Syllabus

Title
6058 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
02/01/23 to 02/17/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Monday 06/19/23 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 06/20/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 06/21/23 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 06/22/23 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 06/26/23 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 06/27/23 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 06/28/23 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 06/29/23 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Online-Einheit

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

Full attendance is compulsory, i.e., students should attend at least 75% of all lectures.

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)

The dates and the individual time slots for the final presentation have been announced in March 2023 via Mail. The presentations will take place from June 19 to 27, 2023 online via MS Teams.

Assessment

Assessment will be based upon:

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

The dates and the individual time slots for the final presentation have been announced in March 2023 via Mail. The presentations will take place from June 19 to 27, 2023 online via MS Teams.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

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

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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: 2023-03-14



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