Thesis MSc Finance - Duisenberg HP - FT


Course Objective

The thesis is an important part of your academic training where all the
previous elements come together: knowledge, skills, attitude, and
creativity. The thesis gives you the opportunity to engage in your own
independent academic research and to give your distinctive `signature’
of what you are up to in a relatively short period of time. This can be
a valuable signal towards the labor market.

Course Content

You are going to define your own research project and subsequently go
through all necessary steps like: gathering literature, getting a sharp
research question, gathering and manipulating data, choosing the right
empirical methodology and getting results, interpreting them, doing
robustness checks and writing down everything crisply and concisely, and
being able to communicate effectively about your results.

Teaching Methods

You will work on your own and will be supervised by one of the members
of the department of Finance. You will have regular meetings with your

Method of Assessment

Your thesis will be assessed by your supervisor and a second reader.

Entry Requirements

At least three core courses and the Research Project should be completed


Academic papers from the top academic finance journals, dependent on
your research question.

Additional Information

You can write your thesis in two periods: either in Spring or in Fall.

Custom Course Registration

Students should sign up in time according to the manual, which is available on Canvas.

General Information

Course Code E_FIN_THDFT
Credits 18 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. T. Artiga Gonzalez
Examiner dr. T. Artiga Gonzalez
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself