exam of students not admitted to the course will be withdrawn. You will see this in Portal2 a few days before the exam.