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Selected Questions on Financing

Selected Questions on Financing (Obligatory area A or B)


Lecturer: Lutz Kruschwitz


Learning Objectives

The aim of the module is to learn research methods and the working concepts of financing by means of selected topics. The students will identify, analyse and evaluate the relevant problems from selected issues. Allowing for the current state of expert methods, independent solutions will be produced and justified. The students will also learn to independently acquire new knowledge and skills. The method of problem solving as well as the achieved results must be demonstrated and defended in a term paper as well as in a presentation (group and/or individual presentation).


Selected areas of financing will be covered (e.g. management of price risks with futures trading, management of credit risk, asset valuation, valuation of firms). The main topic of the seminar is an intensive discussion on the state of current research on selected problems of finance, including theory-based and application-oriented questions. The subject matter of the tutorial is moreover a discussion regarding appropriate methodological approaches and techniques, research, preparation, editorial layout and the presentation of academic content.





Forms of Teaching and Learning Classrooms Presence in Hours Forms of Active Participation Workload in Hours
Seminars, tutorials 3 hours per week Preparation of a scientific paper and its presentation and defence, discussion of the other papers, followup papers, discussions of questions regarding writing of a paper Seminar attendance 30

Preparation before and after the of seminar including writing of a paper 90

Tutorial attendance 15

Preparation before and after the tutorial 30


Language: German or English

Total workload: 150

Module duration: One semester

Module frequency: At least every second fall semester

Prerequisites: Good general knowledge of economics as well as successful participation in the modules “Utility Theory and the Capital Market”, “Tax Effects and Tax Planning” and "Advanced Financial Accounting”.