The Chair of Finance (Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen) supervises master theses in every semester. The allocation of master theses takes place in coordination with the chairs of Prof. Maug, Prof. Niessen-Ruenzi, Prof. Ruenzi, and Prof. Spalt.
You must have successfully completed a seminar with one of the chairs of the Finance Area (FIN 7XX) 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 thesis in English.
Topics will be uploaded to the individual websites of the participating chairs. You can find the topics of our chair below.
Topics Presentation via Zoom
Topics will be presented by the participating chairs. Schedule:
The Zoom-Link will be provided on the website of the Finance Area
03.03.2023 – 16.03.2023
Students should submit an online application form indicating their preferences. The link for the Ilias group will be provided on the website of the Finance Area.
Topics Allocation Announcement
The allocation of topics will be published on the website of the Finance Area.
21.03.2023 – 28.03.2023
Ask your advisor to register your thesis at the student services office within this period.
Formal starting date of the writing phase.
You will present preliminary results of your thesis and get feedback to your progress.
Last day to hand in your thesis.
|T1. Beta Estimation and Return Prediction|
|T2. Momentum and 52-Week High|
|T3. Impact of Biological Factors on Stock Market|
|T4. Cybersecurity Risk|
|T5. Is Dividend Juicing A Problem for Passive Funds?|
|T6. Cosmetic Fund Names: the Case of Mutual Fund Name Changes and Mutual Fund Initiations|
|T7. Salience Effect on Investor Behavior|
|T8. Credit rating changes and the impact on financial market|
|T9. Commonality across Time Zones|
The presentation of the master thesis topics can be found here.
T1. Shrinking Stock Markets?
T2. Tokenized Stocks
T3. Cryptocurrency Performance and Attention
T4. Replicating Anomalies: Transaction Costs and Trading Frictions
|T5. More than a Fluke? Investment Strategies of the Robinhood Crowd|
T6. Is Dividend Juicing A Problem in Passive Funds?
T7. How do academic research affect investment performance?
T8. Revisit the Russell reconstitution effect
For participants in a seminar and master or diploma students writing an empirical thesis at a chair of the Area of Finance (not only the Chair of Finance), a course on empirical work with Stata and the databases of the University of Mannheim (e.g. CRSP ot Compustat) will be offered at the beginning of each semester. The name of the course is FIN 604 – Stata in Finance.
This course is no mandatory prerequisite for writing a seminar, master or diploma thesis and are solely offered to help students prepare efficiently for empirical scientific work.