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Allocation of final theses

If you are interested in writing your thesis with us, you should have a profound understanding of financial accounting as well as a strong interest in empirical research in accounting.

At the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics bachelor and master theses are allocated through a central web-based system. If you want to apply for writing your thesis with Prof. Kosi and her team you have to do it via the central system. More detailed information as well as deadlines concerning this procedure can be found here

Further information

Bachelor
  • General information (here)
  • Guidelines for writing a thesis (here)
Master
  • General information (here)
  • Guidelines for writing a thesis (here)
Topics

Previously supervised bachelor theses:

  • Green bonds in the US: The impact of environmental certification on bond characteristics
  • Green bonds in Europe: The impact of environmental certification on bond characteristics
  • The UK corporate bond market: Development trends across market segments
  • Characteristics of bond issuer: An empirical analysis of European private firms
  • Environmental risk reporting: Regulatory trends and reporting practices
  • Development of corporate bond market in the UK
  • Which private firms issue bonds?
  • Investment Decisions of German Private Firms
  • Development of the corporate bond market in Germany and Austria
  • Corporate social responsibility of German private firms
  • Corporate social responsibility advertising by German firms
  • Online information search around earnings announcements of German firms
  • Mandatory disclosure of non-financial information in the European Union - First evidence
  • Development of sustainability reporting in Germany
  • Determinants of sustainability reporting by German listed firm
  • Sustainability reporting in the UK
  • How is the IASB funded? A descriptive analysis
  • CEO turnover and accounting quality in German firms
  • Gender structure of the board and readability of annual reports of UK firms
  • Board structure and firm performance
  • The influence of credit ratings on the capital structure of DAX listed companies
  • The effect of corporate social responsibility on firm market value
  • Personal attributes of CEO and firm performance
  • IFRS adoption in small and medium sized enterprises in Germany

Previously supervised master theses:

  • The relation between firm characteristics and firms’ rating on job search platforms: glassdoor.de
  • Implementation of IFRS 15 by UK listed companies
  • The effect of IFRS 8 segment reporting on the convergence of management accounting and financial accounting in Germany
  • Environmental risk disclosure and firm value: Evidence from German listed companies
  • Environmental risk disclosure and firm value: Evidence from UK listed companies
  • Characteristics of bond issuers: Differences across market segments in Europe
  • Implementation of IFRS 15 by German listed companies
  • Characteristics of international and national firms issuing bonds in Europe
  • The relation between firm characteristics and firms’ rating on job search platforms: kununu.com
  • Financial reporting transparency and activities on the M&A market
  • Drivers of investment efficiency: evidence from German firms
  • Mandatory CSR reporting in the German banking industry
  • Mandatory CSR reporting by German listed companies and its time trends
  • Availability of corporate bond data for empirical analysis
  • Characteristics of bond issuers: differences across market segments
  • Corporate social responsibility performance and its measures
  • Measuring the quality of corporate social responsibility reporting
  • Measuring corporate social responsibility performance
  • The usefulness of financial institutions' country-by-country reporting for the estimation of future taxes
  • The effect of local accounting standards on the deferred tax recognition under IFRS in Germany and the UK
  • Cross-country differences in voluntary disclosure of non-financial information
  • Determinants of investment efficiency in German firms
  • Gender structure of boardrooms in UK firms and firm value
  • Earnings management after IFRS adoption: Comparison of German and UK firms
  • Earnings management after BilMoG adoption in Germany
  • Earnings management and cultural origin of the CEO
  • Earnings management related to tax incentives
  • IFRS adoption in European exchange-regulated markets
  • Determinants of corporate participation in IFRS 4 replacement process
  • Determinants of cost of debt in German firms

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