5458 Y2CO QFin Master Thesis Seminar
Univ.Prof. Dr. Kurt Hornik, Univ.Prof. Dr. Stefan Pichler, Univ.Prof. Dr. Rainer Jankowitsch
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/01/19 to 02/24/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 06/26/19 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM D4.0.127
Wednesday 06/26/19 01:30 PM - 07:00 PM D4.0.127
Thursday 06/27/19 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM D4.0.127

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 proposal and final presentation 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 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),,

Unit details
Unit Date Contents

Final presentations, group #1


Final presentations, group #2


Final presentations, group #3


Final presentations, group #4

Last edited: 2019-01-14