Bachelor and Project Thesis
Bachelor and Project Thesis
Thank you for your interest in the theses offered by the Schöller Endowed Chair for Information Systems (Digitization in Business and Society). The chair team is happy to support you in writing your seminar paper, project paper, bachelor’s or master’s thesis. You can either apply for one of the advertised topics or submit your own proposal that fits the research focus and publications of the chair. We are also happy to support theses in cooperation with companies (so-called “external” theses), as long as they are compatible with our research focus. However, theses in co-supervision with other chairs are not possible at our chair.
First, please make sure that you meet the necessary requirements for writing a scientific paper at the chair. The examination regulations of your degree program are decisive; if necessary, the chair can also define its own requirements. Whether you are allowed to write a thesis at our chair depends on your course of study and the framework or subject examination regulations (Rahmen- und Prüfungsordnung) currently applicable to you. Basically, electives (focus modules) or so-called “Wahlpflicht- oder (Vertiefungs-)module” offered by the Schöller Endowed Chair of Information Systems in the context of lectures and seminars must be listed in the module handbook valid for you. If you have not successfully taken a module with us, you must submit an exception request when submitting your application documents, in which you give sufficient reasons why you would like to write a thesis with us. The exception does not apply to the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in industrial engineering with a focus on mechanical engineering or electrical engineering.
However, the student is solely responsible for ensuring that the thesis can be credited to his or her own studies.
Requirements specific to the course of study
|Degree||Course of Study||Requirements|
|Bachelor||Business Information Systems||none|
|Bachelor||Business Administration with focus on Business Information Systems||none|
|Bachelor||Business Studies with focus on Business Administration, Economics, Business and Industrial Education||
Elective (focus module), so-called “Wahlpflicht- oder Vertiefungsmodul”, taken at the chair or exception request
|Bachelor||International Business Studies||Elective (focus module), so-called “Wahlpflicht- oder Vertiefungsmodul”, taken at the chair or exception request|
|Bachelor||Social Economics||Elective (focus module), so-called “Wahlpflicht- oder Vertiefungsmodul”, taken at the chair or exception request|
|Bachelor||Other bachelor courses in the department of economics|
|Bachelor||International Production Engineering and Management||Elective (focus module), so-called “Wahlpflicht- oder Vertiefungsmodul”, taken at the chair|
|Bachelor||Bachelor Industrial Engineering with focus on mechanical or electrical engineering||Elective (focus module), so-called “Wahlpflicht- oder Vertiefungsmodul”, taken at the chair|
The supervision of bachelor theses/project papers at our chair is bound to a sequentially structured process, which is repeated every six months in terms of deadlines. Deviations from the associated deadlines are not possible. The application period begins three weeks before the start of the lecture period of the respective semester and lasts two weeks. Within the first week of lectures, the selection interviews take place, as a result of which you will receive either an acceptance or rejection.
Please note that the seminar is a prerequisite for the qualification for the bachelor thesis. Only after successful passing (participation, intermediate and final presentation and exposé) of the seminar, your thesis will be registered by us at the responsible examination office.
If you want to write your thesis in the winter term 2023/24 at our chair, please note the following dates and deadlines.
- Announcement of topics and application period: 25.09.2023 – 08.10.2023
- Evaluation & assessment round 1 – qualification assessment: 09.10.2023 – 13.10.2023
- Evaluation & assessment round 2 – final decision (acceptance/rejection): 10.10.2023 – 20.10.2023
- Applicants receive written notification of the outcome of their application (acceptance or rejection). In the case of an acceptance, applicants are usually invited to an exploratory interview.
- Thesis registration: Date: Monday, 10.08.2023
The following application materials must be submitted in their entirety with each application:
1) Application form
2) curriculum vitae
3) Summary of grades
4) Letter of motivation (the template(s) can be found under “Application documents”)
5) Optional: Application for exemption (program-specific requirements not met)
6) Optional: Degree certificates (if available)
The templates for the application form and letter of motivation can be found in our StudOn course. You can find the link to it under the heading “Application portal”.
Maximum number of applications
Within the application period students are allowed to apply for up to 3 topics at the same time (incl. initiative application)
For your applications, please use exclusively our application portal provided via StudOn. Applications outside the evaluation portal are not possible. Further information on the formal and course-specific requirements as well as on the application process can also be found in StudOn.
Seminar for Bachelor/Project Theses
Our chair offers a seminar for the bachelor thesis, which is especially designed for students of Business Informatics and interested students of other courses of study, who want to write or write a bachelor thesis at the Schöller Endowed Chair of Business Informatics. Participation in the seminar is mandatory for all our bachelor students.