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Central Allocation of Master Theses - Finance

General Information

The Finance Area, represented by the participating chairs of Bank Management, Finance, Corporate Finance and Risk Management & Insurance, offers a wide range of Master thesis topics from the respective research and teaching areas of the chairs. Students who are interested in a Master's thesis at one of the chairs can apply for a Master's thesis centrally here. They are then assigned to a chair, taking into account their preferences and the capacities available at the chairs. After allocation to a chair, the concrete topic of the Master's thesis will be determined at the chair.

In addition to the Finance Master students, students from the Master of International Management (CEMS MIM) can also apply. The same application procedures apply to these students.

Application and Documents to be filed

To apply, you must submit the documents listed below. In the application form provided, it is essential that you indicate a complete list of your preferred topics and chairs (1= highest preference, 6=lowest preference). Please indicate all six topic preferences and make sure that they cover all four chairs.

Multiple entries of topics are not permitted. In case you would like to make your own topic suggestion, you should note on the application, if a topic has already been discussed with the potential supervisor in advance or if you are already in contact with a company where you would like to write your Master's thesis.

Please send all application documents summarized in a maximum of two files to


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Summer term
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Start of application August 10th November 10th February 10th May 10th
Deadline for applications September 1st December 1st March 1st June 1st
Allocation of students to the chair September December March June
Start of processing October January April July

In general, the Master's thesis starts at the beginning of the quarter in October, January, April or July. If necessary, a later start date within the quarter can be arranged with the supervisor. A corresponding request should then already be noted on the application form.

Formal Requirements

To assist you in writing your Master's thesis, we have compiled instructions for writing seminar papers, Bachelor's and Master's theses (see website of the Department for Business Administration and Finance). However, there may be differing regulations, e.g. regarding the number of pages. Please consult your respective supervisor at the chair.


Contact Persons

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