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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 can 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. Hero or villain - What determines the social evaluation of companies? (Literature review)
  2. Triple bottom line management - The advantages of not looking only at the financial success of an organization (Literature review) 
  3. Prediction markets - Using the wisdom of the crowd to make better strategic decisions (Literature review)
  4. The concept of "Open Strategy" - The beginning of a new era of strategy development?
  5. Seems legit! The relevance of legitimacy for innovation (Literature review)
  6. Dealing with the crowd – The new developments in social media and its benefits in crisis communication (Literature review)
  7. The fear for your job – how does the behavior of the top management change when they fear for their jobs? (Literature review)
  8. The political ideology of top executives (Literature review)
  9. Do you like me? Ingratiation in the business context (Literature review)
  10. How do firms try to increase diversity? (Literature review)
  11. Taking over the board – the influence of shareholder activism on boards (Literature review)
  12. What makes a company attractive to employees? Antecedents and outcomes of employer branding (Literature review)
  13. The consequences of overconfident CEOs (Literature review)
  14. Greenwashing – The difference between the promises and the actions (Literature review)
  15. Personality traits in times of crisis (Literature review)
  16. What do they really achieve? Literature review on the dependent variables in strategic leadership research (Literature review)

You are welcome to come to 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.

Important Documents

The following documents must be submitted together with the thesis.


Declaration of consent for plagiarism check

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Street navigation from and to the TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)