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Empirical Lab II
040248; Thursday: 12:00pm - 02:00pm (J498); 2. Term


  • The first lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 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 II' or follow this link).

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Course Information

Semester: Winter Term 2017/2018
Term: 2nd term
Course Number: 040248
Lecturer: Dr. Henning Cordes
Contact Persons:
Room: J498
Dates: Do 12:00 - 14:00, J498
Language: English
Credits: 3
Semester hours: 2
Module(s): FCM12: Empirisches Labor II - Master of Science 'Betriebswirtschaftslehre' (PO 2010)

Description / Main Topics

This course builds upon the basic course FCM11 (Empirical Lab I). The fundamentals concerning statistical methods and the use of databases and statistical software are extended to more complex models and practical examples in this course. This enables students to perform more extensive empirical analyses. Students learn to apply their knowledge and skills by solving case studies. The lecture is supplemented with presentations and discussions of the methodological background (empirical capital market research, simulations, experimental re-search) of current research projects at the Finance Center. 

Learning Outcomes

The students possess the skills to conduct empirical, experimental, or simulation-based studies on their own. These skills exceed the basic knowledge acquired in module FCM11 (Empirical Lab I). More advanced methodological knowledge and practical skills in the use of market databases and statistical software offer many fields of application. Our graduates gain a sound knowledge of how to use 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 solution to a case study and possibly presentation of the solution 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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