School of Business and Economics

Master's thesis details

In the following we have compiled a list of supervisors and chairs where you can write a master's thesis. If you click on the corresponding name, you will find further information about topics, registration and other modalities. Formal aspects of the Master's thesis are explained in the module handbook and the examination regulations of the respective Master's programm. 

Prof. Dr. Jörg Baten - Economic History

General Topics
Topics in Economic history, please check the chair's website for potential topics. Own ideas can also be reconsidered.

Dates
No strict deadlines. Students may write the thesis according to their time preferences. If you are interested please send an application to prosfessor Baten (joerg.baten@uni-tuebingen.de) or submit a paper version at the chair's office. For further information regarding this application, please check the website.

Further Information
Thesis mainly contain an empirical part. Data sets should be created by the students. Under the continuous supervision, students should meet their supervisor 4-5 times during the thesis. Moreover, students should prepare a short presentation (10-15 minutes).

Chair

Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen - Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods

Topics
Applied Microeconometrics, Panel Data Analysis, Cross-Sectional Analysis

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
Please contact lea.eiting@uni-tuebingen.de to make an appointment.

Chair

 

PD Dr. Adrienne Cansier - Marketing

Topics
Topics in marketing (literature reviews).

Dates
Application period typically takes place in February.

Further Information
see link.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Grammig - Statistics, Econometrics and Empirical Economics

Topics
Time Series Analysis, Asset Pricing, Empirical Finance, Financial Market Microstructure, High Frequency Data, International Financial Markets

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
Please contact sylvia.buerger@uni-tuebingen.de to make an appointment.

Chair

Prof. Dr. Renate Hecker - International Accounting and Auditing

Topics
Topics in International Accounting, Auditing and Corporate Governance. Own proposals are welcome.

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
Students are strongly advised to have successfully participated in one course of the chair and/or in a master seminar of the chair and have a genuine interest in the field of international accounting and/or auditing and/or corporate governance. For further details see the homepage of the chair. Applications should be sent to financial-accounting@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de

Chair

Prof. Dr. Patrick Kampkötter - Managerial Accounting

Topics
managerial accounting, managerial economics, organizational economics, incentive and reward systems, delegation of decision rights, management practices. Students can propose own topics, but the chair also proposes topics that they have in mind for further research.

Dates
Deadlines for applications are March 31st or September 30st depending if the thesis is written in the Summer or Winter Term. The thesis must be registered at the examination office within the semester for which the candidate has been accepted.

Further Information
All students writing the thesis have to present their current state of research at the chair's research Colloquim (roundabout 2 months before submission). Students that have not participated in a Master Seminar yet are strongly advised to take part in a course on scientific writing offered by the department.

Chair

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Wiebke Keller - Marketing

Topics
Topics in marketing. Most thesis topics require empirical analyses. A small number of theses may be literature reviews.

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
Students are advised to have taken at least one course at the chair for writing the thesis.

Chair

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kohler - International Economics

Topics
Topics related to the “real” part of International Economics (Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Migration) and European Economic Integration

Dates
Application deadlines are March 31st for the summer term and September 30th for the winter term. Starting dates for individual theses are flexible.

Further Information
Interested candidates are asked to send a one- or two-page (maximum) proposal of their intended master thesis project to peter.eppinger@uni-tuebingen.de by the indicated deadlines. See the announcement on the chair's homepage for further details.

Chair

Prof. Dr. Christian Koziol - Finance

Topics
Analysis of current financial topics in corporate finance, derivatives, risk management or asset management.

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
Students are strongly advised to have successfully passed an exam at the chair and have a genuine interest in the field of finance. Applications should be sent to fin-education@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de

Chair

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Manger - International Macroeconomics and Finance

Topics
All topics of macroeconomics. May be related to ongoing work of the chair (check website).

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
It is recommended that students have at least taken one course at the chair or participated in the Master Seminar. Interested students should send an application to martina.mayer@uni-tuebingen.de (check website).

Chair

Prof. Dr. Valeria Merlo - International Economics

Topics
international economics, international taxation and regional economics

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
Participation at one of the chair's lectures or seminars is a prerequisite. Interested students should send an Email including CV and Transcript.

