After completing the master thesis, students will have developed:• Ability to formulate a clear research problem that fits within thefield of business administration, which has managerial and scientificrelevance.• Understanding how to frame the problem from a theoretically relevantperspective that is useful in order to research the problem statement.• Ability to develop a research design appropriate for addressing theproblem statement.• Ability to report the findings of the research properly, using a clearand well-structured presentation, correct use of language, complete andcorrect referencing.• Ability to critically reflect on the results and limitations of theresearch.• Ability to recognize and reflect about managerial relevance and/orsocietal implications of the research.• Ability to professionally manage the relationships with all involvedstakeholders, following the standard norms of scholarly conduct andethical behaviour in research.• Ability to carry out the proposed research independently and toprofessionally manage his project.
The Master’s thesis is an essential component of the BA-Master’s programspecialization Digital Business & Innovation.
The opportunity to develop one's own specialist interests and become an expert also plays a major role.
The specialist knowledge students acquire during the Master's degree course is attractive to many companies.
Zimmermann, who is also able to cover his living costs with his company pay, knows to appreciate the financing.
The going is tough for those without any financial support wishing to work on their thesis full-time.
This option for the final thesis is also advantageous to students: "If you want to do something with a practical application, writing your Master thesis at a company is ideal," says Arno Zimmermann, who is studying industrial engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin.
While completing a practical at Bayer in China during his Master's course, he learned of an interesting company project that would make an excellent topic for the Master thesis.
A whole semester is scheduled for the Master thesis.
To ensure students do not lose sight of their goal during these six months, they should ensure they always keep the rules of play in mind.