Masterarbeiten | Master Theses

Despite the current situation, the procedure for bachelor and master theses at the Chair of International Management as described above is upheld until further notice. Possible changes to our kick-off seminar will be announced on this homepage and in the respective StudOn groups.

Thank you for your interest in writing your master thesis at our chair.

Every semester we supervise around 30 master theses in total. A prerequisite for writing your master thesis at our chair is the participation and successful completion of the course “Advanced Methods of Management Research IV” with a result of 2.7 or better. There are two application phases per semester, which start with the publication of available topics and end with a mandatory kick-off seminar (see current dates below). Around four weeks prior to the next kick-off seminar, which marks the beginning of a new application phase, we upload a list of 10 to 20 topics to the following StudOn group: You can then apply for a maximum of five different topics directly through this StudOn group. In the case that more than one student is interested in the same topic, the topic is assigned to the student who achieved the better grade in “Advanced Methods of Management Research IV”. An application is possible up to three working days before the next kick-off date.

After the application period has expired, we will send you an email and let you know whether or not you were assigned one of your preferred topics. In case you were assigned a topic, you will be invited to participate in our mandatory kick-off seminar (see current dates below). In this seminar, we will inform you about the next steps and will give a lot of necessary and helpful information on your master thesis and you will have the chance to ask questions.

After the kick-off seminar, you will have to submit a thesis proposal to your thesis advisor, which outlines the research question(s), objective(s), structure and planned methodology of your master thesis. This orientation phase is supposed to be completed within four weeks. Afterwards, your advisor will provide you with a detailed and written feedback on the submitted proposal and register your thesis at the examinations office. From that moment, you will have six months to write your master thesis and may consult with your advisor when needed during that time.

Please see the StudOn group for further information.


Masterstudium Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen:

Students who are interested in writing their „Projektarbeit“ at our chair can choose from the list of bachelor these topics. Please find more information here:


Participation in the kick-off seminar is mandatory. The seminar will take place virtually via Zoom until further notice. Please see the respective StudOn groups for more details.

  1. Kick-off seminar: 10.11.2021, 14:00 – 15:30, room 5.212
  2. Kick-off seminar: 08.12.2021,14:00 – 15:30, r00m 5.212

  1. Kick-off seminar: 21.04.2021, 14:00 – 15:30, via Zoom (see respective StudOn groups for further information).
  2. Kick-off seminar: 16.06.2021, 14:00 – 15:30, via Zoom (see respective StudOn groups for further information).

Professor Holtbrügge as well as all research and teaching associates of the chair supervise theses on different topics depending on their respective research focus. Exemplary topics offered in previous semesters can be found in the list below. Please note that new topics will only be published in the respective StudOn groups.


Guidelines on Writing Theses_Feb_2021
Master theses - Exemplary topics


Theresa Bernhard, M.Sc.

Teaching and Research Associate

Department of International Management

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