Welcome to the assistant professorship of management analytics! We’re happy to see that you apparently find our research interesting enough to think about writing a master thesis at our chair.
Our chair conducts research on data-driven business process management (BPM) by means of process mining and machine learning. We are interested in finding data-driven solutions to real-world BPM problems. Our main research focus topics are user behavior mining and the application of process mining techniques in practice, but we also supervise thesis topics in adjacent fields, such as the digitalization of BPM.
Our chair supervises master students in the Mannheim Master of Management (MMM) and Master of Business Informatics (BI) programs.
If you want to write your master thesis with us, this page will support you in this process.
In general, topics should match the research interests of the supervisor and the experience and preferences of the student. Possible ways to find a topic are:
Therefore, you should think about concrete topics before you approach us about writing a thesis.
To write a master thesis at our chair, you must fulfill the following requirements:
These prerequisites are necessary, because you need at least some level of experience for writing a master thesis in a technically challenging field like process mining. If you start without any previous experience, you spend too much time learning the basics.
If you fulfill the prerequisites and have found one or multiple ideas for a thesis topic, you can apply for supervision. For applying, please send an e-mail with the following documents:
You should address your e-mail to the employee of the chair who in your opinion has the best fit with the topic (check their websites and publication records for details). If you are not sure, you can alternatively address your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we already know you, e.g., because you have written your seminar thesis at our chair, you can skip the application procedure and approach your seminar thesis supervisor about potential thesis topics directly.
You need to submit your thesis as:
Juniorprofessur für Management Analytics
L 15, 1–6, 4. Stock
The printed submission does not need to arrive on the date of the submission deadline. Only the submission of the electronic version counts.
Make sure that your electronic and printed submissions are identical. Both should contain the required affidavit as specified in the Prüfungsordnung.
Good luck on your thesis!