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Master Theses

Information on the assignment of dissertations for a Master's degree

Status: 11.01.2022; Modifications are possible

1. General Information

As a Master student of Business Administration or of Media, Management and Digital Technologies at the LMU, you have the opportunity to write a Master thesis at our department. We offer several application dates during the year, which are listed in section 3 below. However, you can also start with your Master thesis beyond the application period on request.

  • Master theses are generally empirically quantitative or qualitative theses.
  • The topics of our final theses are closely linked to the current research- and project topics at the professorship (for an overview of our current research- and project topics, see section 2). This is deliberately designed to provide you with the best support in terms of content. It is possible to work on a topic outside of our current research- and project topics in exceptional cases if you approach us with a well-considered research idea. All topics are worked on in English. Please note that all topics can only be assigned once.

For questions please contact Anne Ixmeier

2. Forschungs- und Projektthemen des Lehrstuhls DSS

Research focus of the professorshipSpecific research and project topicsResearch area of:
Strategic management of disruptive digital technologies and business models Digital Innovation


Isabel Bienfuß


Digital Technologies, Sustainability & Resource Efficiency

Circular Economy

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Anne Ixmeier

Amelie Pahl

Decentralized technologies and competition between digital platforms Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings

Online Privacy Behaviour and Data Portability

Rainer Wittmann

Sophie Kübler-Wachendorfff

3. Application: Current Master Thesis Topics at DSS

You will find currently available topics here.

4. Application

4.1 Application as part of the DSS Master Thesis cycle

The assignment of the master thesis takes places after a successful application within the period mentioned and with the help of the Mercator-Tool.

Since the number of applicants is difficult to estimate, we are unfortunately unable to predict the probability of a successful application. Please therefore avoid such requests.

In order to increase the probability of success for your application for a supervision of a master thesis at our professor-ship, please enter at least two preferences for currently offered master thesis topics in the Mercator tool.

4.2 Applications outside the DSS Master Thesis cycle

If you wish to apply for a Master thesis outside of the application cycles, please also use the Mercator tool and upload a topic description that fits one of the research topics of the professorship (Agile Methods, Circular Economy, Entre-preneurship, Blockchain & ICOs, Data Portability). The responsible supervisor will then contact you to find out whether a supervision is possible.

5. Assignment

The number of dissertations accepted for supervision depend on the current capacity of the institute. Applicants who have successfully participated in a seminar at the Institutes of Electronic Commerce and Digital Markets (ECM), Busi-ness Informatics and New Media (WIM) or at our professorship (DSS) will be preferred.

6. Exposé

Please submit a proposal for the exposé (i.e. a 3-4-page, comprehensively drafted outline of your Master's thesis to be written) to your responsible supervisor after the topics have been assigned within the period mentioned. Information on writing an exposé can be found at Downloads/Information on the preparation of scientific papers (see Downloads). A registration at the examination authority should take place immediately after a consultation with your supervisor regarding the exposé, at the latest, however, four weeks after the topic has been assigned.

7. Masterkolloquium

After the announcement of the topic assignments and the registration at the examination authority a Master Colloqui-um takes place, in which the students present their work structure and progress. The colloquium not only provides feedback on the procedure, but also includes formal and content-related information on how to deal with the topics. Please note that the colloquium is mandatory.

8. Dates 2021/2022

Announcement of topics Application Assignment Registration (ISC) Masterkolloquium Submission (ISC)
28.09.2021 28.09. - 07.10.2021 08.10.2021 22.10.2021 21.02.2022 25.03.2022
11.01.2022 11.01. - 17.01.2022 18.01.2022 31.01.2022 30.05.2022 04.07.2022
11.04.2022 11.04. - 19.04.2022 20.04.2022 27.04.2022 22.08.2022 28.09.2022
04.07.2022 04.07. - 10.07.2022 11.07.2022 20.07.2022 14.11.2022 21.12.2022
26.09.2022 26.09. - 03.10.2022 04.10.2022 17.10.2022 20.02.2023 20.03.2023

Past Theses Topics:

You can find already submitted theses here.