Banking and Insurance Industry

Research seminar

Seminar, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

The aim of the research seminar is a deepened, independent controversy of scientific questions. This course serves as preparation for the bachelor thesis and any further research work or research projects. By applying concrete methods, students learn an entire research process and can independently develop and assess the possibilities and challenges of research projects in the future.

The core contents include:
[1] Topic choice
[2] Definition of research question(s)
[3] Selection of research design
[4] Writing an Exposé on the chosen topic by the students
[5] Feedback on the exposé by the lecturer
[6] Requirements for scientific work

Learning outcomes

After completing the Personal Skills & English module, students will be able to apply advanced word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software and will be familiar with common programming environments and will be able to create first low-level programs. The students also learn soft skills such as presentation techniques, negotiation techniques, conflict management, analytical problem solving and are able to communicate in German and English at the highest level.
In addition, the students learn the techniques of scientific work, are able to raise research questions and to answer them by means of scientific methods and to write them as part of a scientific work.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Literature: Baur, Blasius: Handbuch Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung;
Häder: Empirische Sozialforschung, Springer;

Jones: The Thinker's Toolkit;
Whimbley, Lochhead: Problem Solving & Comprehension;
Gerstbach: Design Thinking im Unternehmen, GABAL;

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Personal Skills & English 3

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assesment