Bachelor Thesis

  1. Please check the hompage of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences for general information concerning the assignment of the Bachelor Thesis (Studium - Lehrveranstaltung - Bachelorarbeiten). Students who received an assignment by the Examinations Office are asked to register on ILIAS in the folder "Registration B352 Bachelor Thesis in International Business Taxation …" until 31.03. (Summer Term) or rather 30.09. (Winter Term). You will find the password to register in the folder „B352 Bachelor Thesis in International Business Taxation …“ on ILIAS. If you don't register, the acceptance expires automatically.
  2. Students who want to write their Bachelor Thesis at the chair have to register on ILIAS in the folder „B352 Bachelor Thesis in International Business Taxation …“ to see the topics for the upcoming term. When you registered you'll receive automatically an E-Mail as soon as the folder "Registration B352 Bachelor Thesis in International Business Taxation …" is available on ILIAS. You will find the password to register in the folder „B352 Bachelor Thesis in International Business Taxation …“. Students who received an assignment by the Examinations Office are privileged.
    If we receive too many applications we will ask you for more documents as soon as the deadline has expired. The remaining places will be distributed based on your merits.
  3. In the first meeting of the Bachelor Seminar you'll get more information on the procedure. For details of the seminar please check the Course Catalogue. The date of submission will be fixed in accordance with the students. In the past we fixed the date of submission two weeks before the exam period began. In any case, the Bachelor Thesis will be finished and revised during the ongoing term.
  4. Please check the Leaflet 'Guidelines for Writing a Bachelor Thesis, Seminar Paper, or Master Thesis provided by the chair.
  5. Possible topics for writing a Bachelor Thesis might be:
    > Management remuneration
    > Taxation of management remuneration
    > Income and wealth distribution
    > Taxation of wealth and capital income
    > Topics regarding international business taxation
    > Discussion of current topics regarding tax policy
  6. You have to hand in your Bachelor thesis electronically until the date of submission. Please hand in the identical printed version shortly thereafter.
  7. Please note that requirements by the Examinations Office always take precedence.

To get an idea of the topics at the chair of International Business Taxation so far please check Ilias Ordner List of Topics for Bachelor Theses. Please note that the proposals are just to get a first impression and orientation. The topics may differ depending on the main research focus of the chair.

Master Thesis

The School of Business and Economics has decided to introduce a new mechanism of registering your interest in writing a master thesis in order to facilitate the process for you. 
We ask every student who plans to start on their thesis in the next semester to fill out a short survey listing which modules they have already taken, their grades and the work unit (Lehrstuhl) they would like to be supervised by. 
Students who already have a supervisor are asked to please fill out the survey and state in the additional comments that they already have been accepted by [Person who agreed to supervise them].
The deadline for registering your interest to write a master thesis in the following winter semester is:

Deadline: July 30, 2019

Link to survey:

Caution: Filling out the survey only takes about 5 minutes but please be careful as you cannot change your answers once you have provided them. 

The survey is conducted via Ilias. Please make sure you have your transcript of your Bachelor degree ready as you will need to upload this along with your current transcript to complete your registration. We know that not all students have access to their full current transcript yet as the examinations office is still entering grades into the system. Please just upload your current transcript as it is, even if it is blank.

At the end of the survey you will be asked to list the work groups you would like to be supervised by, you need to provide 5 different priorities here to make sure your application is valid. 

After the application deadline we will pass on a list of all students who listed a specific work unit as their first priority to that work unit. Should they not be able to supervise all of them they will inform us of who they cannot supervise (possibly after speaking with you first) which means that we will then get in touch with those students’ other priorities. 

We can make the following promises if you fill out this survey correctly, have earned a minimum of 30 ECTS in your M.Sc. degree and upload your transcripts:

1.    You will be made an offer of supervision at the end of this process by one of your priorities.
2.    The work unit you listed as first priority will receive your application first.
3.    We will keep you informed about the status of your application.
4.    All of your information is confidential and only used to facilitate the registration process for the Master Thesis. Only the conductor of the survey and the academic staff with have access to your information to process your application.

Registration Master seminar

Valid from summer term 2018
Upper limit for this course is 12 participants. To participate you should register at ILIAS "Registration B550 Masterseminar in International Business Taxation Summer Term XXXX" until 31st March.


You get an overview of the current courses from the Module Guide (Modulhandbuch Bachelorkurse / Mastermodulhandbuch). The Module Guide contains all important and up-to-date information about the courses offered by the chair.