Checking date: 15/01/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Master's Thesis
Study: Master in Actuarial and Financial Sciences (224)

Coordinating teacher: SERRANO JIMENEZ, PEDRO JOSE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Master Final Project
ECTS Credits: 12.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
The entire set of courses included in the master's teaching programme.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
1. To set the problem and solve it using existing bibliography. 2. To identify the proper methodology for answering the master thesis' objetive. 3. To study the actual limitations in each research line. 4. To assess the different methodologies. 5. To posit additional improvements to theoretical or empirical approaches. 6. To handle the basic scientific references and bibliography. 7. To analyze the international evidence that it is relevant for the topic under study. 8. To develop the skills for understanding different theories and methodologies for solving a problem or phenomenon. 9. To enhance a critical view about published ideas, understanting the practical limitations of each methodology. 10. To enhance the innovative thinking when providing solutions to research questions. 11. Comprender líneas de investigación abiertas en la actualidad en la comunidad científica. 12. Capacidad para el análisis y síntesis. 13. Capacidad para la organización y planificación del trabajo. 14. Capacidad para resolver problemas complejos de la práctica actuarial habitual. 15. Potenciar la capacidad de expresión oral y escrita
Description of contents: programme
Here is the structure of the Master Thesis: 1. Títle. 2. Index. 3. Introduction to the research question. 4. Literature review. 5. Advantages and shortcomings of the posited methodology. 6. Further research and improvements. 7. Conclusions. 8. Bibliography. 9. Computer codes and Appendix
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical concepts (6 ECTS) are adquired following this schedule: - Design of a route map and objectives jointly with the Master Thesis's Advisor. - Guidance and advising process by the Master Thesis's Advisor. Skills (6 ECTS) are adquired following this schedule: - Master Thesis delivery and Evaluation by 2 referees (internal-UC3M and external). - Master Thesis Defense (oral). Students follow similar teaching activities within this subject. The grading system is common. More info (oficial website):
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
Assessment Matrix
Additional information

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.

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