Master thesis

General application information

General information

The process of a master thesis at the chair follows the steps depicted in Process for a master thesis. If all application requirements are met, we will gladly supervise your thesis within the limitations of our capacities. The available topics are mostly empirical studies from the research areas of the chair. All master theses must be written in English. If you have to apply outside the application period due to special circumstances (e.g. practical cooperation), please contact Dr. Volkmar Mrass.

Topic selection

Topic areas for master theses include digital platforms, privacy, algorithmic management, social media, data-driven business models, crowdworking, gig economy, artificial intelligence in healthcare, digital health ecosystems, interactions with digital services, gamification and interorganizational information systems (see also: Research and Current master thesis topics). In our first meeting, we will discuss and decide on the specific topic together.

    Application period
  • Winter term: August 1st until October 15th
  • Summer term: February 1st until March 31st
Application prerequisites
  • A successfully completed research seminar at the faculty
  • At least one elective course in business informatics or marketing
Required application documents
  • Current grade excerpt from FlexNow
  • Filled application form (will be activated at the respective application periods)

If you are interested in a master thesis at the chair and fulfill all application requirements, please fill the application form and send your FlexNow grade sheet within the application period via e-mail to Prof. Dr. Trenz (trenz@uni‑

Process for a master thesis

A typical master thesis process follows the following steps:


Current master thesis topics

Title Method(s) Supervisor
Algorithmic Management of Clients on Digital Labor Platforms Case Study Laura Schulze
Making Sense of Algorithms – How Workers Understand Digital Labor Platforms Ethnographic Methods Laura Schulze
Dyadic Satisfaction and Platform Mediation – The Role of Algorithmic Management in Worker-Client Relationships Survey Laura Schulze
Innovative Forms of Work Organization in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Literature Review; Case Study Dr. Volkmar Mrass
Stress Mechanisms and Coping Strategies with Artificial Intelligence Mixed-Methods: Survey; Interviews Maximilian Grüning
The Influence of Artificial Intelligence on Technostress Online Lab Experiment Maximilian Grüning
Effectiveness of Nudges to Guide IT Secure Behaviors Online Lab Experiment Richard Henkenjohann
Small Changes that Matter: The Framing Effect on Risky Online Behaviors Online Lab Experiment Richard Henkenjohann
Why Not Comply with Information Security? Insights from the Field and German Hospitals Interviews Richard Henkenjohann

Do you have your own idea for a master thesis in the research area of the chair? Please do not hesitate to contact us!