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Empirical Lab 1
040247; Thursday: 12:00pm - 02:00pm (J498); 1. Term


  • The first lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 10, at 10:15 am in the WiWi Computer Pools 2 and 3.
  • Lecture materials will be available on LearnWeb (search the LearnWeb for 'Empirical Lab I' or follow this link).

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Course Information

Semester: Winter Term 2017/2018
Term: 1st term
Course Number: 040247
Lecturer: Dr. Henning Cordes
Contact Persons: Dr. Henning Cordes
Room: J498
Dates: Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00, J498
Language: English
Credits: 3
Semester hours: 2
Module(s): FCM11: Empirisches Labor I - Master of Science 'Betriebswirtschaftslehre' (PO 2010)

Description / Main Topics

Core element of the course is to learn how to use databases and statistical software in order to enable students to conduct their own empirical analyses. At the same time, students learn important statistical methods and practice them by applying the learned concepts to practical examples. The lecture is supplemented with presentations and discussions of the methodological background (empirical capital market research, simulations, experimental research) of current research projects at the Finance Center. 

Learning Outcomes

The students possess the skills to conduct fundamental empirical studies using statistical software. In the lecture, basic concepts are taught in order to put the students in a position to acquire more advanced knowledge (as taught e.g. in module FCM12, Empirical Lab II). Our graduates gain first insights into capital market databases in order to prepare them for the job market. This key competence is especially important in investment banking, but also in almost all other business fields.

Course Assessment
Written solutions to exercises and possibly presentations during the course. Details on the assessment criteria and the definite weighting scheme for the final grade will be announced before the start of the module.

Written exam



Reading Material

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