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Bachelor Thesis

Application process

If you want to write your thesis at our chair, please note the application period: 01. – 14.10.2019.

  • 01.10.-14.10.2019: Apply for an open topic or propose your own topic
  • Bis zum 20.10.2019: Invitation to a first kick-off interview or rejection
  • 20.- 24.10.2019: Kick-Off interview
  • Individuell: Work on your topic and develop of a solution to the defined problem
  • Latest registration of the thesis: 10.01.2020

It is essential that you stay in regular contact with your supervisor in order to coordinate your work.

Seminar for Bachelor Thesis

Our chair offers a bachelor thesis seminar, which is especially aimed at students of business informatics and those interested in other courses of study who would like to write a bachelor thesis at the Schöller Endowed Chair for Business Informatics. The seminar is mandatory for students that write their bachelor thesis at our chair.

This takes place on the following days from 16:45 to 20:00 o’clock on AEG 33.1.02:

  • 29.10.2019 (Introduction and How to Write)
  • 05.11.2019 (Literature Review)
  • 20.11.2019 (Theories in IS Research & How to Present)
  • 27.11.2019 (Research Methods)
  • 03.12.2019 (Presentaion of First Ideas)
  • 10.12.2019 (Review and Evaluation, Presentation of First Ideas)
  • 14.01.2020 & 28.01.2019 (Final Presentations)

Prerequisites

Course of study Conditions
International Business Studies attended in-depth module at the chair or application for exemption
International Production Engineering and Management attended module at the chair
Sozialökonomik attended in-depth module at the chair or application for exemption
Wirtschaftsinformatik none
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen attended module B24, B25 or B26 at the chair
Wirtschaftswissenschaften mit Schwerpunkt Wirtschaftsinformatik none
Wirtschaftswissenschaften mit anderen Schwerpunkten attended in-depth module at the chair or application for exemption

Open Topics

 

Topic Supervisor

In this thesis students should analyze digital work systems. These work systems can either be changed because of a new digital technology being implemented or suffer from some challenges such that a recommendation on how to improve the design of the work system is required. In this thesis students should conducted interviews with participants of these work systems and use work system theory to analyze them. This thesis should be written with partners from industry. Students can also develop a teaching case that can be used to teach these lessons learnt to students and managers. This thesis and the related application can be handed in in German or English.Please apply to sven.laumer@fau.de by using the chair’s application form together with all of your attachments.
Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer

In this thesis students should analyze benefits and challenges of telework (home-office). This can be done by conducting case studies and interviews with organizations offering telework to their employees, with individuals using the opportunity to work from home or with individuals who are concerned about others doing telework. The master thesis can also consist of literature analysis of case studies reported in the literature to summarize the major lessons learnt from past research in this area. Another opportunity is to develop guidelines what organizations and individuals need to consider when offering the opportunity to telework or when working from remote. Students can also develop a teaching case that can be used to teach these lessons learnt to students and managers. This thesis and the related application can be handed in in German or English. Please apply to sven.laumer@fau.de by using the chair’s application form together with all of your attachments.
Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer

In this thesis students should analyze Enterprise Social Networking or the use of Enterprise Social Media in organization. This can be done by conducting case studies and interviews with organizations offering ESN or with employees using ESN at their work. The master thesis can also consist of literature analysis of case studies reported in the literature to summarize the major lessons learnt from past research in this area. Another opportunity is to develop guidelines what organizations and individuals need to consider when offering ESN or when using them for work. Students can also develop a teaching case that can be used to teach these lessons learnt to students and managers. This thesis and the related application can be handed in in German or English. Please apply to sven.laumer@fau.de by using the chair’s application form together with all of your attachments.
Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer

In this thesis student should focus on technostress, its causes and consequences. This can be done by case studies and interviews with people working in organizations. The master thesis can also consist of literature analysis of studies reported in the literature to summarize the major lessons learnt from past research in this area. Another opportunity is to develop guidelines what organizations and individuals need to consider in this area. Students can also develop a teaching case that can be used to teach these lessons learnt to students and managers. This thesis and the related application can be handed in in German or English. Please apply to sven.laumer@fau.de by using the chair’s application form together with all of your attachments.
Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer

The thesis aims to compare human-human interactions with automated human-computer interactions and to work out which features of digital counseling systems enable or inhibit the acceptance of such systems. The aim is to carry out an experiment by simulating a counseling scenario and by manipulating the acceptance of digital counseling systems.This thesis and the related application can be handed in in German or English.Please apply to sven.laumer@fau.de by using the chair’s application form together with all of your attachments.
Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer

As part of a thesis, students should answer different questions on the subject of “chatbots”. For this purpose, use scenarios for different contexts (for example, medicine, personnel management, service, marketing, sales) can be studied, concrete challenges can be solved by prototypes or questions of chat bot acceptance can be analyzed.This thesis and the related application can be handed in in German or English.Please apply to sven.laumer@fau.de by using the chair’s application form together with all of your attachments.
Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer

More and more job advertisements for graduates are given the addition “digital transformation”. The aim of the thesis is therefore to work out which requirements companies link with the buzzword “digital transformation” and which clusters of digital transformation profiles are sought by companies. For this purpose, job advertisements should be analyzed and categorized.This thesis and the related application can be handed in in German or English.Please apply to sven.laumer@fau.de by using the chair’s application form together with all of your attachments
Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer

Changing human-computer interactions and current technical developments of search algorithms in job search processes may change requirements for job ads. The aim of the thesis is to take up these developments and to define (technical) requirements for job advertisements of the future.This thesis and the related application can be handed in in German or English.Please apply to sven.laumer@fau.de by using the chair’s application form together with all of your attachments
Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer

When new digital innovations come onto the market, it is important for individuals to assess whether they want to use them in their daily professional routine. In recent decades, information systems has been intensively researching this question. It has revealed various models that attempt to describe adoption decisions in the context of digital technologies at the individual level. The aim of this work is to systematically analyze the literature of research in this field in order to present the main findings of this research and to evaluate their applicability in today’s world. The bachelor thesis can be written in English or German. If you are interested, please use the application form to apply to quirin.demlehner@fau.de.
Quirin Demlehner

The (further) development of innovative technologies and the changes in communication behaviour caused by social media can lead to new forms of work in the long term and thus have a lasting effect on the recruitment of talent. The aim of this thesis is to use a systematic literature analysis to review the current state of research on automated recruiting approaches. The bachelor thesis can be written in English or German. If you are interested, please use the application form to apply to jessica.ochmann@fau.de.
Jessica Ochmann

The HR industry is faced with the challenging task of filling vacancies on the labour market with increasingly complex candidate profiles and highly competitive, scarce talent. Within the framework of the bachelor thesis, the requirements of the candidates as well as the individual acceptance of innovative technologies in personnel management (e.g. chatbots, data-driven recruiting) are to be examined on the basis of explorative interviews.
The Bachelor thesis can be written in English or German. If you are interested, please use the application form to apply to jessica.ochmann@fau.de.
Jessica Ochmann

Automated recruitment approaches and the use of social media lead to increased efficiency in personnel management. But how do candidates perceive these developments? Which innovations are accepted by candidates and which factors promote or inhibit acceptance?
The bachelor thesis will use interviews or quantitative methods to discuss and analyse how data-driven approaches and automated dialogue systems are accepted by society in general.
The bachelor thesis can be written in English or German. If you are interested, please use the application form to apply to jessica.ochmann@fau.de.
Jessica Ochmann