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Department of Business and Economics
Bachelor / Master


You can find all information and requirements for a thesis at the Professorship for Strategic Management and Leadership in the guidelines for scientific work.

Guidelines for scientific work


Please note that you must have attended the course "Scientific Work" (Module 11) of the Professorship for Strategic Management and Leadership in advance of the processing time of the bachelor thesis. The course takes place in the winter semester but can also be taken in the same semester as the bachelor thesis.

An additional application for the project seminar is not necessary.

How to apply         Online Application

Current Topics


  1. Emotional processes in organizational conflict management (Literature review)
  2. To Disclose or Not to Disclose - Managerial incentives to engage in the voluntary disclosure of investment endeavors (Literature review)
  3. Grasping Fashions in Management Research - (Partially) Replicating and extending Wang (2010)
  4. From the Will and the Ways - Relationships between leadership styles and hope (Empirical)
  5. How do I get my way? - Relationships between leadership styles and influence tactics (Empirical)
  6. Flawed thinking - Cognitive biases in negotiations (Literature review)
  7. Empirical studies left and right: Organizational legitimacy - State of the art and future research directions (Literature review)
  8. The consequences of financial shareholder activism (Literature review)
  9. Triple bottom line management - The advantages of not looking only at the financial success of an organization (Literature review) 
  10. The impact of publicly announced IT investment endeavors on the market value: a systematic literature review (Literature review)
  11. Prediction markets - Using the wisdom of the crowd to make better strategic decisions (Literature review)
  12. The concept of "Open Strategy" - The beginning of a new era of strategy development?
  13. How to align employees to the firm's strategy? Insights from goal framing theory (Literature review)
  14. The political ideology of top executives (Literature review)
  15. Taking over the board – the influence of shareholder activism on boards (Literature review)
  16. The consequences of overconfident CEOs (Literature review)
  17. How do firms behave? Insights from the behavioral theory of the firm (Literature review)
  18. What do they really achieve? Literature review on the outcomes of strategic management (Literature review)

Furthermore, you are welcome to approach us with your own topic requests.


The topics of the Master's thesis are based on the Bachelor's thesis topics. Please contact us if you are interested.

In addition, there is currently the opportunity to write an empirical Master's thesis on one of the following topics:

  • The Impact of Metaverse Investment on the Market Value of the Firm—An Event Study Methodology

Important Documents

The following documents must be submitted together with the thesis.


Declaration of consent for plagiarism check

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