Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.6241 Current Topics in Banking and Finance Research
(Current Topics in Banking and Finance Research)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Matthias Pelster
Ansprechpartner (contact): Prof. Dr. Matthias Pelster (matthias.pelster[at]
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 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.184.62411 / Current Topics in Banking and Finance Research Seminar 30 Std (h) 120 Std (h) WP 12 TN (PART)
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):
Zur Zeit sind keine Voraussetzungen bekannt. (No conditions are known.)
Inhalte (short description):

​The PhD module is taught by Prof. Matthias Pelster and Prof. André Uhde. The module discusses and critically reviews current research papers from the field of banking and finance. Research papers are discussed from both substantive and methodological perspectives. The reading material is carefully selected to reflect the current developments of research in banking and finance in a structured way. Participants are required to work through selected research papers, provide thorough reviews of the papers and critically discuss them in class and make a presentation.

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

​1.1. Have good understanding of the key developments of academic research in banking and finance.
1.2. Have knowledge about main theoretical concepts in academic research papers.
1.3. Know the main empirical issues of research and their appropriate implementation.

Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):

​2.1. Are able to place a research paper into a specific literature and critically assess whether a paper is appropriately connected to existing research.
2.2. Are able to identify theoretical underpinnings of a paper.
2.3. Are able to assess whether appropriate methodology is applied and identify any remaining empirical issues.
2.4. Learn to identify the implications of research findings.

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

​3.1. Independently read and understand research papers in banking and finance and identify any weaknesses.
3.2. Actively discuss selected research papers in class.
3.3. Actively benchmark their own research ideas against existing research and develop them further.

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

​4.1. Critically and independently evaluate theoretical underpinnings of research and rigour of methodology applied.
4.2. Critically and independently evaluate implications of research findings.
4.3. Critically asses their own research ideas and constructively respond to comments by others.
4.4. Independently participate in public debates and actively use research findings as sound arguments.

Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
Art der Prüfung
(type of examination)
a) Präsentation 40 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)
Promotionsstudium an der Fakultät WW
Umfang QT (participation requirements):

​Active participation in course discussions is expected and required.

Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
The selected research papers will be presented in the first session.
Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

​Further information will be given in the first session.

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