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Module (6 Credits)

Selected Topics in Empirical Capital Market Research

Name in diploma supplement
Selected Topics in Empirical Capital Market Research
Admission criteria
See exam regulations.
180 hours of student workload, in detail:
  • Attendance: 30 hours
  • Preparation, follow up: 120 hours
  • Exam preparation: 30 hours
The module takes 1 semester(s).
Qualification Targets


  • meet the formalities of a scientific paper
  • independently collect, systemize, compare, and review the state-of-the-art academic literature
  • acquire a profound understanding of a specific subfield of empirical capital market research
  • can evaluate scientific studies accurately, understand the methodology used in leading papers of the field, can interpret estimation results correctly
  • are able to critically reflect on limitations of existing research
  • are able to present and defend their term paper in a professional way
  • are in a position to identify starting points for their own research

The acquired skills and knowledge are highly relevant for work in the financial industry and related areas (e.g., asset management, equity research, fintech, corporate finance, risk management), but may also be of interest to economic research and teaching institutions.

Module Exam

The module-related examination consists of a seminar paper (usually 15 pages, 75% of the grade), and of an accompanying presentation (usually 20 minutes, 25% of the grade). To pass the module, both the seminar paper and the seminar presentation must have been evaluated with a grade of 4.0 or better.

Usage in different degree programs
  • BWL EaFSeminarbereich2nd-3rd Sem, Elective
  • ECMXWahlpflichtbereichME5 Economics1st-3rd Sem, Elective
  • MuUSeminarbereich Märkte und Unternehmen2nd-3rd Sem, Elective
Name in diploma supplement
Selected Topics in Empirical Capital Market Research
Organisational Unit
winter semester
Participants at most
Preliminary knowledge

Students are assumed to have a profound understanding of finance (for instance by having taken the lectures offered by the chair). Basic econometric skills are helpful to understand empirical research conducted in the academic papers which the module’s content is based on. A sufficient level of spoken and written English language skills is necessary.


The module provides students with the knowledge and skills to independently and critically analyze a practically and scientifically relevant subfield of empirical capital market research based on an in-depth literature review as well as an accompanying presentation.


Selected topics in empirical capital market research

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The literature depends on the specific topic. Students will be provided with relevant papers in the introductory session.

Teaching concept

Paper writing, presentation, discussion

Seminar: Selected Topics in Empirical Capital Market Research (WIWI‑C1150)
Module: Selected Topics in Empirical Capital Market Research (WIWI‑M0896)