Bachelor and Master Theses

Application procedure for theses

We offer the opportunity to register your master and bachelor thesis three times a year. Closing dates for application are 15th February, 15th June, and 15th October. The official starting date of the thesis can be agreed upon with the supervisors, but it must be not later than 3 months after the chosen application deadline. For general information on registration, procedure, and submission, please refer to the examination regulations. Please also see the homepage of the examination office for further information (Link).

To ensure a smooth administration of applications, please fill out and submit the application form, a short CV, a grade overview (FlexNow transcript is sufficient) and a research proposal (the research proposal is only required if you want to work on your own topic). Please submit these documents to the secretary of the institute via e-mail to:

Download the application form

  • German or English language
  • Max. 1 page in A4 format (references may be cited on an additional page)
  • Relevance of your topic
  • Connection to the research of our chair
  • Research problem(s) and research question(s)
  • Which research method(s) will be applied
  • Note: The research proposal is a preliminary summary of your research project, and the contents of the final thesis can be different.

If your application is accepted and you agree with your supervisor on a specific topic (see our topic overview below), then you can apply officially at the examination office. Please obtain the official application document at the examination office (“Antrag auf Zulassung zur Abschlussarbeit”) and submit it to your supervisor.

Academic standards
Regarding the formatting, please refer to the thesis guidelines:
Seminar, Bachelor and Master Theses Guidelines

Master students are required to present the progress at the chair. Your supervisor will inform you about the specific date.

Available Bachelor and Master Theses Topics
  • Challenges and opportunities of virtual work (BA; German or English language)
  • The effects of diversity in virtual teams (MA; English language)
  • The effects of cultural intelligence in virtual teams (MA; English language)
  • Contact: Tobias Blay

  • Navigating cultural dynamics in networking - The role of culture, context and country-image (BA/MA; English language)
  • Understanding gender gaps in pay, employment, and careers - The role of networking (BA/MA; English language)
  • The effects of social context on career success - A systematic literature review (BA; English language)
  • Contact: Alara Yaman

  • The role of Artificial Intelligence in different HR functions – A systematic literature review (BA; English language)
  • Using Artificial Intelligence in Performance Management- an Organizational Justice Perspective (MA; English language)
  • Contact: Shanzi Xue

  • The effects of digitalization in global virtual work (BA; English or German language)
  • Managing conflicts in cross-cultural (virtual) teams (BA/MA; English language)
  • Virtual work and its effects on creativity/innovation in a collaborative environment (BA/MA; English language)
  • Contact: Philippa Dehning