Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The main objective of the course is to engage the student in individual research work in finance. This includes getting familiar with research methods, getting to know the sources for research information, analyzing the research data, and expressing the research results fluently and credibly. The course also prepares the students for the Master's Thesis.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 11.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Michael Ungeheuer

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juha Joenväärä

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Submitting a bachelor's thesis. Note that the Bachelor Thesis (28C99901) and Bachelor Thesis Seminar (28C99902) are graded separately. The thesis is supposed to be completed within one semester. Delays will lead to a reduction of the thesis grade. See the course homepage for details.

    The submitted bachelor's theses will be presented to the group in seminar sessions held towards the end of term in early December and early May.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Research idea development, research proposal writing, data collection, data analysis, and thesis writing, 267 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Kaustia, M., Knüpfer, S. & Rantapuska, E. (2008): Preparing a research report in finance studies. Available at MyCourses page.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    You need to have completed rahoituksen perusteet, econometrics, and at least 3 other finance BSc courses, before starting the bachelor's thesis in finance. It is recommended that bachelor's thesis and seminar are completed towards the end of the B.Sc. degree, usually during the third year (fall or spring semester).

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