Spectrum of theses
Each year, the Department of Management oversees about 35-40 bachelor and master theses dealing with management or entrepreneurship matters. Literature studies about scientifically relevant topics, as well as empirical studies, and 'consulting–papers' relevant to practitioners can be composed. The institute proposes a list of topics. In agreement with the department, the treatment of one's own topic is also possible.
We encourage teamwork!
What selection criteria do you have?
Our selection criteria vary from semester to semester depending on the number of applicants, as well as on their individual track-record(s). Generally, we give preference to the students of higher semesters who have completed the course “Seminar in Management”.
Can I apply for a master thesis at your Department if I have not attended “Seminar in Management” (yet)?
You may still apply for a master thesis at our department without having attended “Seminar in Management”. However, the chances of being accepted are lower.
Can I attend “Seminar in Management” parallel to writing my master thesis?
Yes. However, your chances of getting accepted for writing a master thesis at our department are lower. Also, if you are accepted your chances of successfully writing the thesis are higher if you have already attended the seminar. Furthermore, attending the Seminar while writing a master thesis at our department will entail a significantly higher workload for students.
Can I offer my own topic?
Yes. In addition to your regular application (Application form plus attachments) you have to submit a short proposal of 2 Pages where you present your topic, your motivation and at least five relevant literature references (as an orientation: see the description of writing a proposal in the guidelines on top of this site). Please note that we do not guarantee acceptance of your own topic and generally supervise theses which lie within our own research interests.