Master Thesis

By writing the master's thesis, the student shall prove that he or she has acquired the skills and proficiency to work independently on a problem of his or her field of study employing the scientific methods available within a limited period. Group work is not permitted.

The prerequisite for writing a master’s thesis is the successful participation in the seminar at the Chair of Business Administration and Accounting (Prof. Simons). Seminars from other chairs in the Area of Accounting and Taxation may be accepted on an individual basis.

Writing your Master Thesis

If you want to apply for a master’s thesis at the chair of Business Administration and Accounting, please fill out the following application (Download) and send it to the secretary's office (E-Mail). Please hand in applications no later than two months before your desired starting date. Master’s Theses are assigned on an ongoing basis, but are restricted by the resources of the chair. Additionally, the choice of starting date should ensure that the Master Colloquium, which takes place approximately in the middle of the writing period, takes place during regular lecture periods.

Topics are assigned in financial accounting, auditing, and tax accounting. It is important that the topic has a strong theoretical foundation. To provide candidates with the opportunity to develop their own topic, you are asked to suggest three topics including two relevant references (journal articles) each in the application form.

After receiving the application form, we will inform you about the free resources on the desired starting date and the assigned supervisor. On the basis of the topics provided in the application form, your supervisor will assist you in the further development of the final topic. This process is vitally driven by your own initiative and ideas.