4004217: Masterthesis

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Semester:WS 15/16
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 changes in deadlines as of SS16:

Exposé: February 1st (summer term) and July 1st (winter term)
Master's Thesis: June 30 (summer term) and November 30 (winter term)

Submissions and deadlines

  • The master's thesis must be submitted until February 1st (for the winter term) and August 1sth (for the summer term) to the the central service desk.
  • The submission of master's thesis must include: (1) a CD ROM containing thesis' digital copy (at the central service desk) and (2) direct submission of thesis' digital copy to the supervisor and co-supervisor (via e-mail).
  • If any of the dates above falls on a weekend or public holiday, the deadline is automatically extended until the next working day. Please also check the opening times of the central service desk, especially during summer months.

  • The already scheduled dates of the commencement ceremony can be found in the menu bar on the left

  • 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

Submission of master's thesis must be accompanied by:

  • A CD ROM containing thesis' digital copy (to be handed in at the central service desk)
  • Direct submission of thesis' digital copy to the supervisor and co-supervisor (via e-mail)

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

In case of any questions please contact the module director or Ms.Leona Chandra (leona.chandra@uni.li).

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.


Voraussetzungen (inhaltlich)

> For module registration and exposé submission: 60 ECTS completed, including the module "Research Methods"


Creswell, J. W. (2003). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. London, UK: Sage Publications.

Saunders, M. N., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2009). Research methods for business students. Harlow, UK: Prentice Hall Financial Times.

Leedy P. D. & Ormrod, J.E. (2012). Practical research: Planning and design. Cambridge, MA: Pearson.

Further reading is provided in the course "Research Methods" and "Topics in IS Research"


The evaluation of the master thesis will be published a few days before the final presentation.


  • PWW-MA_08_Master's thesis (WS 15/16, in Bewertung)