Chair

Prof. Dr. Gernot Müller - International Macroeconomics and Finance

Topics
All topics of macroeconomics. May be related to ongoing work of the chair (check website).

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
It is recommended that students have at least taken one course at the chair or participated in the Master Seminar. Interested students should send an application to martina.mayer@uni-tuebingen.de (check website).

Chair

Prof. Dr. Werner Neus - Banking

Topics 
Topics in Banking

Dates
April 1st
October 1st
Please submit your application at least one day in advance of these deadlines

Further Information
Limited spots: 8 in the summer term, 6 in winter term. Furhther documents can be found on the website.

Chair

Prof. Dr. Dominik Papies - Marketing

Topics
Topics in marketing. Most thesis topics require empirical analyses. A small number of theses may be literature reviews.

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
Students are advised to have taken at least one course at the chair for writing the thesis.

Chair

Prof. Dr. Markus Pudelko - International Business

Topics
Cultural influences on international business
Human resource management in multinational corporations
Issues in the management of foreign subsidiaries
Conflict resolution in international partnerships
The impact of language barriers on international business
Issues in a company’s internationalization process
Internationalization process of small and medium enterprises
Issues in emerging markets
Ethical issues in international business
Born-global companies and international entrepreneurship
Country analysis

Dates
Application period:
Summer: Usually until the beginning of March
Winter: usually mid July (check website frequently)

Further Information
Students are expected to formulate specific topics within these areas and hand in a one-page research plan along with their applications. Once students are accepted by the DoIB, they will have to discuss further details about the actual topic with their supervisors. Information on the application process can be found on the website.

Chair

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Pull - HRM and Organization

Topics
personnel economics, organization economics, and strategy. The thesis may be also written within a company (for further requirements for this option check the website).

Dates
Application deadlines are March 31st for the summer term and September 30th for the winter term. Application form can be found on the website

Further Information
All students supervised at the department have to present the current state of their thesis at the department’s research colloquium (roundabout 2 months after starting to work on the thesis).
For those students that did not take part in a Bachelor- or Master-Seminar at the department, it is highly recommended to take part in a course on scientific writing offered by the department in the context of its master and bachelor seminars.

Chair

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jan Riepe - Banking

Topics 
Topics in Banking

Dates
April 1st
October 1st
Please submit your application at least one day in advance of these deadlines

Further Information
Limited spots: 8 in the summer term, 6 in winter term. Furhther documents can be found on the website.

Chair

Prof. Dr. Martin Ruf - Business Taxation

Topics
Topics on Taxation

Dates
Application deadlines are March 31st for the summer term and September 30th for the winter term. Application form can be found on the website. The start of the thesis can be chosen individually (check website).

Further Information
Topics can be proposed by students, however this is not mandatroy.

Chair

 

 

Prof. Dr. Manfred Stadler - Economic Theory

Topics
Game Theory and Industrial Organization as well as Economic Growth.

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
Students who are interested in writing a master thesis, please send an application inclunding an updated Transcript of Records via Email to the chair's Office

Chair

Prof. Dr. Frank Stähler - International Economics and Labor Markets

Topics
International trade, foreign direct investment, multinational enterprises, applied microeconomics

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
Please contact us if you are interested in writing your Master thesis with us.

Chair

Prof. Dr. Georg Wamser - Public Finance

Topics
Topics in Taxation and Public Finance

Dates
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Further Information
All information for interested students is provided by Email (sekretariat.fiwi@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de)

Chair

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Philip Yang - HRM and Organziation

Topics
personnel economics, organization economics, and strategy. The thesis may be also written within a company (for further requirements for this option check the website).

Dates
Application deadlines are March 31st for the summer term and September 30th for the winter term. Application form can be found on the website

Further Information
All students supervised at the department have to present the current state of their thesis at the department’s research colloquium (roundabout 2 months after starting to work on the thesis).
For those students that did not take part in a Bachelor- or Master-Seminar at the department, it is highly recommended to take part in a course on scientific writing offered by the department in the context of its master and bachelor seminars.

Chair