Master Seminar

IS 752: Master Seminar for Master Students (MMM, Business Informatics)

General Information

FSS 2024
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Jana-Rebecca Rehse
Type of Course Seminar
Credit Points 6 ECTS (MMM), 4 ECTS (BI)
Offering Every semester
Language English
Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge in process mining and/or machine learning
Assessment Seminar thesis (80%) and Presentation (20%)
Examination Date See schedule (below)
Registration See below
Prof. Dr. Jana-Rebecca Rehse

Prof. Dr. Jana-Rebecca Rehse

Junior Professorship for Management Analytics
University of Mannheim
Assistant Professor of Management Analytics
L 15, 1–6 – Room 413
68161 Mannheim

Course Information

  • Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Apply basic research methods from the IS discipline
    • Independently and systematically explore a research topic
    • Structure and write an academic paper
    • Be equipped to start your master thesis
  • Registration

    Applications are possible only during the registration period. You may apply for a seminar thesis by sending an e-mail to Applications should consist of

    • A short letter of motivation, listing the topics that you would like to research in your thesis.
    • Your CV
    • Your current transcript of record
  • Schedule

    Event Period/Deadline
    Registration period 01.01. – 12.02.2024 (23:59)
    Notification of acceptance 14.02.2024 (noon)
    Deadline for withdrawal 15.02.2024 (noon)
    Kick-Off Meeting TBD
    1st Milestone 04.03.2024
    2nd Milestone 01.04.2024
    Submission of thesis 15.04.2024 (23:59)
    Submission of presentation 24.04.2024
    Presentation 25.04. & 26.04.2024 (10:00 – 13:00)
  • Topics

    You can find the seminar topics in FSS 2024 here. Please specify your preferred topics in your application. 

    In the case that none of the listed topics is of interest to you, you may suggest your own topic. In this case, it is expected that you have sufficient foundational knowledge of this topic and can prove its relevance by means of appropriate literature.

  • Milestones

    1st Milestone: The aim is to structure and prepare your topic appropriately in the form of an outline. This should contain the following:

    • Outline of your work
    • Introduction and motivation of the topic
    • Description of the research method (Structured Literature Review) and its concrete application to your chosen topic
    • (Preliminary) bibliography

    2nd Milestone: The goal is a first draft of the finished manuscript. This should already contain completed text blocks (in the previously determined outline) and literature references. Results and conclusion do not have to be formulated yet.

  • Formalities

    Seminar thesis should consist of roughly 20 pages (+/- 20%) and be formatted using the LNCS templates. Templates for Word ans LaTeX can be found at

    The available cover sheet must preface the seminar thesis. It must be filled out with all relevant information and the affidavit must be signed,

    Presentations should take about 15 minutes (plus 10 minutes discussion) and use the university PowerPoint template.