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Finance Dissertation Topics

The Rapid development of international micro-finance.


Micro-finance in the UK banking industry.
The demand for collective investment schemes in the UK; A strategic analysis, discussion and
recommendations.
Constraints to the development of a fully-fledged microfinance market in the UK.
The awareness of microfinance in developing economies and its impact.
How important it is access to credit and other financial services to growth and investment?
Partnership between the public and private sectors is crucial: Is it true?
Access to financial services, in particular for the poor, including through microfinance and
microcredit: An empirical study in Euro zone.
Financial innovation in Europe and Asia: A comparative study.
Financial viability of selected financial products available in the local market.

Retail & Commercial Banking Dissertation Topics

Forces for change in European Retail Banking; Analysis and implications for local commercial
banks.
Recent developments in the asset-liability management framework of banks in UK: A
comparative study.
The treatment of off-balance sheet activities in the UK banking industry.
Asset liability management in commercial banking: Theoretical and practical aspects.
What is an optimal capital structure for a retail bank?
The relationship with equity price and performance for the banking industry in the UK.
Boosting agricultural productivity through credit flow: role of retail and commercial banks.
Retail banking alternate delivery channels: nature, scope, analysis and future prospects for UK
Banks.
Financial services to the rural population: a study on the role of retail banks in the UK.
The evolution of commercial banking: Changes and preferences

Financing in emerging market Dissertation Topics

Are emerging markets cheap?


UK Investors attitudes and perceptions towards investing in emerging markets.
The evolution and implementation of investment banking in emerging markets.
Financial stability in the banking system in emerging countries.
Stock price synchronicity and analyst coverage in emerging markets.
Market efficiency in emerging markets.
How can European financial supervision cater for cross-border issues?
An analysis of the current restructuring process in the banking sector of an emerging economy.
What is the potential impact of foreign direct investment on emerging economies?
Foreign direct investment in Asian economies.

Alternative investment Dissertation Topics

Hedge Funds: The investing alternative for institutional investors and the advent on the retail
market.
Private equity market and the various investors in the UK.
The Growth of hedge funds: The reasons for a sustained progress and its effects on the UK
investments market.
An evaluation of the role and performance of UK capital markets as an alternative source to
bank finance.
Analysing the UK Investor behaviour in the Local Equity Market during the past 10 years.
The growing popularity of index and mutual funds.

The powers of regulatory intervention and enforcement in alternative investment.


Hedge funds: return enhancers, risk diversifiers, or both?
The costs of investing in mutual funds relative to mutual fund returns.
Private equity investment: future scope in European region.

Internet Banking Dissertation Topics

Future developments in Internet banking in the UK.


The evolution and implementation of relationship banking.
Internet banking serves the masses.
Internet banking services across the UK vary widely: a comparative study.
Ethical issues in the banking industry.
Security in electronic banking transactions.
The marketing of internet banking services in the UK banking industry: Analysis, discussion and
recommendations.
The economic and financial implications of online banking.
The role of Internet banking and society.
Digital innovation in the banking industry in Europe and the UK: A comparative study.

CSR of Banking Industry Dissertation Topics

The importance and significance of Corporate Social Responsibility for investment banks in UK.
Ethical issues in the banking industry in UK.
Recent developments in CSR activities by the banking industry participants in the UK.
A case study of social responsible banking.
Bank regimes and practices in CSR.
CSR is now less a choice and more of a necessity for businesses to flourish.
CSR has become a commercial imperative, a differentiator for the city and analysts to judge the
progressive nature of an organisation.
Guidance and reporting on a wide range of CSR issues in banking industry.
Terrorism financing and financial institutions.
An analysis of the retirement plans provided by local banks.

Risk management Dissertation Topics

Liquidity risk management: UK banking industry.


An evaluation and analysis of the risk/return profile of selected UK banks.
Operational risk; business continuity plans in the UK Banking Industry.
Risk management aspects of international banking activities in Europe: nature, scope and
analysis.
Foreign exchange risk management within financial institutions in the UK
The liability management of two local leading banks in the UK in the past five years: A
comparative analysis.
Financial aspects of the EUs stability and growth pact: What future?
Advantages of using options for the management of risk in the banking industry.
A stress testing approach towards evaluating credit risk of a financial institution.
Case study on growth, liquidity, turnover, risk and return of a financial institution: Analysis and
discussion

Accounting Standards Dissertation Topics

Does the current accounting standard live up to its objectives?


International accounting standards: What is convergence and whether there is any likelihood of
convergence between the EU and the US?
The changes brought to Auditor-client relationships in the UK due to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

What are the practical implications to all organisations of implementing the International
Financial Reporting Standards in the UK?
Audit Committees and agency problems with the combined code.
An investigation into outsourcing accounting overseas from the US perspective.
An investigation into outsourcing accounting overseas from the UK perspective.
The balanced scorecard: The Holy Grail for legal firms?
Reporting on sustainability: what is the standard?
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: is it capable of preventing future accounting scandals?
The increasing demand for disclosure of social and environmental information: Implications for
big organisations.

Education, Perception & Gender bias in


Accounting

Women and accountancy: are they good partners?


Accounting education: Time for a change or continue?
Accounting education: A comparison of EU and UK organisations.
Accounting education: A comparison of Asian and European organisations.
Accounting education: Does ethics get enough attention?
Investigating the effects of gender on womens experiences with the accounting profession in
the UK.
Accounting as art: Representation, truth and annual reports.
Perceptions of risk in the audit industry in the UK.
Does securing assets or causing insecurities among employees impact internal control?
Do internal controls have an impact on employees? A case study within the banking industry.

Ethics in Accounting Dissertation Topics

Effective ways to teach ethics to university accounting students.


Ethical guidance: is adequate support available?
Audit risk: rhetoric of rationality?
Banking on Ethics: An Insight into ethics and the banking profession.
The effect of auditors liability on the accounting profession and organisations in UK.
Does accounting for the brand matter?
Engaging contradiction: An expansion of Corporate Social Responsibility discourse.
Accounting, ethics and the links missing between them: a case study in the UK.
Sustainability reporting and the public sector in the UK.
Is independence of an auditor just a perception or a reality?
The teaching of ethics to accounting students: An unnecessary and difficult goal?
Accounting ethics, education and professional legitimacy in the banking industry.

Important Projects Topics in Finance


1. Impact of privatization on non-performing loans of banks in (country name)
2. Risk assessment and decision making in business and industry
3. Impact of awareness on the choice of short-term financing (A case study of yarn merchants)
4. Impact of privatization on profitability & capital employment of stated owned enterprises in (country
name)
5. Enterprise risk management (an essential process for sustainable profit and growth)
6. Audit fee expense and size of the company in (country name)
7. Determinants of capital structure in cement industry of (country name)
8. Impact of gross loan portfolio on microfinance value saving comparison between microfinance
institutions and microfinance banks
9. Impact of interest rate on stock market
10. A study based on the effects of interest rate on share price
11. Comparison of micro finance institutions, micro-finance banks and micro finance institutions and
development of entrepreneurial skills
12. Empowering women though microfinance
13. Banking and currency crisis causality from banks crises to currency crises
14. Patronage factors of Islamic banking system in (country name)
15. Analysis of profitability of banks: comparative study of domestic & foreign banks in (country name)
16. Financial exclusion: market versus self-driven causes
17. A study on the inhibitions experienced by existing and non-existing users towards online banking in
(country name)
18. Correlation study between measures of financial performance of banks in (country name)
19. Comparative study of credit scoring methods between local and foreign banks of (country name)

