3604198: Master Thesis

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Semester:WS 13/14
Lektionen / Semester:39.0 L / 29.5 h
Selbststudium:870.5 h



Masterstudium Banking and Financial Management (01.10.2008)


  • Identification of a research problem and development of a research question
  • Thematically formulating a problem and developing a solution through application of scientific methods
  • Independence in handling a research problem determined in the course of an assessment. Discussion with the advisor about methodological and content issues in solving a research topic.
  • Completion of a comprehensive assignment where the students deal with a theoretical or practice-oriented problem in their area of specialisation by drawing on scientific work methods.
  • Mid-term report about the current stage of the progress during the Colloquium.
  • Completion of presentation documentation on a research problem within their specialised area.
  • Defense of the elaborated research topic and in-depth discussion with the examination board.


  • After completion of the module, the students have acquired a detailed knowledge and a critical understanding of their research topic.

  • They have at their disposal specialised knowledge of methods and procedures for processing data and explaining it in a structured manner. They exhibit originality and creativity in the application of their knowledge.

  • The students complete research and development projects, applying specialised research methods, survey and development techniques by drawing on their previously acquired skills.

  • Additionally, they present the significant findings of their project to academic and real economy specialists, thereby utilising various communication methods in order to illustrate complex data on a scientific level.

  • Upon positive evaluation of the thesis module the Master's degree is awarded to the candidate.


Voraussetzungen (inhaltlich)

It is recommended to complete the whole study programme before enrolling to the Master Thesis Module, at least 60 ECTS are required to do so.

To enroll to the Master Thesis module it is necessary to pass the exposé by the academic director. Please note, that final exposé has to be submitted to the respective deadlines latest. It is recommended to start the research process for the exposé early enough, as submitted exposés AFTER that deadline will not be accepted for the following semesters presentation & defense date.

The official processing period is 22 weeks to write the Master Thesis.


  • Colloquium presentation (attendance at 2 Colloquium days obligatory)
  • Evaluation of the written thesis paper
  • Presentation and defense in front of the examination board


Web-based online evaluation upon completion of module


  • PWW-MA_Master Thesis (WS 13/14, in Bewertung)