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Seminar in Finance *

Name of module: Seminar in Finance *

Exam number: 6609

Semester/Trimester: Semester

Duration of the module: Ein Semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective course): Wahlpflicht

Frequency of module offer: Winter semester 2009/2010, Summer semester 2010

Prerequisites: Registration is required (see "Weitere Informationen"). Access to this course will be restricted if there are far more students wishing to take this course than the limit we can accommodate. Good knownledge in (corporate) finance is desirable.

Applicability of module for other modules and study programmes:
als T-Modul im Track "FACT" oder "FINE"

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Karl L. Keiber

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Karl L. Keiber / wiss. Mitarbeiter

Language of teaching: Englisch

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 7 (Masterseminar)

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Masterseminar: Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung, Seminar etc.) 60 Std.; Selbststudium: 150 Std.

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3+1

Methods and duration of examination:
It is possible to earn a course requirement. Provided that you successfully write a term paper and present it to the class.

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: 2/29 (Masterseminar)

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
The participants are able to analyze academic research papers on the one hand and can write (structuring, typing, polishing) an academic report on the other hand. Additionally, the participants are able to give a presentation on the major modelling features and model implications in case of theoretical work on the one hand or the hypothesis formulation and empirical evidence in case of empirical studies on the other hand. In a discussion following the presentation the participants acquire the capability to handle sound criticism and to defend their own view. In general, the participants are able to do literature research targeted to some specific topic and acquire academic writing skills.

Contents of the module:
Introduction to the seminar and seminar topics, hints on relevant literature, continuous support by the supervisor prior to the submission of the report, presentation, discussion, feedback on both report and discussion. Topics comprise current issues of modern Finance.

Teaching and learning methods:

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Ross, Stephen A., Randolph W. Westerfield and Jeffrey F. Jaffe, Corporate Finance, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Brealey, Richard A. and Stewart C. Myers (2003), Principles of Corporate Finance, 8th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Hull, John C., Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.

Further information:
For registration see chair's web page.