Preparation for your master's thesis

The master's thesis is a compulsory part of the MBA programme. Our MBA students are responsible for finding their own thesis placements among the wide range of different corporations and industry near by. Students are assisted in this by taking the following preparatory courses, as well as coming in contact with companies during the "Company Visits" highlight, and are generally extremely successful in finding the thesis placement of their choice.

  • Study Assignments. Students practice writing reports and presenting their work at a high academic level.
  • Scientific Methodology. In this course, students learn to structure a well-researched study paper, to write in a scientific manner, and which formalia they have to fulfill.

Master's thesis

Students complete their final thesis under the supervision of a professor and a company manager. The thesis topic is related to the student's corporate project, which the student presents and discusses at a high academic standard. Working on a project in a company is an excellent opportunity for students to find challenging thesis topics.

The aim of the thesis work is to further develop students' skills in independently setting up a paper and executing empirical research, and in drawing conclusions from this with regard to knowledge development and strategic policy.

At the end of the programme, students prepare a presentation for their thesis defence. The goal of the thesis seminar is to bring together the individual disciplines covered throughout the MBA.

MBA thesis statistics

To date, our students have written their master's theses at 140 different companies. Our top companies for master's theses are:

Robert Bosch GmbH        Festo AG & Co. KG
Daimler AGBW Bank AG
Siemens AGHewlett Packard GmbH

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