IUF741 Research Project in Business Finance

Code IUF741
Name Research Project in Business Finance
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Business Management and Administration
Academic staff Nataļja Lāce, Konstantins Kozlovskis, Jūlija Bistrova, Nadežda Koleda, Guna Ciemleja, Nadežda Semjonova, Tālis Laizāns, Karine Oganisjana
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The study course gives an opportunity to get acquainted with some of the areas of the study program and be prepared for the writing the master thesis. Student obtains advanced knowledge in the field on business finance, as well as is able to choose the direction of research that suits his/her interests. The study subject provides the conditions for the development of necessary competences for working with scientific literature, primary and secondary data, empirical research, evaluation, analysis and interpretation of research results, preparation and presentation of the report..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to give the students an opportunity to perform a research project within the field of business finance under supervision according to an individual study plan, to summarize the results in a research report and scientific paper and present the results of the project. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to: use relevant scientific literature, apply research methods to solve a given scientific task, collect data for empirical research, formulate new scientific questions, perform a research project according to an individual study plan, show independence, critical and creative thinking, document results by writing a research report and scientific pa
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To conduct a research project in accordance with the individual study plan. - The scientific supervisor advises and controls the progress of the research. The student prepares 5 min. long presentation on the result of a certain stage. 30% of the final grade.
Reflects the results in the report and scientific article. - Report and scientific article. 40% of the final grade.
Presents research results. - Participation in the student conference with the presentation. 30% of the final grade.
Course prerequisites The subject is based on the knowledge acquired in the 1st year of the master study program.

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