Organization & Procedure

Seminar papers - Organization & Procedure

If you are interested in a seminar paper in the field of finance, you should familiarize yourself with the following information.

Admission requirement 

In principle, every student of business administration, economics, or related Bachelor's and Master's courses can write a seminar paper with us. Preference is given to candidates who are interested in empirical capital market research, behavioral finance, experimental finance and asset management. For this reason, candidates should have attended our courses. Candidates who have not studied the main focus of our chair should demonstrate or acquire appropriate specialist knowledge.

Topics

Our finance seminars deal with topics of empirical capital market research, behavioral finance, experimental finance and asset management.

Important: For all subject areas, the basic literature and further literature is in English!

Application

If you are interested in a seminar paper in the near future, please send your application documents (including application form, curriculum vitae and certificate of achievement) to the secretary's office or submit the documents there during normal office hours. On our News page you will find a corresponding schedule for the current semester and the selected general topic of the seminar.

Confirmation of participation:

Accepted candidates will be informed in writing during the calendar week following the closing date for applications. They will also receive more detailed information about the opening event of the seminar.

Registration of the seminar paper and announcement of the results

After you have been introduced to the subject areas and the individual sub-topics of the specialist seminar during the opening event, you will receive a subject preference sheet on the same day. As a rule, this must be handed in at the chair at the latest one week after the opening event (see current schedule). With the submission of your topic preference the official registration for the seminar takes place.

As soon as the evaluation has been completed and the final grade of the seminar paper has been determined, you will be notified by the Examination Office.

Length of a seminar paper and formalities

The module is accompanied by a module-related examination, which covers the following examination forms: seminar paper (usually 15 pages, 75% of the grade) and giving a seminar presentation (usually 20 minutes, 25% of the grade). The successful presentation is a prerequisite for passing the seminar. The formal requirements for the preparation and details of the scope of seminar papers can be found in the Guidelines for writing papers.

With regard to the level of the rendered service, an internal differentiation is made between Bachelor's and Master's programmes.

Download of the Chair's Citation Style

On request, we will be happy to provide you with an example Word document including an example Citavi/EndNote project file to integrate the style.

Citavi-Style (German)*                   EndNote-Style (German)°

Citavi-Style (English)*                     EndNote-Style (English)°

*Please click with the right mouse button directly on the link and save the file as a CCS file with the link Save as... function. To integrate the style, the CCS file must be stored in the user folder for Citavi Custom Citation Styles (for example: C:User/.../Documents/Citavi 6/Custom Citation Styles). The Word file recognizes the style file automatically if the Citavi plug-in is installed.

°Please click directly on the link the download starts automatically. To integrate the style, the EndNote Style file must be placed in the EndNote Styles folder (for example: C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote X9\Styles). The Word file recognizes the style file automatically if the EndNote plug-in is installed.