Syllabus

Title
5094 Y2CO QFin Master Thesis Seminar
Instructors
Univ.Prof. Dr. Kurt Hornik, Univ.Prof. Dr. Stefan Pichler, Univ.Prof. Dr. Rainer Jankowitsch
Type
FS
Weekly hours
2
Language of instruction
Englisch
Registration
02/01/19 to 02/24/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Monday 06/24/19 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM D4.0.127
Wednesday 06/26/19 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM D4.0.127

Contents

Within this course, students will write their master thesis.
They will have to perform certain tasks like

  • submitting a proposal and discussing it with the course instructors
  • doing an interim presetation and
  • presenting the main findings of their theses to the course instructors and their colleagues.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students will be able to:

  • define a research question after having identified a specific problem
  • independently perform a scientific problem solving process
  • adopt quantitative methods to the research question 
  • evaluate, to interpret and to discuss relevant datasets 
  • give an overview of actual scientific knowledge on the area of research.

Furthermore, after completing the course students will be able to:

  • organize and to structure information and their own ideas
  • integrate the information obtained before into a coherent approach
  • breakdown a global problem into partial steps and milestones and to work on it according to a project schedule
  • enhance knowledge and information according to a specific target group.
  • gather, to assess and to critically summerize the relevant literature
  • get to know basic methods of scientific work and to adopt it on the research question chosen appropriate to the level of a master thesis

Attendance requirements

Specific attendance rules apply for the final presentations and will be communicated together with the final schedule of these presentations.

Teaching/learning method(s)

  • Preliminary discussion (in the fall term)
  • Individual meetings with students (fall term; details scheduled to be distributed before)
  • Final presentations (at the end of the spring term)

Assessment

Assessment will be based upon:

  • Quality of submitted presentation slides (20%)
  • Proposal presentation (40%)
  • Final presentation (40%)

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Successful completion of at least 42 ECTS credits from the first year compulsory common courses.

Availability of lecturer(s)

kurt.hornik@wu.ac.at, rainer.jankowitsch@wu.ac.at, stefan.pichler@wu.ac.at

Unit details

Unit Date Contents
1

Final presentations, group #1

2

Final presentations, group #2

3

Final presentations, group #3

4

Final presentations, group #4

Last edited: 2018-11-05



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