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040142 SE Conversatorium for Master Candidates (MA) (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
We 20.10. 09:45-11:15 Digital


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


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 13.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 19.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 26.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to have students learn to communicate the contents of their MA to a broad audience, provide constructive feedback on other people's work, and gain useful input to make progress with their research.

Students taking this course should already have an MA thesis topic and a supervisor by the beginning of the semester.

Assessment and permitted materials

In order to pass this course students need to explain the material developed in their MA theses to a broad audience and to give valuable feedback on the presentations of others.

The course's grade evaluates own performance in the two presentations (each 1/3 of the final grade) and feedback on presentations of others (1/3 of the grade). After each presentation the presenter will receive an evaluation of his or her performance.

Attendance is mandatory.

Participants are also encouraged to give feedback to the presenter outside of the class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students must obtain a grade of at least 50% to pass the course. 50% - 60% implies a 4; 60% - 70% a 3; 70% - 85% a 2; above 80% a 1.

Examination topics

No specific examination topics

Reading list

Tips on how to avoid disasters in presentations, mimeo, Monika Piazzesi, https://economics.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/piazzesi.pdf

Association in the course directory

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