In the fall semester (HWS2023), the Chair of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions will offer seven master's thesis topics in the area of “Empirical Finance” for master students at the University of Mannheim.
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.
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.
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.
You should write your thesis in English.
|Topics Announcement||You will find the topics offered by the Chair of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions here.|
|Topics Presentation||Topics will be presented by the participating chairs. Please consult the website of the Finance Area for the detailed schedule.|
07.09.2023 – 15.09.2023
|Online Application||Please consult the website of the Finance Area for details regarding the application process.|
|Topics Allocation Announcement||Please consult the website of the Finance Area for details regarding the allocation process.|
19.09.2023 – 25.09.2023
|Registration Period||Please register your thesis at the secretary’s office.|
|Starting Date||Formal starting date of the writing phase.|
|Objective Meeting||Please arrange a meeting with your advisor to discuss the objectives of your thesis.|
|10.11.2023||1st Colloquium||Presentation and Discussion of the preliminary results.|
|15.12.2023||2nd Colloquium||Presentation and Discussion of the preliminary results.|
|Submission Deadline||Last day to hand in your thesis.|