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Master's Thesis

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Master´s Thesis
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: MARPF-310
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Master´s thesis (can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 05.12.2019]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MRPF-410 (T420-0037) Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 4, mandatory course
MARPF-310 (T420-0037) Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
The total student study time for this course is 660 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
MARPF-230 Seminar: Accounting, Auditing and Finance
MARPF-Z1 Practical Phase - Internship
MARPF-Z2 Research Phase - Internship

[updated 25.03.2022]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Jochen Pilhofer
Dozierende des Studiengangs

[updated 25.01.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be able to work on a given technical question or topic from the fields of accounting, auditing and finance within a given period of time;
- be able to develop a practical solution to a specific problem, in the case of a practical thesis;
- be able to work independently with national and international specialist literature on the given question;
- be able to assess subject-relevant problems analytically and recognize complex interrelationships;
- be able to apply scientific-theoretical findings to practical questions.
- be able to present the given topic in written form according to the respective guidelines and in compliance with scientific standards.
The Master´s thesis is a detailed written work on a given question from the fields of accounting, auditing and finance.

[updated 05.12.2019]
Module content:
Thematically, it can refer to a practical problem (in cooperation with a company or public authority) or a theoretical problem (e.g. in cooperation with a research institution). Students have 20 weeks to write their thesis. While doing so, students will be individually supervised by a professor from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The title of their Master´s thesis will be determined by the supervising professor, whereby the ideas of the students or the participating companies and institutions will be taken into account.

[updated 05.12.2019]
Teaching methods/Media:
Written thesis

[updated 05.12.2019]
Recommended or required reading:
Depends on the respective topic

[updated 05.12.2019]
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