Information about the allocation procedure and application for thesises

The professorship for International Business gives students the opportunity to write a bachelor’s/master’s thesis. Thereby, the following points should be taken into consideration:

1) In general, every master's thesis that is written in corporation with the chair should contain a clear empirical character (no purely literature reviews!). On the contrary, bachelor's theses comprise a systematic literature review with a qualitative (classical literature review) and a quantitative part (e.g. frequency analysis on used theories, journals, authors etc.). Bachelor theses can also be designed empirically, e.g. in form of a meta-analysis which summarises the literature statistically. At the same time, research questions should provide an added value for practioners.

Theses involving partners (e.g. companies) are generally possible provided that the two criteria are fulfilled.

2) Before the registration of a bachelor’s/master’s thesis, at least one first interview is necessary. This first interview is not only about the motivation of the student but also about die question of concern which topics can be dealt with. Preferred topics are in line with the areas of research of the chair. A decision will be taken only after this interview.

3) The application for bachelor’s/master’s theses should be submitted during the scheduled registration phase through the central allocation procedure by the Studienbüro. Please find the information about the procedure and the deadline on the pages of the Studienbüro.

4) You are obliged to participate regularly in the research colloquia.

Master's students (Master's theses and student research projects) give a presentation once at the beginning and once at the end of their thesis as part of the Master's colloquium (M.184.5126).
Bachelor students give a presentation as part of the Bachelor Colloquium (M.184.3126) in the middle of the processing time.

The supervision starts with the beginning of the lecture period of each semester. You will be provided with information on scientific work, scientific theoretical basics as well as data and methods. At the kick-off event, which marks the beginning of your official mentorship in the department, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any doubts you may have. Registration for the colloquia is done by the chair.

 5) You can find our template for thesises and seminar papers here.

Contact persons for thesises

Contact Person


Johanna Häuser


Entrepreneurship Education

& Zentrale Ansprechpartnerin für Abschlussarbeiten

Alexander Blocher

Entrepreneurial Motivation & Entrepreneurial Competencies

Sumaya Islam

Social Entrepreneurship & Developing Economic

Slawa Tomin

Strategy & Corporate Entrepreneurship

Frederic Starmann

Corporate Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship

Vanessa Naumann Entrepreneurial Passion
Tobias Rebert Academic Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial University
Marieke Funck Entrepreneurial Teams


External online statistic courses

The goals of our chair are not only the imparting of course content but also the improvement of methodological competence of the students in order to enable them to do their own analyses and to evaluate emirical scientific papers properly. 

We particularly recommend the software packets SPSS, R and Stata. You can find further information of those programs under the following links:





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