Universität Bielefeld

Center for
Mathematical Economics


Writing a Master thesis at the IMW within the Finance profile requires deeper knowledge in stochastic analysis and finance.

The following moduls are assumed to be passed:

  • Stochastic Analysis (24-M-STA)
  • Finance 1 (31-M-Fin1)
  • Finance 2 (31-M-Fin2)

Further, it can be advantageous to attend the lecture "Finance 3".

It is obligatory to attend the Masterseminar. Within this seminar, students need to present the basic literature. Moreover, the topic of the thesis as well as the personal contribution need to be specified. The current status of the results will be presented at a later time in the seminar. The Master thesis (3 copies) has to be submitted 6 month after the registration of the thesis at the latest in UHG V3-103/105.

Process: Submission End of WiSe 2020/2021 [SoSe 2021]

The Masterseminar is scheduled over a time horizon of 2 semesters. Before the Masterseminar starts, it is necessary to apply for the seminar by sending an email to Annika Kemper for registration. Please mention your Finance profile. In order to check the requirements, the transcript needs to be submitted in V10-147 until 01.03.2020 [or 01.09.2020]. The assignment will be performed until 01.04.2020 [or 01.10.2020].

Working on the Master thesis starts within the Masterseminar. It is recommended to attend the seminar in the third and fourth semester of the standard period of study. The selection of an appropriate topic takes a significant part. The seminar aims to specify the topic of the thesis, to read and understand the related literature as well as to support the plan of the content-related form of the thesis (within individual support). The students continue independently the work on the Master thesis at the end of the seminar under the instruction of the supervisor.

Further information regarding appointments are provided within the Masterseminar.