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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)J.LEFEBVRE
Intervenant(s)Muhammad Farooq AHMAD, Hicham DAHER , Jérémie LEFEBVRE

Pré requis

Bachelor level knowledge related to finance (corporate finance and financial markets), as well as mathematics and econometrics...

Objectifs du cours

-Master the appropriate techniques and display expertise in finance
-Design a research project in finance that follows the hypothetico-deductive method
-Write a relevant problem statement for a master thesis
-Search for information from the academic literature on a given topic, and write a literature review
-Determine an appropriate conceptual framework related to their thesis topic, and formulate hypotheses that are potential solutions to the problem statement
-Empirically test financial theories using econometric methods and specialized computer software, especially:
-The Capital Asset Pricing Model and related factor models applied to stock returns
-The trade-off theory of capital structure applied to French companies

Contenu du cours

1) What is the hypothetico-deductive research method in the field of finance?
2) What is academic literature, how to search for literature, and how to write a literature review?
3) Overview of theories in the field of corporate finance and market finance, and test the validity of these theories with real world data
4) How to define hypotheses that lead of an empirical evaluation of a research problem?

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class10,40  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings5,00  
Independent study
Group Project12,00  
Estimated personal workload5,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant49,60  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Tutorial
  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Coaching


The main evaluation for this course is based on group research project called the "mini-thesis". The written document and the oral presentation at the end of the semester will count for 50% of the final grade. During the course of the semester, some assignments will be asked, especially to show the progress of the work on the mini-thesis. Additional evaluations will be made in the setting of 2 computer tutorials.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Case study2,00220,00
Oral presentation0,50110,00
Group Project1,00140,00
Written Report1,00330,00
TOTAL     100,00


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