Bachelor and master theses

Dear students,

the creation of scientific work requires diligence and compliance with certain rules. You can find formal regulations in the examination regulations for your degree program (PO M.A. IMS, § 20, PO B.A. IM, §18, PO B.A. IM, §25). This declaration of commitment must be signed and attached to each work. However, the preliminary considerations for your thesis will also raise questions that you cannot clarify by researching the formal requirements.

If you would like to write your thesis at our professorship, please read the following answers to frequently asked questions.

Yes and no. Think about a topic that interests you from the field of human resources and organizational research, as the professorship does not usually allocate ready-made topics. A specification of this first idea for a topic then takes place in cooperation with your supervisor. More specific work and research priorities of the individual persons can be found on the respective person pages and the list of publications on our homepage. Below you will find a selection of qualification papers submitted to us that can serve as inspiration.

It is imperative that you contact us at least eight weeks before the planned official registration via this Formula (if you are studying in Denmark, please note the deadlines below). A supervisor is assigned according to the main topic and available capacities. In principle, support can therefore only be provided subject to the availability of human resources. If you have already contacted someone, you can note this on the form.

Experience has shown that the specification and concrete formulation of your first idea through to the finished topic is the most demanding part of your qualification work, which takes place in the eight weeks up to the official registration. This step is carried out in cooperation with your future supervisor, see also "How does the supervision work?" below.

Please refer to your respective examination regulations for more detailed information.

Bachelor's theses of both study regulations and master's theses of German study regulations can also be supervised by the scientific staff of the professorship. According to the examination regulations, however, one of the two reviewers must come from the group of university teachers. You are responsible for organizing supervision by a second examiner and this should be done in consultation with your first examiner.

Master theses of the must be supervised by a professor.

Master's theses from the S3 focus will only be accepted for supervision if the HRM lecture has also been (successfully) attended.

In principle, you can only register your work in our department once you have presented your chosen topic as part of a thesis colloquium.

German examination regulations: You officially register your work with the examination office as soon as the topic, objectives, structure and procedure of the work have been sufficiently specified and agreed with your supervisor. Please inquire about the formal requirements at the examination office.

Danish examination regulations: The registration deadlines for qualification papers are set by the SDU and are not variable. For more information, please contact the Danish secretariat.

For bachelor's and master's students, colloquia are held at the professorship as required.

For all Bachelor students (PO 2017 and PO 2021) and for all Master students (PO 2017 and 2021) the presentation of the work in a colloquium is mandatory and an integral part of the qualification work. The work can only be registered after the selected topic has been presented in the colloquium.

The dates of the colloquia are coordinated via a Moodle course (to be found under Colloquium PundO). The enrollment code for the Moodle course is "KolloquiumPundO".

You will discuss the progress of your work with your supervisor at regular intervals by phone, email or in person.

BA Sc ief.:

October 1st (registration date: February 1st of the following year)

October 1st (registration date: February 1st of the following year)

Please apply online using this application form.

Selection of completed theses:

bachelor theses

  • Selected success factors in sending employees abroad and their development
  • Effects of short-time work - Subjective forms of processing and behavior of employees in the context of short-time work
  • Career entry for academics in Chile: an exploratory study of university graduates in the Santiago de Chile region.
  • Evaluation of further training measures - Discussion and determination of instruments for measuring the transfer success of further training content using the example of GreyLogix GmbH
  • Success factor "customer orientation" in sales-oriented consultations for financial services
  • Group brands as a means of cooperative medium-sized cooperation - problems and possible problem-solving approaches using the case study °celseo
  • Indicator-based personnel controlling as demographic monitoring to identify risk areas in personnel structures using the example of Jungheinrich AG
  • Protection against dismissal and employment effects in a German-Danish comparison
  • Employee motivation in small and medium-sized companies using the example of California Sunset Records GmbH
  • Interculturality as a challenge for personnel development - A qualitative study of the logistics industry
  • The role of CSR in personnel development in medium-sized companies in Germany
  • Expectations of international commuting careers compared to the life and work situation of flex patriates - an exploratory study among management students
  • The "practical shock" - how university graduates experience their career start. An empirical study on the course of integration processes in companies
  • Evaluation of educational programs - an empirical analysis of the Master's program "Management Studies"
  • The mandatory women's quota in German companies - "The solution for more women in top management?"
  • Applicant-oriented personnel recruitment as an instrument of personnel marketing: An exploratory study among university graduates
  • Reasons for the low demand for foreign trade promotion by medium-sized companies - An evaluation of the Bremen promotion program for international trade fair participation
  • An empirical study of job satisfaction and extra-role behavior
  • Active sourcing as a means of talent relationship management to counteract the war of talent or: Measures and effects of guerrilla recruiting
  • Atypical forms of work and their effects on the German labor market - an analysis using the example of temporary work

Master theses

  • Employer attractiveness in SMEs - An analysis of typical employer preferences in connection with the structural advantages of SMEs
  • Employer image and employer attractiveness - An empirical survey as part of the positioning of an international company in the chemical industry
  • Human capital accounting
  • The importance of using HR indicators for HR work. An empirical analysis from a neo-institutionalist perspective.
  • Analysis of key success factors of holistic innovation management in small and medium-sized companies: an empirical study
  • The professional and operational commitment of commercial trainees
  • The future marketing of the Bundesliga in the area of ​​tension between two-sided markets: An expert-supported scenario analysis
  • Employer branding - fad or new HR management paradigm?
  • Design of age-appropriate corporate structures for stress-intensive activities in production
  • Performance-related salary: A useful motivator for university teachers?
  • Power and growth-related change - Structure-induced shifts in organizational power potentials during the phase of functional differentiation
  • Business (social) integration as a challenge in decentralized small and medium-sized businesses
  • HR managers' power: type and use in strategic change processes
  • Micropolitical influence on the intra-organizational legitimacy of HR departments
  • Employee health and management decisions - An organizational-sociological analysis of decision-making structures in middle management using the example of the Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH
  • Optimization of operational procurement processes based on a process landscape analysis
  • Organizational Anxiety
  • company size and job satisfaction
  • Diversity Management: Innovative Concepts or Management Fashion
  • Institutionalization of sustainability: A case study analysis of Deutsche Bank AG from the perspective of neo-institutionalist organizational theory
  • The sabbatical - costs and benefits of a temporary sabbatical for employees
  • HR challenges in 24-7 daycare centers
  • War of the worlds: sociological conflict notes on the socialization of the regulative idea of ​​sustainable development