Current information on the supervision of theses for the summer semester 2023
At the Chair of Organizational Behavior, you can write your thesis as follows: Information on the procedure and topics can be found HERE and in the following section.
Application for the final thesis
At the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, the allocation to a thesis supervisor is organized through a central web-based application procedure.
This system does not replace the official exam registration but serves, first of all, to allocate theses within the four participating departments. The allocation of students to their supervisors takes about 1 - 1 ½ months. You will then be informed via e-mail about acceptance and contact person. The official registration of your thesis will only take place afterwards through the chair.
If you have organizational questions regarding the central registration procedure, you can contact abschlussarbeiten[at]wiwi.upb.de.
Please note that information regarding your assignment will be sent to your IMT e-mail address.
Registration for final theses in the summer semester 2023 is possible from January 23rd to February 3rd 2023, at the following page.
If you would like to write your bachelor's thesis with us, you can choose one of the given research topics for which you will then be asked to write an empirical or literature-based thesis. You will find an overview of the topics in the document linked at the end of this section.
As a Master's candidate at our chair, you can
- choose a given subject area of the chair,
- you can submit a proposal of your own that fits the research topics of the chair,
- or carry out a relevant practical project in companies.
Please indicate your topic preference(s) in your application. For your own topic proposal, please submit a short exposé of your topic idea in your application. If you are accepted by the chair, please arrange an appointment with your assigned supervisor within a short time. Further information on the topics and other criteria can be found HERE.
Please contact us directly by e-mail if you have any questions.
Particularities at the Chair of Organizational Behavior
- Starting point
For Bachelor and Master theses, the latest date for registration is at the end of the last week of October/ April.
For the registration, you have to hand in the filled-out and printed registration form from PAUL at our chair (secretary office or mailbox).
We will inform you about the introduction as well as all further components of our supervision concept as soon as you have accepted your thesis supervision at our chair (see supervision concept and additional module).
- Documents for the application
In your application, please provide a clear indication of your preferred topics that we have advertised on this page for that semester. Also, please include a brief description with 2-3 paragraphs for each topic, indicating the motivation for the topic (from a scientifc instead of a personal perspective).
To apply with your own proposed topic or a practical project for a master's thesis, please submit a short exposé on your topic, which includes a possible research question and research methodology.
If you are accepted by the chair, please arrange an appointment with your assigned supervisor as soon as possible.
- Concept of supervision and additional module
If you write a thesis at our chair, we will register you via PAUL for the additional module Fundamentals of Scientific Work for Research Projects (M.184.2159 for Bachelor and M.184.4159 for Master). The seminar is intended to give you an understanding of the procedure for scientific work and thus support you in the preparation of your concrete research papers.
For preparation, you continuously expand your exposé until registration. We will support you with the additional module and in personal meetings with the methodological approach and organizational matters. The exposé must be submitted once to check and prepare the subsequent presentation. After the presentation, the exposé should be revised and submitted again before the thesis is registered. In this way, we want to create planning security for you and us and ensure a certain quality standard that benefits you.
Information on the assignment of supervision WiSe: Middle of August,
SuSe: Beginning of March
Getting into contact and agreement on topic WiSe: Until the end of September,
SuSe: Until the end of March
Registration and access to the additional module WiSe: Until the first week in October,
SuSe: Until the first week in April
Submission of the first draft of the exposé to the supervisor WiSe: Second week in October,
SuSe: Second week in April
Presentation of the interim results WiSe: Second last week in October,
SuSe: Second last week in April
Submission of the final exposé and official registration WiSe: Last week in October,
SuSe: Last week in April
Meetings for supervision with individual supervisor Distributed over the semester in an individual arrangement Submission of the thesis 3 months (BA) / 6 months (MA) after registration
- Notes on design and writing
A guideline for the formal design of scientific papers and a template for your thesis, the exposé and presentations at our chair can be found here.