Master's Thesis Finance

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM866B20
Vaknaam Master's Thesis Finance
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II (en semester I)
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Master's Thesis Finance
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Write a thesis proposal, including a research question focused at expanding the existing body of knowledge in finance on the topic of choice.
2. Perform a literature survey.
3. Collect and critically analyze a dataset fitting to answer the research question.
4. Choose and implement the methodology necessary to answer the research question.
5. Write a research report.
6. Reflect on own research achievement.
7. Critically evaluate the limitations and practical implications of the research findings in relation to the research question and perform robustness checks if necessary and/or possible.
Omschrijving The Master's Thesis is the conclusion of the MSc Finance. It is a test of the student's ability to conduct independent academic research resulting in a thesis. The research project has to be in the field of Finance, with a preference for an empirical thesis. We follow a structured approach as documented in the Guidelines for Writing a Thesis in Finance.
You need to submit your approved thesis proposal according to the standards specified in the Guidelines for Writing a Thesis in Finance. This proposal should be uploaded on the Nestor site of the course or be submitted to Grietje Pol ( The exact deadlines will be available on the Nestor website of the Msc Finance Organization. Based on your proposal, you will be assigned a supervisor. Supervisors may organize meetings jointly with other students.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm afstudeeropdracht, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s)
(Individual assessment of the quality of the thesis and the process of doing research.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. A. Plantinga
Docent(en) dr. A. Plantinga
Verplichte literatuur
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Entreevoorwaarden Students have passed at least 20 EC in terms of courses of the MSc Finance, and also have passed the mandatory CITI modules. Students also need to have an approved program for the MSc Finance.
Opmerkingen This course is offered in both semester I and semester II.
Secretary: Ms. G. Pol, phone: +31 (0)50 363 3685, e-mail: Room 5411.836
It is necessary that you read the “Thesis Manual MSc Finance", a document that can be downloaded from the Nestor page of the MSc Finance Organization. Please notice that there are specific deadlines for handing in a thesis proposal and the final thesis. In order to have access to this Nestor web site you need to be registered as a student of the Msc Finance and you need to enroll for the Msc Finance Thesis. Starting from the second semester of 2016-2017, we do no longer accept thesis proposals that are going to be used for different program except for students from the MSc Economics.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
DD MSc Finance - Lund University, Lund (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor studenten van FEB) 1 semester II verplicht
DD MSc Finance – UAIC of Iasi, Romania (2-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor studenten uit Iasi) 2 semester II verplicht
MSc Finance  ( basisprogramma MSc Finance) 1 semester II verplicht