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Bachelor Thesis

We welcome your interest in writing your bachelor thesis at the Seminar of Personnel Economics and HRM.

Requirements

In order to ensure that you have the proper theoretical background for your thesis, we recommend that you first take the course "Corporate Development", as well as the course "Human Resource Management" in the profile group "Corporate Development"/"Strategy, Organization and Human Resource Management" and the course "Technik des Wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens".

In addition, beginning in the winter semester 2015/16, bachelor seminars that focus on preparing students for writing final papers will be offered for all students (mandatory for students under the new examination regulations). In this seminar, together with a small group of peers you will write your first seminar paper and receive detailed feedback on your work. You can thereby learn the most important requirements for writing a strong academic paper and gain initial experiment in this area, which you can apply when writing your bachelor thesis. We therefore strongly recommend participating in one of these courses offered by Prof. Sliwka's chair.

Application 

Bachelor theses for both dates are assigned via KLIPS once per semester during the first phase of course registration. The normal deadlines in KLIPS apply. The start date for bachelor theses is fixed.

Topics 

We generally prefer that candidates bring their own suggestions for a topic. Thesis topics can be diverse. We are also happy for students to present ideas for practice-oriented topics, particularly in cooperation with a company.

Examples of topics from past bachelor theses that were written at our chair can be found here

Supervision

Following a successful application, a researcher from the chair will serve as your supervisor for the duration of the time allotted for completing your thesis. The thesis topic will be determined after consultation with your supervisor. After that, you will be asked to submit a binding registration to the examinations office.

Further information

The length of the main part of the bachelor thesis should be between 25 and 30 pages. Including appendix and directories the number of pages may reach up to 50. We strongly recommend using our compulsory template. Furthermore Bachelor thesises written in English are welcomed.

Examination rules of the WiSo faculty can be found here: Prüfungs- und Studienordnungen

If you have further questions concerning theses at our chair, you are welcome to contact Jun. Prof. Dr. Matthias Heinz.