3803922: Topics in IS research

back to overview
Semester:WS 14/15
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:60.0 L / 45.0 h
Self-directed study time:105.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


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


In the module Topics in IS Research, students develop an exposé for their master’s thesis.


  • > understand a contemporary, relevant topic in Information Systems (IS) related research
    > explain the academic and practical relevance of the topic
    • review the literature on a specific IS-related topic
    • develop the structure of an exposé
    • formulate research questions
    • identify suitable methods for seeking answers to research questions
    • formulate a research design using those methods
    • write an exposè

Lectures Method

The module consists of a seminar where students learn how to write a master’s thesis exposé. Students receive guidance as to how to translate their research ideas or interests into well-formulated research questions of theoretical and practical relevance in the field of IS.

The e-learning platform Moodle will be used throughout the course for the dissemination of course material and discussions.

Admission Requirements

Research Methods

* Attendance mandatory


Students will be provided with handouts and supporting materials throughout the course. Conducting a literature review is an integral part of the module.

Exam Modalities

Evaluation of the master’s thesis exposé


  • PWW-MA_Topics in IS Research (WS 14/15, bewertet)