MKT 740 Research Seminar

General Information

The research seminar is prerequisite for writing a master thesis.

To apply for participation, you must have successfully completed at least two Master-level marketing courses (MKT 5XX or MKT 6XX).

Click here for the syllabus.

Click here for the guideline.

Click here for the AMA Reference List Style.

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Timetable (Spring, 2024)

Announcement of Topics on Chair's Website 22.01.2024
Application period 22.01.2024 – 09.02.2024
Announcement of Allocation 14.02.2024
Kick-off Meeting:
Allocation of Topics and Introduction to Academic Work
Handover Date of Seminar Papers 22.04.2024, 12 noon
Presentation of Seminar Topics 07.05.2024 (hand-in of slides until 1 week before presentation latest)

A list with NEW topics can be found here.

An example for a correctly formatted thesis can be found here.


For application, please hand in the following as pdf-document(s) to

  • list of 10 seminar topics in order of preference (please use the priority form)
  • current grades (master/diploma studies, including a preliminary grade point average)
  • Transcript of records of Bachelor studies

We expect that every student can participate in one of the offered marketing seminars (MKT 710, MKT 720, MKT 730, MKT 740). Please send all your documents in one PDF file.


  • Starting point of the seminar will be the kick-off meeting . There, we will give you a short introduction into academic writing as well as present the allocation of topics. All participants are required to participate in this meeting. Afterwards we expect you to contact your advisor to receive a starter package of literature as well as to coordinate your individual timeline.
  • You will have time to write your seminar paper as an individual assessment. The seminar paper has to be handed in at the department's office. You are required to hand in two written copies and a digital copy.
  • The presentation of the seminar papers will take place in a block course. Every participant has 20 minutes to present his seminar paper. Subsequently, there will be a discussion of 10 minutes for each presentation.

                 Please find more info here.


The grade for the seminar paper accounts for 70%, the one for the presentation for 30% of the seminar's final grade. For passing the seminar a minimal grade of 4.0 in both parts has to be achieved.

Giuliana Francesca Manganaro, M.A.

Contact person for chair-specific seminar papers at the Chair of Sales & Services Marketing

For further information please contact Giuliana Francesca Manganaro.