Choice of thesis supervisor

Supervisor Seminar related topics/ Sample topics of dissertation
dr hab. Joanna Błach, prof. UE
Department of Corporate Finance and Insurance

Seminar related topics:
corporate financial strategy; financial analysis; financing decisons; financial management; risk management and risk reporting; dividend policy; corporate governance and investor relations;financial markets and financial instruments; financial innovation

Sample topics of dissertation:
1. Crowdfunding as a source of finance for SMEs;
2. Financial liquidity assessment and management;
3. Currency risk management in a company;
4. Dividend policy and its impact on corporate value;
5. CSR activities and reporting in a company;
6. Application of fundamental analysis in the stock market;
7. Investment strategy of hedge funds

dr hab. Ewa Maruszewska, prof. UE
Department of Business Informatics and International Accounting

Seminar related topics:
1. Financial reporting and integrated reporting
2. Accounting ethics
3. Tax evasion and avoidance
4. Decision-making in public (audit) and private accounting
5. Business combinations

Sample topics of dissertation:
1. Application of financial reporting standards among certain sector of WSE
2. Ethics in accounting - perception of practitioners
3. Behavioral accounting - the case of budgeting and project evaluation
4. Tax avoidance and tax evasion - the impact of personal and situational factors on decision-making in the scope of financial/managerial accounting
5. Goodwill as a result of mergers and acquisitions among Polish entities

dr hab. Andrzej Piosik, prof. UE
Department of Accounting

Seminar related topics:
1. Cost accounting systems, Methods and instruments of management accounting; Financial analysis; Financial reporting; Earnings management Cost accounting systems - identifying product costs, cost allocation, variable costing, activity-based costing, life-cycle costing, target costing;
2. Methods and instruments of management accounting (variable and fixed costs,standard costing, CVP analysis, budgeting, budgetary control, measuring and managing performance, capital budgeting, decision trees);
3. Financial Analysis;
4. Financial reporting (according to Polish standards and IFRS, valuation of assets and liabilities, consolidated financial statements, intangible assets, revenue recognition, financial liabilities, financial assets, deferred income tax, statement of comprehensive income, cash-flow statement, non-current tangible assets, provisions);
5. Accounting policy, accounting and real earnings management - determinants and instruments of earnings management, income smoothing.

Sample topics of dissertation:
1. Mergers and acquisitions in CEE area;
2. Liquidity and profitability relationship analysis – case of WSE automotive industry

dr hab. Monika Wieczorek-Kosmala, prof. UE
Department of Corporate Finance and Insurance

Seminar related topics:
COVID-19 impacts in economic and financial dimensions; Corporate finance: (capital structure, sources of funds, liquidity & cash management, bankruptcy threat, operating risk, financial risk); Risk management (risk reporting, ERM, risk analysis, methods of risk management, insurance); Corporate governance corporate financial strategy; financial analysis; financing decisons; financial management; risk management and risk reporting; dividend policy; corporate governance

Sample topics of dissertation:
1. COVID-19: impact on SMEs performance;
2. Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management in Poland;
3. Environmental risk reporting in Poland;
4. Lessons learned from Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion – a risk management approach;
5. Crowdfunding as a source of financing innovative ventures;
6. Money laundering in Poland;
7. The architecture and implementation of Solvency II Regime;
8. Risk reporting in banking sector.

dr Rafał Buła
Department of Investment

Seminar related topics:
1. Investment strategies building and evaluation.
2. Efficiency of capital markets.
3. Financial modelling using MS Excel and VBA.
4. Assessment of investment projects efficiency.
5. Valuation of enterprises.

Sample topics of dissertation:
1. Comparison of the investment portfolios of WIG-Ukraine companies effectiveness before and after the conflict in Ukraine in 2014
2. Risk assessment of enterprise's investment project using Monte Carlo simulation method
3. Assessment of the creditworthiness of enterprises on selected examples
4. Efficiency of portfolios of financial sector companies constructed using portfolio and cluster analysis
5. Assessment of the impact of macroeconomic variables on stock market indices in the Visegrad Group countries using panel analysis

dr Krystyna Mitręga-Niestrój
Department of Banking and Financial Markets

Seminar related topics:
International financial system - financial institutions and markets - contemporary problems and future challenges. Offshore financial centres. Money laundering. Collaborative finance. Alternative financial services. FinTechs. Financial crises - causes, effects and ways of prevention. Capital flows. Financial problems of the Eurozone. Selected problems of corporate finance. (i. a. exchange rate risk, financial analysis).
Other problems – are also possible!

Sample topics of dissertation:
1. The economic crisis in Venezuela – analysis of situation in the years 1999-2019.
2. Brexit – analysis of the effects of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.
3. Islamic banking and its institutions – the case of Saudi Arabia.
4. World gold market during the COVID-19 pandemic.
5. Assessment of the financial situation of Facebook Inc. in the years 2015-2019.
6. Crowdfunding as a method of financing start-ups.
7. Tax havens and their benefits to companies.