3604217: Master Thesis

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Semester:WS 13/14
Lektionen / Semester:13.0 L / 10.0 h
Selbststudium:890.0 h



Masterstudium IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


Further information for writing the master thesis

Please note the following deadlines:

  • Submission of the signed thesis proposal (Exposé) until 1st of Oct. (winter term) / 1st of March (summer term) to the secretary at the Institute of Information Systems

  • Presentation in the colloquium (one month before final submission of thesis latest; Dates can be found in the course description "Colloquium")

In case of any questions please contact the module director.

The Study and Examination Regulations and the Guidelines for Academic Work contain the necessary regulations. >>Link

Please consider especially the following aspects:

  • The thesis proposal is written in accordance with the supervisor and the co-supervisor. Both should be team members of the institute of information systems. External supervisors (e.g. of the student's employer) are usually integrated as an additional practical supervisor. In this case there are a supervisor, co-supervisor and a practical supervisor involved in a thesis project. An external co-supervisor can be agreed in exceptional cases only (please check with the administration office of the institute if a personal data sheet is necessary for this person).

  • The official editing time is defined on the thesis proposal and may not exceed 22 weeks. A shorter editing time is possible.

  • While editing the master's thesis a colloquium with the supervisor must be held.

  • The dates and deadlines given in this module description are the last possible dates for the adhering presentation and defense. Thesis submissions made after these deadlines are presented at the following date for presentation and defense.

  • The registration for the commencement ceremony is handled by the study administration. Dates of the commencement ceremony are given in the menu bar located on the left / topic commencement ceremony



Creswell, J.W. (2008) Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, 3rd Edition, Sage Publications

Saunders, M.N.K.; Thornhill, A.; Lewis, P.; Leedy P.D.; Ormrod, J.E. (2007) Research Methods for Business Students: AND "Practical Research, Planning and Design", Financial Times Prentice Hall

Weitere Literatur wird in den Module "Research Methods" und "Topics in IS" genannt.


Die Beurteilung der Master-Thesis wird wenige Tage vor der Präsentation und Verteidigung dem Studierenden im Intranet zugänglich gemacht.


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