On the following pages you will find all information about the processing of bachelor and master theses at the Chair of Management and Organization.

 

 

General requirements for all theses

 

Since the winter semester 2008/09, a mandatory requirement for all written work at the Chair of Management and Organization is proof of participation in an introduction to library use and literature research.

Bachelor theses

Students of the Bachelor of Business Administration - primarily from the cluster "Strategy, Management & Marketing" - and Law and Economics will find information about the Thesis program of the Chair of Management and Organization in this section. The above-mentioned students will write their Bachelor thesis in this program. A deviation from the Thesis program described in the following is only possible in exceptional cases. The aim of this program is to ensure that students are well prepared for the independent writing of an academic dissertation. This program is intended to support each individual in his or her work as well as to give as many interested students as possible the opportunity to write a Bachelor thesis at the Chair of Management and Organization.

 

Application

 
Information on the central application process for the cluster can be found on the respective pages of the cluster „Strategy, Management & Marketing“. Please note:; Only applications submitted via the central application process will be considered!

 

 

Bachelor thesis program

 

The Thesis program consists of two parts. A preparatory Bachelor seminar and the Bachelor thesis itself. Participation in the bachelor seminar is a mandatory prerequisite for admission to the bachelor thesis; the seminar cannot be used to acquire credit points but is included in the calculation of the workload in the sense of the European higher education reform.

The Thesis program starts at the beginning of each semester. The following diagram illustrates the time schedule; detailed information on the general course of the bachelor’s seminar as well as on the respective current workloads will be provided afterwards:

 

 

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1: According to the European higher education reform, an average student should spend 360 working hours on a Bachelor thesis (12 CP) graded "Sufficient". This corresponds to 45 working days, of which approx. 15 working days should be spent on the Bachelor seminar.

 

 

Selection of topics

 

Each Bachelor's seminar will focus on two to three core topics. This gives students the opportunity to exchange ideas on their respective subjects and promotes the ability to cooperate. The thematic focus of the Bachelor theses will be determined by the chair and published at the kick-off event. The definition of a research question and development of a disposition to this question is the responsibility of the students and is both content and goal of the Bachelor seminar.

 

 

Procedure

 

General information on the respective course of the Thesis program will be announced in a preliminary meeting. Attendance at this preliminary meeting is a mandatory prerequisite for being eligible to apply for one of the participant places. If you are unable to attend the preliminary meeting, you must wait for the next round of the Thesis program. After the preliminary meeting, students who are seriously interested in successfully completing the program can register via Digicampus. Registration is made for a specific thematic focus within the participant places allocated to this focus area. Please note that, if you are not seriously interested in a successful completion of the program, your registration may prevent a student who is very interested in or dependent on the successful completion of the program from attending. Should you decide to discontinue the Thesis program during the course of the program, you can only re-register for one of the upcoming sessions if fewer interested participants are present at the corresponding preliminary meeting than there are supervising capacities available.

 

The Bachelor's seminar begins with an introductory course in which successfully registered students are familiarized with the general requirements and necessary techniques for writing a final thesis. This course includes discussion of the progress made by the participants in identifying their individual research questions as well as a discussion of the scope and content of the literature research already carried out and a feedback from the group and the supervisors. The respective supervisors then agree on the further procedure with the students they are supervising, in particular the type, scope and time sequence of the supervision. Generally, a vivid exchange among students is desired within the framework of the seminar. Hence, discussion groups moderated by the supervisor in the respective topic groups provide a suitable instrument of supervision. These groups can be supplemented by individual feedback discussions. The Bachelor's seminar concludes with the presentation and discussion of the dispositions developed by the students.

 

The Bachelor thesis is generally written as an individual work. After the presentation in the plenum, the official registration of the Bachelor thesis is made, then the actual processing of the Bachelor thesis starts. The processing time is two months from the date of registration.

 

 

 

Formal design of the Bachelor thesis

 

The formal structure of the bachelor thesis can be found in the guidelines for scientific work at the Chair of Management and Organization. The guide is available in Digicampus and summarizes the formal requirements for written work at the Chair of Management and Organization.

Usually a bachelor thesis is about 30 pages long. The bachelor thesis must be printed and bound in two copies and additionally handed in at the chair as a CD-Rom.

