Finance in Practice


by Prof. Dr. Lütkebohmert-Holtz and Prof. Dr. Schmidt

  • Mondays, 2:00-4:00pm, room 4 Peterhof.


The preliminary discussion will take place on Monday - October 16, 2017; 02:00-04:00pm, room 4 Peterhof.

The seminar will be held in English. 


Application *Attention: New deadline for application! See below.

Applying for the seminar in the winter term 2017/18 is possible until October 09, 2017. Please send your application attached with

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Overview of credit points
  • Course of studies/Year of study





The goal of this seminar is interdisciplinary learning with a practical orientation to motivate the participants to self-study and prepare them for later professional life.

Master students from various fields work in small interdisciplinary groups (à 4 people) to solve practical problems and put them into practice. The projects which are partially developed by industry partners will be presented regularly during class by the participants and will be evaluated mutually.

For the practical implementation knowledge of the software R is advantageous. An introduction into working with R will be provided in the last week before the winter term starts. For more information about the R preparation course please click here.

The participants experience in the seminar a situation comparable to later professional life and apply their knowledge and skills acquired during their study in a practical manner.

If desired, special topics can be pursued more intensively in an internship or in a subsequent master’s thesis.


Link to ILIAS please klick here.



For a successful participation the seminar accounts for 6 ECTS points.

The course is open for students of  M.Sc. Economics,  M.Sc. VWL as well as M.Sc. Mathematik.

In M.Sc. Economics, the topics course can be credited in the profile "Finance".

In M.Sc. VWL the course can be credited in Accounting, Finance, and Taxation (new examination regulations, valid from winter term 2014/15 onwards).

Students of M.Sc. Mathematik can credit this course as an elective in economics (wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Wahlpflichtmodul) within the profile "Finanzmathematik" or as an elective (Wahlmodul).

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