Master thesis / Diploma theses


1. End of January: Topic selection
Students choose their topic from the topic list or suggest a (similar) topic (The topic list will be released online before the christmas break; send email with selected topic to supervisor (first come - first serve).

2. End of February:
Start writing and submit thesis proposal (5-10 pages) to supervisor (incl. motivation, research question, key literature, research method, expected results, structure).

3. From March on: Registration of the Master thesis
(Requirement: Successful completion of all modules, and with supervisor agreed thesis proposal.)

  • „Application for a Master‘s Thesis Topic“ from LFU to „Prüfungsamt“
  • Registration for Master AG

4. End of September: Writing the Master thesis with supervisor feedback

5. End of November: Finalising the Master thesis

6. End of December, the latest: Submitting the Master thesis
(-> completing master studies within 4. semesters: submitting the thesis until end of September)

  • Master thesis: min. 50 pages of content
    Formatting:  style sheet
  • Submission: 2 printouts to „Prüfungsamt“, and electronically (e.g. word, pdf, latech) with USB stick or link to archive to WI-secretary and by email to the supervisor.
    - in the „Prüfungsamt“ the master thesis will be ‚stamped‘ and the student receives an assessment form to be handed over to the supervisor.

7. End of January: Public defensio
within the Master AG
(-> for completion of the master program in the semester: Defensio until end of October) Requirement: submission of the Master thesis

8. End of February: Assessment
(-> for completion of the master program in the semester: Assessment until end of November)


This is an overview of Master/Diploma thesis topics. If you are interested in one of them, please contact the supervisor of the respective topic.

Here you can download a  style sheet for your thesis: style sheet MsWord Icon


Topic Supervisor Available

How to measure pathological behavior in supply chains and production systems - measuring the bullwhip effect and beyond. Häussler yes
Literature reveiw on behavioral operations management. Häussler yes
Parameterization of a multi-echelon inventory system: A simulation based optimization approach. Häussler yes
Evaluation of different flow time estimation techniques: A simulation study. Häussler yes
Block Planning and its integration into multi-stage production. Missbauer yes
Cyclic scheduling in two-stage production – modeling and (near) exact solution by MILP solvers. Missbauer yes
Column Generation (CG) in production scheduling - literature survey. Missbauer yes
TSP with profits – literature survey with applications in the steelmaking industry.
Missbauer yes
Applications of iterative coordination mechanisms for production planning.
Missbauer yes
Examining Governance Possibilities of Blockchain Platforms. Zimmermann no
Developing Digital Transformation Strategies for Financial Services Providers. Zimmermann no
Effects of Social Influence on Online Consumer Ratings. Maier, Zimmermann
Why do you control? An empirical study investigating the purpose of control. Remus no
How do CIOs control their project managers? An survey-based cross-sectional study (using an existing dataset). Remus no
Types of information overload and the link to hyper-connectivity. Remus no
Who connects to whom and how? Matching connectivity types to connectivity strategies. Remus no
The influence of espoused national cultural values on hyper- and hypo connectivity. Remus no
Decision-making processes in idea selection: The role of satisficers and maximizers.
Maier, Seeber no
Internet of Things: Exploring the use of sensor data for human decision making in industry. Maier, Seeber no
Exploring idea presentation modes for human decision making in idea selection. Seeber no
Cognitive computing in education. Seeber no
Examining the effects of similarity features of innovation platforms on cognition and idea quality. Maier, Seeber, Banken no
Collection and connection tools for knowledge management: Comparison and case example. Maier no
Using Nobel prize-winning economic theories (cognitive biases 2002, “nudging” 2017) to design online choice environments – (eye-tracking) experiments (1-2 Master theses, domains: e.g. crowdfunding, crowdsourcing,…). Figl yes
Visualizations of research models in the Information Systems discipline (an analysis of research models in top-ranked information systems journals of the last 10 years and development of a "modeling notation" for research models). Figl yes
Data Quality in Big Data Applications - Derivation of a Taxonomy based on standards and literature review. Breu yes
Empirical analysis of ICO fraud
Sillaber yes
Literature review on Blockchains in Information Systems researc. Sillaber yes
Cost benefit analysis of Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Ecosystems. Sillaber no
Empirical validation of compliance and risk management methodologies. Sillaber yes
Economic analysis of cyber security incidents and the impact of compliance management processes. Sillaber yes
Sentiment Analysis of Security Expert Discussions on Social Media Platforms. Breu, Sauerwein
A Taxonomy for the Systematic Classification of Public Available Information Security Data Sources. Breu, Sauerwein
Identification and Analysis of Indicators of Compromise provided by Public Available Information Security Data Sources. Breu, Sauerwein
Literature study on characterizing context in empirical studies in software engineering Felderer yes
Survey on testing intelligent data-intensive software systems. Felderer yes
Cost and benefit models for test automation. Felderer yes
Survey on A/B testing and other forms of live experimentation in practice. Felderer yes
Value Measurement of Software Systems. Felderer yes
A Comparison of Approaches for Calculating IT Costs in the Hybrid Cloud World. Farwick, Trojer yes
Evaluating Software Support for Data Center (cloud) Migrations: From Planning to Execution. Farwick, Trojer yes
Analysing the Impact of the EU Data Privacy Regulation on the Data Center Business. Farwick, Trojer yes
Possible Policy Measures to Regulate the Sharing Economy. Zimmermann, Angerer