Information regarding the bachelor's seminar at the beginning of the summer semester 2020

 

 

 

Information regardarding the bachelor´ s thesis 2020

 

The following information is not binding and corresponds to the current state of planning. It will be supplemented as soon as new information becomes available. Only the contents communicated in the preliminary meeting are binding

Supervisors
Julia Kienzler, Jonah Otto, Dominik Wilhelm
Contact person:

Questions concerning the Bachelor's Seminar that cannot be answered by the information published on this page should be addressed to Julia Kienzler.

Thematic focuses:
Will be announced at the preliminary meeting.
Number of participants
Maximum 20 participants
Information meeting:
 
Registration period:
  • Registration will take place in Digicampus.
     
  • Seminar places are allocated according to the following criteria
    1) Cluster "Strategy and Information"
    2) Number of credit points achieved
       (verified student transcript)
    3) Number of semesters
    4) Lottery procedure

Master theses

Students of the consecutive Master's programs will find below all information about requirements, topics and formalities for working on a Master's thesis at the Chair of Management and Organization.

 

 

Requirements for students of the Master's programs (i)BWL and Law and Economics:

 

Students of the major "Strategy & Information" (i)BWL or of the major "Business and Management" (L&E) are admitted to the Chair of Management and Organization if they meet all of the following requirements before they start working on their master thesis:

 

  • Two passed courses in the Master's program (Corporate Governance: Strategy, Corporate Governance: Theory, Corporate Governance: Concepts)
  • Successful participation in a seminar (Corporate Governance: Research or Independent Research)
  • Proof of participation in an introduction to library use and literature research at the University of Augsburg (possibly already provided as part of the Bachelor's program)
  • In addition, knowledge of quantitative, empirical research methods is required, especially microeconometric methods. Students are independently responsible for proving such knowledge. This knowledge can be acquired, for example, by passing methodological modules of an undergraduate degree, by successfully completing their own written work, or by successfully participating in corresponding methodological subjects within the master's program.

 

The fulfilment of these requirements does not guarantee supervision of the master thesis! The agreement on a supervision always depends on the capabilities available!

 

 

Requirements for students of the Master´´`s program Global Business Management:

 

Students of the specialization "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" are preferentially admitted to the Chair of Management and Organization. Generally, admission is open to all GBM students who meet all of the following requirements prior to commencement of the thesis:

 

  • Two passed courses in the Master's program (Corporate Governance: Strategy, Corporate Governance: Theory or Corporate Governance: Concepts)
  • Successful participation in an independent project supervised by the chair or in the seminar Corporate Governance: Research
  • Proof of participation in an introduction to library use and literature research at the University of Augsburg (possibly already provided as part of the Bachelor's program)
  • In addition, knowledge of quantitative, empirical research methods is required, especially microeconometric methods. Students are independently responsible for proving such knowledge. This knowledge can be acquired, for example, by passing methodological modules of an undergraduate degree, by successfully completing their own written work, or by successfully participating in corresponding methodological subjects within the Master's program.

 

The fulfilment of these requirements does not guarantee supervision of the master thesis! The agreement on supervision always depends on the available capacities!

 

 

Topics and time schedule of the Master thesis

Please note that only quantitative-empirical work is supervised. The processing of practical projects as Master's thesis is only possible in exceptional cases. Please feel free to contact us if necessary.

Dr. Katharine Wirsching.

 

Please note that master theses at the Chair of Management and Organization are written as individual papers. It is not possible to write master theses in groups.

 

In a kick-off event at the end of each semester, topics are presented, tips on formal design are given and the further procedure is discussed. In addition, you can bring in your own topic suggestions. You are welcome to think about it in advance and inform yourself about current research areas and trends on the website of the chair.

 

 

Formal design of the Master thesis

 

The formal structure of the Master's thesis can be found in the guidelines for academic work at the Chair of Management and Organization. The guidelines are available on Digicampus and summarize the formal requirements for written work at the Chair of Management and Organization.

Usually the master thesis consists of about 60 pages and has to be completed in four months. The master thesis has to be printed and bound in two copies and additionally handed in at the chair as CD-Rom.

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