Universität Wien FIND

040004 SE Conversatorium for Master Candidates (2022W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 24 participants
Language: English



DO 10.11.2022 11.15-14.45 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock (Bestätigt)
DI 17.01.2023 09.00-13.00 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock (Bestätigt)


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to aid students as they are working on their MA thesis by giving them a platform to present their thesis projects. Peer feedback and feedback from the professors, as well as insights into other students' theses will enable them to improve their own work.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are required to attend all sessions.

During the Konversatorium you will present your thesis and receive feedback on it. In addition, you will attend the presentations of your peers and provide feedback to them.

Please note: This course is currently planned for an in-person setting. While the course will be held via video-conference if the pandemic situation requires it, the mode of assessment will remain the same.

Guidelines for your presentation:
Length: 15 minutes for the presentation of your slides + 10 minutes Q&A
On the first slide: Present a very brief overview of the topic, and what you have already done
On the last slide: Give an overview of what is still to be done

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

You need to achieve a total of at least 50% of all points in order to pass the class.

Your final grade is based on:
a) A formal presentation of your thesis during the Konversatorium which will be followed by a brief Q/A session (45%)
b) Participation during the sessions (35%)
c) The quality of your presentation slides which you will need to submit a week before your presentation date (20%)

Please note that in order to attend the Konversatorium the following conditions need to be fulfilled:
a) You must have officially registered your MA thesis with the SSC when registering for this course!.
b) If your thesis is not supervised by either Prof. Keck or Prof. Reitzig you need to obtain the prior commitment of your supervisor for him/her to personally attend the session of the Konversatorium during which you present your thesis.

Examination topics

A power-point presentation of your MA thesis is required, which will be followed by a brief Q/A session.

Reading list

No specific literature is required

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 09.01.2023 14:08