Thesis MSc Finance - Duisenberg HP

2018-2019

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
supervisor

Method of Assessment

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

Entry Requirements

To be able to start with your thesis in Spring in the DHPQRM you need to
have passed by mid January two out of the four core courses from the
Fall semester (Stochastic Processes for Finance, Asset Pricing,
Econometrics for QRM or Advanced Econometrics, Derivatives). In
addition, you need to pass the Research Project 4.3 with a grade of at
least 6.0. To start in Fall of the next academic year, you should have
passed the Research Project 4.3 (with grade 6.0 or higher) and two out
of the six core courses.

Literature

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

Additional Information

To be able to start with your thesis in Spring in the DHPQRM you need to
have passed by mid January two out of the four core courses from the
Fall semester (Stochastic Processes for Finance, Asset Pricing,
Econometrics for QRM or Advanced Econometrics, Derivatives). In
addition, you need to pass the Research Project 4.3 with a grade of at
least 6.0. To start in Fall of the next academic year, you should have
passed the Research Project 4.3 (with grade 6.0 or higher) and two out
of the six core courses.

Custom Course Registration

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

General Information

Course Code E_FIN_THSHT
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

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