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Aktuelle Lehrveranstaltungen

Prof Dr. Judith C. Schneider

Masterforum Accounting and Finance


Der Besuch des Master-Forums richtet sich an Studierende, die im Master Management & Finance & Accounting aktuell zu den Themen Accounting, Auditing & Corporate Governance ihre Master-Thesis bei Herrn Lueg oder Herrn Velte schreiben oder im Laufe des Semesters beginnen möchten.

Es sollte ein relevantes Forschungsthema aus den aktuellen Projekten der Professur (siehe Homepage) aufgegriffen und vorzugsweise eine empirisch-quantitative Forschungsmethode angewendet werden. Die Arbeit ist im Journal-Style auf maximal 35 Seiten zu begrenzen und in englischer Sprache zu verfassen.

Ziel: Das Master Forum (1 SWS) wird an 4 Sitzungen vorgenommen.

In der Einführungsveranstaltung wird das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten wiederholt und eine Einführung in die wissenschaftlichen Forschungsmethoden angeboten. In diesem Kontext wird schwerpunktmäßig auf die empirische Forschung eingegangen.

In den darauffolgenden drei Sitzungen werden wir den Stand Ihrer Master-Thesis besprechen, Ihr Exposé besprechen und das Thema im Auditorium diskutieren. Es besteht die Möglichkeit, gemeinsame Problemfelder bei der Themensuche und -Bearbeitung in den Fachdisziplinen zu besprechen.

Es ist erwünscht, dass jeder Teilnehmer eine Kurzpräsentation seines Arbeitsprojektes vorbereitet und wir im Auditorium gemeinsam ein abschließendes Feedback geben.

PhD Seminar Management & Accounting & Finance


The PhD Seminar Management, Accounting & Finance offers a forum to PhD students to present early research projects and to discuss advanced working papers with both peers and faculty members. Presenters will announce their topics during the semester. It is advised to prepare for the seminar by reading seminal works and recent publications on the announced topics.

Lehrforschungsprojekt Finance


Due to the unexpected situation there will be some modifications on the seminar. The scheduled presentation dates will take place via Zoom. I will also provide additional time on Zoom for the groups where we have the possibility to talk. It will be definitely challenging and new for all of us - so please be patient. Please have a look at the first slides and we will then fix the groups via chat and discuss further questions.

Topics for the seminar paper:

1. Salient weighting of historical returns and its relation to statistical properties of the return realizations

- Analyze provided stock market data

- Bordalo, P., Gennaioli, N., & Shleifer, A., 2013, Salience and asset prices. American Economic Review, 103(3), 623-28.

2. Information avoidance, sustainable investment, and beliefs

- Conduct your own experiment (survey)

- Riedl, Arno, and Smeets, P., 2017, Why do investors hold socially responsible mutual funds?, The Journal of Finance 72 (6), 2505-2550.

3. Presentation format of historical stock market information impact on expectations, investment, and reference prices.

- Conduct your own experiment (survey)

- Glaser, M., Zwetelina I., and Weber, M., 2019, Thinking about Prices versus Thinking about Returns in Financial Markets, Journal of Finance 74(6), 2997-3039.

Ziel: -Conduct an empirical research project

-Learn to communicate your results in an academic style

-Become familiar with solving challenging empirical problems (Stata)

-Relate your academic research to real-life problems

Managing the Unexpected (FSL)


Limits to predicting the future accurately is something that we all experience in most domains of our lives, be it business, investments, or even personal pursuits including happiness. We always try to develop “models” which enable us to accurately predict future outcomes. In doing so, however, the models often give us an ‚illusion of control‘ which may lead to misjudgments of the actual uncertainty, preventing good decision in this uncertain environment. This course provides an introduction into decision making. It starts with defining rational decision making and describing decision situations. Besides the introductory lectures, students are asked to work on a number of topics in groups. The topics should be presented and discussed during the semester. At the end a written seminar paper of 12 pages should be submitted.

Due to the unexpected situation I will have to adjust certain aspects of the course. The lectures will be provided as pre-recorded Online Lectures. The scheduled dates will take place as digital meetings with ZOOM. There you all have the possibility to ask questions - via chat! It will be definitely a new experience for all of us and I hope you will be patient when not everything will work out right away. I will upload the first lecture latest by Sunday night.

On Monday we then will briefly meet and talk about the general structure of the lecture and the group work. The group presentations will also take place via Zoom. I will provide additional meetings for all groups via Zoom. Then we have time to discuss. As the interactive discussion of the presentation can't take place via Zoom I will ask each student to send one question to the presenting group which have to be answered. In case you have further questions please contact me.

The general structure and the topics for the group work are:

What decision analysis is about. (Lecture)

Structuring the decision problem. (Lecture)

Generating objectives and alternatives (Lecture)

Simple decision strategies (Group 1&2&3)

Neuroscience and Intuition (Group 4)

Wisdom of the Crowd (Group 5)

Moral and Intuition (Group 6)

Emotion and Intuition (Group 7)

Nudging and Boosting (Group 8)

Ziel: The goal is to be able to analyze decision situations in fields as various as health, investments or climate change. Thereby, risks should be identified, uncertainty understood and solutions suggested to reach a risk-competent decision.

Weitere Angaben zu den Lehrveranstaltungen finden Studierende im Studienportal myStudy.