PROCEDURE TO SELECT A TOPIC:
Students will be sent in due time (last week of the third term) a document with several proposals of topics: a table with the available topics, a short introduction and the respective tutors. Students will have a maximum of a week to choose and rank 5 topics in which he/she would like to do the project, filling out the corresponding document.
Given that only 2 students can be working in the topic or research question, the priority in the assignments will be based on the average grade of the first two terms of the Master in Finance. During the first week of the fourth term, the master will public the list of students and allocated topics.
GUIDE PROVIDED BY THE TUTOR:
The tutor will provide the topic and 4 or 5 significant references to help the student to understand the research topic and the main research done around that literature.
Each student should read those papers and have a first meeting with the tutor to plan the project and present his ideas (it could be by email if it is agreed).
Each student might have another meeting with the tutor to show his/her progress and to solve some questions (methodology, databases, etc.).
Finally, the students will send a final version to the tutor to be checked, so they can receive some comments or improvements suggestions. There will not be more meetings or contacts with the tutor. After that comments, the student must incorporate them and present the EMP.
During the week after the fourth term exams, student will have to completely terminate the EMP and deliver the final version to the Postgraduate Office in Puerta de Toledo. This is the final version that will be evaluated by the tutor and Academic Committee in the Defense.
EMP PUBLIC DEFENSE:
Students must do a public presentation of his (her) project. Students must prepare a presentation in Power Point and present it in a maximum of 20 minutes (the time for each presentation must be between 15-20 minutes). Students have to present the objective of that research topic, the main papers and the results, demonstrating that he/she really knows and understands that literature. The Evaluation Committee will be composed of three professors.
After that the presentation, the Committee has 10-15 minutes to ask any question related with the project.