Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.4413 Research and Independent Studies in Economics
(Research and Independent Studies in Economics)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Ansprechpartner (contact):
Credits: 10 ECTS
Workload: 300 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe
Studiensemester (study semester): 1-4
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.44131 / Research and Independent Studies in Economics Projekt P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):

Grundzüge der Statistik I

Grundzüge der Statistik II


Inhalte (short description):

​The course gives an overview of major theories and empirical studies in a special field of economics. Student will do his/her own research project and learn how to write a research paper.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):

  • know theoretical and empirical facts in a selected field in economics.
  • gain a broad overview of empirical facts and a number of theories to explain the empirical facts.

  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):

  • are able to link empirical facts with a consistent theory.
  • use discrete analysis of current economic questions.
  • can develop an analysis and research competences.
  • are able to read into research material.
  • gain experiences in writing a research paper and preparing a presentation suitable for a research conference.
  • improve competences in communication and presentation skills.

  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):

  • improve intercultural communication skills due to the high proportion of international students in the course of studies (around 70% of students) and English as course language.
  • use knowledge transfer.

  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):

  • search, prepare, evaluate and use target-oriented analysis of information, data and sources.
  • improve competences to elaborate a certain economic topic on its own.
  • improve economic understanding and ability to work independently.
  • use presentation skills.

  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Hausarbeit mit Präsentation 15-20 S./ 30-45 Min. 100.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 1)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    M.Sc. IBS, M.Sc. BWL, M.Sc. International Economics and Management, M.Sc. Management, M.Sc. Management Information Systems, M.Sc. Taxation, Accountingand Finance, M.Sc. Winfo, M.Sc. Wirtschaftspädagogik, M.Ed. Wirtschaftspädagogik
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

    ​Medium of instruction: English

    limited to 10 participants

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