Bachelor and Master Theses
The application deadline for bachelor's and master's theses in the winter semester is July 15th. Applications for theses in the summer semester are possible until January 15th. Possible topics will be published here in the month before the deadline.
For the summer semester we offer theses on the following topics. For each topic, the (scientific) literature should be reviewed in order to (a) establish common definitions of the most important concepts and to demonstrate the relevance of the topic, (b) summarize key findings from the scientific debate and (c) provide concrete practical recommendations, tools and best practice examples. In addition, further interviews with experts and company representatives may be conducted to validate the results and gain additional insights.
Very good work will be published in the Sustainability Management Wiki (https://www.sustainability-management.wiki/), which is currently being set up by the Chair. As the language of the wiki is English, papers on the above topics must be written in English.
- Sustainable corporate governance
- Stakeholder management
- Environmental policy
- Social policy
- Corporate democracy
- Organizational purpose
- NGO-business partnerships
- Green growth
- Tensions in sustainability
- Shareholder value
- Social movements
- Corporate sustainability
- Corporate social responsibility
- Corporate citizenship
- Sustainability and reputation/image
- Sustainability balanced scorecard
- Sustainable business models
- Impact Investing
- European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS)
- Shareholder activism
- EU taxonomy
- Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
- Materiality analysis
- Green bonds
- ISO 26000
- Net zero
If one of the topics appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your written application, including a short letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and current transcript of records. Please send your documents as a single PDF file by e-mail to Josua Oll (firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition to your preferential topic please also indicate your second, third, and fourth preference, so we can consider your preferences when allocating the topics.
We will review your application as soon as possible after the application deadline and let you know if we will be able to supervise your work. If you have an idea for your own topic, please contact the us at least one month before the application deadline (i.e. by June 15 for winter semester theses or by December 15 for summer semester theses) to clarify whether the topic is feasible from the group’s point of view and fits in with the group’s research interests and focus.
Please refer to the document Process and Guidelines for Bachelor's and Master's Theses (in German) for detailed information on the application and processing of theses.