Thesis Seminar Accounting

Time I: 
10:00am to 12:00pm

Information on how to attend the online course will be available on Moodle.

The main objective of the seminar is to support each participant in developing a research project that is suitable for a thesis in accounting and auditing.

Seminar participants have to complete three assignments in order to show their learning progress.

  • The first assignment is to replicate and extend parts of an already published empirical paper. The goal is to provide the participants with the necessary skills to conduct each step of an empirical analysis (i.e., data preparation, data description and data analysis) on their own. Students will work on the first assignment during the first half of the seminar for about six weeks.
  • The second assignment is to prepare a research proposal. The idea is that the participants use their insights from the first assignment and the seminar meetings to develop a proposal as a potential foundation for their Master's thesis. Students will work on the second assignment during the second half of the seminar for about six weeks.
  • The third assignment is to present the research proposal during the last seminar meeting to all other participants as well as selected members of our institute. Students are also expected to discuss the proposals of the other participants.

The final grade will be given/will be awarded for the portfolio of all three assignments.

Spring 2020
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin