We are looking for master thesis writing collaborations to Nordea Savings & Wealth Offerings (SWO).
Besides getting an insight into the largest financial services group in Northern Europe, we offer you:
- Access to relevant data and people.
- A fixed contact person that will challenge your thinking and help you in the process.
- An opportunity to present your thesis to a high-level manager in SWO.
We offer two topics
You have two topics to choose from and our hope is that your thesis will end with a few “Managerial Suggestions” helping us improve.
Topic 1: Forecasting the size of the Nordic savings market
To improve our forecasting of the size of the Nordic savings market, we want to make our models more sophisticated. In essence we want a model that can forecast the size of each Nordic market within four different product groups. It should distinguish between market appreciation and flow to the market. A possible structure could be to include two sections: 1. Create a dynamic, econometrical model and 2. In-depth analysis of the current state of the market to substantiate the current forecast.
Possible research questions
Topic 2: Content Strategy
Nordea’s core values revolve around the term ‘Simplification.’ As a Nordic bank, this emphasizes the importance of a consistent, strong and Nordic content and communication strategy. We are looking for an in-depth analysis of how Nordea can implement a Nordic content strategy for its Wealth Management area, which includes savings, investments and pension. The successful candidate could look into how Nordea can optimize its communication channels and/or streamline content and/or how it should position itself towards its largest competitors. A potential thesis can add great value to Nordea Wealth Management’s future content strategy.
Possible research questions
You are studying at a Danish University and you have a relevant academic background. We expect you to be able to present great results and we also view relevant work experience as something positive.
We expect you to have high ambitions and be committed to delivering value to our business. We encourage you to write in teams of two but it is not a requirement.
Welcome with your application with a one-page research proposal as well as your CV and grade transcripts (bachelor and master) attached. If you apply as a team; submit only one application but include CV and grade transcripts for both of you.
The deadline for applying is November 23, 2015. Please submit your application as soon as possible since we are working continuously with candidate selection.
- If you apply for “Topic 1: Forecasting the size of the Nordic savings market”, send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you apply for “Topic 2: Content Strategy”, send your application to email@example.com.
You can also contact Emil and Søren if you have any questions related to each topic.
Selected applicants will be invited to a meeting and the decision will be taken after this meeting.
SWO is a unit within Wealth Management and our task is to align, define, partly develop, package and communicate Nordea's product and service offerings in the savings and investment area to fulfil the customers' individual needs.
The main stakeholders are Retail Banking and Private Banking customers. We are a Nordic unit with 350 employees.