20. Market interest rate and commercial bank profitability in (country name)
21. Determinants of corporate dividend payout policy
22. Effects of free cash flow on profitability of firms
23. Fundamentals and stock return: Empirical study of cement industry in (country name)
24. Relationship between stock prices and rupee dollar parity in (country name)
25. The relation of credit risk rating with financial ratios in (country name)
26. Factor influencing individual investor behavior: the case of the stock exchange (e.g. New York Stock
Exchange)
27. Determinant of dividend payout ratio: A study of fertilizer sector
28. Fundamentals and stock returns in (country name)
29. The differential impact of Islamic banking on car loans and house financing through banks in (country
name)
30. A study on relationship between stock market development and economic growth in (country name)
31. Effects of mergers and acquisition in banking sector of (country name)
32. Impact of privatization of banks on profitability
33. The impact of interest rate risk on the profitability of Islamic and conventional banks
34. Relationship between cash flow and capital spending in pharmaceutical industry of (country name)
35. Effect of fund size on mutual fund performance
36. Comparison of financial performance in banking sector
37. Determinants of capital structure: A study of sugar and allied sector of (country name)
38. Can risk aversion indicator anticipate financial crises
39. Cash flow and capital spending relationship: evidence from automobile sector
40. Targeting consumer segment: A sustainable growth for mutual funds
41. Relating risk factors with contemporary distribution channels
42. Impact of privatization on profitability and efficiency of banks in (country name)
43. Money supply chain and stock prices
44. A comparative study between micro-finance banks, micro-finance institutions and rural support programs
in creating self-employment in (country name)
45. Validating of CAPM in predicting stock prices at stock exchange (e.g. New York Stock Exchange)
46. Fundamental variables and stock return: evidence from sugar and allied sector of (country name)

47. Which is better indicator of stock returns? Sales price, debt equity, book market or firm size
48. Mutual fund characteristics and its performance in (country name)
49. Debt and equity choice for funds
50. Capital investment and stock return
51. To study the relationship between price earning ratio and return on investment
52. A test of price earning ratio to predict future growths
53. Factors affect on the dividend payout ratio
54. To study relationship between price earning ratio and growth
55. Relationship between market factors and stock returns of sugar and allied industries of (country name)
56. To investigate the association between dividend change and companys earning in chemical industry of
(country name)
57. Determinants of capital structure in automobile sector of (country name)
58. Fund size and indicator of performance measurement for fixed income mutual fund
59. Factors that lead to investment in mutual funds
60. Predicting stock price via dividend discount model a study over cement sector
61. Impact of macro-economic variables on stock sector of (country name)
62. Performance evaluation of mutual funds in (country name)
63. Comparison between sales price, debt-equity and book market value of equity in analyzing stock returns
64. Relationship between cash flow and investment spending in textile industry
65. A test of price earning ratio to predict growth
66. Effects of free cash flow on investment of firms
67. An empirical analysis of long-run performance of IPOs in (country name)
68. Financial leverage and investment policy
69. Composition of board of directors and its impact on firms performance
70. Impact of taxation on firms dividend payout/ratio
71. Customer satisfaction in Ijara financing
72. Impact of acquisitions and mergers on firm performance in FMCG sectors
73. Share price volatility explicated by fundamental
74. Stock price and economic variables (interest rate, inflation and GDP)

75. Determinants of P/E ratio


76. Impact of capital structure on profitability
77. Impact of interest rate changes on banks profitability
78. Relationships of stock market returns and rate of inflation
79. Dividend policy and stock price volatility
80. Determinants of capital structure in case of pharmaceutical sector
81. The impact of leverage on stock return
82. Fundamentals that predict the mutual fund performance: case of (country name)
83. Effect of different characteristics that leads to mergers and acquisitions
84. Factors effecting leverage in textile industry of (country name)
85. Effects of liquidity crisis on banks profitability
86. Relationship between free cash flows and investment in cement sector of (country name)
87. Impact of working capital on firms profitability: study of textile sector of (country name)
88. The relationship between corporate strategy and capital structure
89. Assessing the profitability determinants of Islamic banking in (country name)
90. Turnover as predictor of inflation
91. Impact of dividend on investment decision
92. Relationship between Assets and Liabilities in balance sheet
93. Impact of fiscal policy on economy of (country name)
94. Determinants of bond market capitalization in (country name)
95. Relationship between CPI and bond price
96. Determinants of capital structure in chemical industry in (country name)
97. Determinants of financial development
98. Impact of privatization on telecom
99. Impact of corporate social responsibility on firms financial performance