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The Industry Lab is a project-oriented course in cooperation with an industry partner. Students have the task to apply the skills and methods they learn(ed) in the common courses of their studies to solve a specific real-life problem the industry partner demands. Usually, an Industry Lab is completed by delivering a program code and a documentation, and by presenting the result to representatives of the industry partner company.
The industry labs contribute to the students’ ability to:
- understand, analyze and solve complex real-life financial problems using mathematical and statistical models
- use mathematical and statistical methods and computational procedures for financial decision-making
- know how to handle financial market data and information systems in theory and practice
- develop and apply computational processes for solving finance-related problems
- translate theory into practical decision-making.Moreover, they foster students’ ability to:
- work well in teams and participate actively in problem-solving processes
- organize themselves in relation to group work including presentation and report writing skills.
- work under the pressure of deadlines
- critically evaluate and analyze risks of financial instruments using current models and methods
Full attendance is compulsory. This means that students should attend at least 80% of all lectures, at most one lecture can be missed.
In small groups (three students/group), students work together on industry projects with selected corporate partners.Each lab is supervised by a WU faculty member and project leader(s) of the corporate partner.The course delivery varies depending on the particular industry lab.
The assessment will be based on the following deliverables:
- Final report
- Intermediate presentations
- Active participations
All items are weighted equally. The project results will be assessed with respect to academic quality, practical relevance and project management skills.
Successful completion of
- Mathematics I, and
- Financial Markets and Instruments