3404217: Master thesis

back to overview
Semester:WS 12/13
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:13.0 L / 10.0 h
Self-directed study time:890.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


Further information for writing the master thesis

Information about deadlines: All necessary information regarding dates and deadlines are given in this module description and the adhering componentes "Kolloquium" and "Präsentation/Verteidigung". The already scheduled dates of the commencement ceremony are found in the menu bar on the left.

Please note the following deadlines:
-Submission of thesis proposal (Disposition) until 1st of Oct. (winter term) / 1st of March (summer term)
-Presentation in the Kolloquium (one month before final submission of thesis latest)
-The deadline for submission of the final version of the thesis is given in the course "presentation and defence" which is part of the module.

In case of any questions please contact the module director.

Language of the master thesis
Preferred language for the master thesis is English. In accordance with the supervisor the thesis could also be written in German.

Necessary steps for writing a master thesis:

>Writing the thesis proposal (Exposé)
>Submission of the thesis proposal (Disposition) signed by the student (handed in to the secretary at Institute of Information Systems)
>The signed proposal is sent out to the supervisors via email by the institute
>Master thesis writing (max. editing time 22 weeks)
>Registration for the Kolloquium
>Presentation in the Kolloquium
>Submission of the master thesis (central service counter, main building)
>Evaluation of the thesis (information about grade)
>Final presentation and defense (German: "Präsentation und Verteidigung")
>Commencement ceremony

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 thesis a colloquium with the supervisor must be held. The presentation in the colloquium is initiated by the student.

>The dates and deadlines given in this module description are the last possible dates for the adhering presentation and defensio. Thesis submission 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

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

Exam Modalities

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


  • PWW-MA_Master Thesis (WS 12/13, in Bewertung)