The application period, the required application components as well as the application tool can be found on our homepage at Zur Bewerbung.
Required application components as well as the application tool can be found on our application and registration page. Information about the scope and the time schedule of the thesis can be found in our guidelines on the chair course in DigiCampus under “Dateien” (please log in to DigiCampus beforehand).
The official registration of the topic always takes place at the beginning of the semester (i.e., within the first 4 weeks of the lecture period).
In justified (!) exceptional cases, a different registration time than the one described may be allowed. Please contact Frau Prof. Dr. Kunz (Master thesis) or a research assistant (Bachelor thesis) before submitting your application. Afterwards, please attach a meaningful explanation (at least 1 DIN-A4 page) to your application via form, indicating the desired start date.
The chair supervises theses in all subfields of controlling. We assign topics on cost accounting, planning and control as well as in the area of behavioral controlling. We are also open to topics in the areas of health and education controlling. In addition, we are also happy to work on topics at the interfaces to other areas (personnel, health, production, marketing controlling ...).
Admission requirements & further information
a) Bachelor thesis:
The prerequisite for writing a bachelor thesis is the successful participation in the lecture "Grundlagen des Controlling" and/or the seminar "Ausgewählte Themen im Controlling" or "Controlling im internationalen Kontext". Applicants who have successfully attended both the lecture "Grundlagen des Controlling" and one of our seminars will be given preference in the selection process. While this alone does not guarantee you a place to write a thesis at our chair, you have a guaranteed a place, if you completed one of the two seminars with a very good grade (1.0 or 1.3).
The bachelor thesis consists of 27-33 pages. The processing time is 2 months.
In addition, the chair recognizes courses that have been successfully taken abroad and are similar in content to the course "Grundlagen des Controlling". We check these courses individually. For bachelor students who have been accepted, there is a mandatory information event. Further information and the exact date will be announced together with the acceptance letter.
Please note: Unfortunately, it is not possible to write a bachelor thesis in cooperation with a company at our chair.
Our research assistants are available as contact persons for bachelor theses:
b) Master thesis:
In order to deepen your knowledge, it is advantageous to attend one of our seminars "Topics in Behavioural Controlling", "Controlling in der Praxis" and/or "Methoden der Controllingforschung", but this is not an exclusion criterion. Nevertheless, please note that not all applicants can get a place to write their master thesis at our chair.
The master thesis consists of 50-60 pages. The processing time is 4 or 6 months, depending on the topic.
Master students writing their thesis at our chair can voluntarily participate in an information event on scientific work and/or in the "Master colloquium". Further information can be found here.
The contact person for master theses is Prof. Dr. Kunz.