Master's thesis

The purpose of a master's thesis at the Area Marketing is the science-based examination of a marketing related subject and thereby the enhancement of marketing related knowledge. The supervision of the master's thesis is organized individually by each chair.


The prerequisite for writing a master's thesis at the Area of Marketing is the successful completion of a seminar MKT 7X0 at one of the marketing chairs (LS Homburg MKT 710, LS Stahl MKT 720, LS Kuester MKT 730 or LS Kraus MKT 740) and the successful completion of the courses MKT 510 (or MKT 301) and MKT 520. The prerequisites for attending the seminars are listed according to student cohorts on the respective information pages of the seminars.

We also recommend that students write their Master's thesis at the chair where the seminar paper was written, thus enabling early involvement in the respective research and project work of the chair.

Research-oriented topics

In general, students wishing to write their master's thesis at our chair have the opportunity to submit an own topic proposal as well as to choose from a wide range of interesting topics from different research fields. There is no central application period at our chair and students can apply at any point in time. Please find lists of currently available master thesis topics sorted by research area in the following:

In order to apply for one of the posted thesis topics, please contact the relevant supervisor. We look forward to receiving your application!

Own Topic Proposal

Our chair provides you the opportunity to apply for your master's thesis proposing your own topic. In this case, please contact the most appropriate team member at the chair, that is to say whose research focus overlaps the most with the research field of your topic proposal. Please find detailed information on the team members' research focus as well as their contact details here.

Informationen about scientific writing

Please find the guidelines for the form and content of scientific papers at the chair of Marketing & Innovation here. Please use the reference style of the American Marketing Association / Journal of Marketing in all scientific papers and presentations at our chair.

Dr. Sergej von Janda

Dr. Sergej von Janda

Contact person for master's theses

For further information please contact Sergej von Janda.