Information Systems Research (M.Sc.)

General information

Type of course Seminar
Term Every summer term
Credits 12 ECTS
Module M.WIWI-WIN.0032
Courses of study Master of Science in Business Information Systems (Seminar)
Master of Science in Marketing and E-Business (Elective Area)
Others upon request
Course language English
Examination Term paper, presentation
Instructor Prof. Dr. Manuel Trenz

Required application documents

  • Current grade excerpt from FlexNow
  • Filled application form (activated from March 1st - March 31st)

Further notes

  • The applications are processed continuously
  • All term papers must be written in English

This semester, our Master seminar is supported by University Quality Funds (SQM). All topics available this semester include a literature review part and an empirical part. The empirical part will be qualitative (interviews or focus groups). With the help of SQM, we can offer students the following additional benefits:
  • Workshops on empirical research: Students will receive extensive training in collecting and analyzing qualitative data in two workshops.
  • Transcription software: Students receive access to transcription software in order to simplify and accelerate transcribing interview/ focus group data.

Current topics SS22

  • Learning from the Best – How Workers Become Successful on Digital Labor Platforms (Laura Schulze)
  • Why and When Users Decide to Discontinue Information Systems – A Relational Perspective (Laura Schulze)
  • Switching Sides – How Digital Labor Platforms Algorithmically Manage Clients (Laura Schulze)
  • Finding Gamification Patterns: Designing for Different User Behavior (Dr. Tobias Wolf)
  • Leveraging Gamification to Create More Awareness for Sustainability: A Promising Approach? (Dr. Tobias Wolf)
  • I'm off the hook, right!? Augmenting Human Intelligence in Knowledge Intense Decision-Making (Maximilian Grüning)
  • Risk of Manipulation of AI-Enabled Decision-Making in Healthcare (Maximilian Grüning)
  • Well meant, poorly met – When Do Digital Behavior Change Interventions Fail? (Richard Henkenjohann)
  • Towards Cybersecurity In Hospitals – Nudging To The Rescue (Richard Henkenjohann)
  • Investigating the Changing Power Structure and Relationship between Participants in Digital Platform Ecosystems (Dr. Volkmar Mrass)
  • When Does it Make Sense? - Decision Criteria for Using Crowdworking Platforms (Dr. Volkmar Mrass)

A detailed description of each topic can be found here.

If you are interested in writing your seminar paper at the chair, please fill the application form and send your FlexNow grade sheet within the application period via e-mail to Laura Schulze.

Please do only apply when you are available at both, kick-off meeting and interim presentation. No exceptions (e.g. study term abroad, other appointments, holidays, etc.) will be permitted.

Further information can be found in UniVZ.