Universität Wien

040321 SE Master's Thesis Seminar (2021W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 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


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The sequence of presentations will be determined in the first sessions.
All participants need to indicate their topic, supervisor and state of thesis in the first meeting.

Tuesday 14.12. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 18.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 20.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 25.01. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 27.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 27.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Digital
Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to present and discuss critically with peers substantial aspects of the master thesis. Both aspects, presentation of own research as well as discussion of research of others are central elements of this course.
This seminar is intended for students conducting a thesis in the area of Banking & Finance.

Assessment and permitted materials

This course will be assessed upon the presentation (50%) and the quality of discussion (50%).

Passing requires both a satisfying presentation AND active contributions in discussions of the work of others.
Moreover, it is mandatory to upload a preliminary set of slides (at least) one week prior to the presentation. The slides can still be adjusted until presentation. The early availability provides peers a chance to acquaint themselves with the thesis topic and prepare their discussion accordingly. Slides and communication with the peers will be part of the grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participation is restricted to students registered for a master thesis. The approval of the thesis topic by the SSC needs to be documented.

Successful completion of modul A1 is required as specified in the Curriculum.

Students of the Master's programmes in Business Administration or International Business Administration only will be registered for the Master´s Thesis Seminar if they passed the VO Basics of Finance (MA).

The master thesis has to be officially registered and to be completed by about 2/3.

Regular attendance at all presentations is mandatory.

A positive grade requires both a presentation of at least passing quality as well as participation of at least passing quality.
grading scheme:
course grade = max(presentation grade, contribution grade)
example 1: presentation grade = 1, contribution grade = 3 implies a course grade of 3
ecample 2: presentation grade = 2, contribution grade = 2 implies a course grade of 2

Examination topics


Reading list


Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:12