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Bachelor & Master thesis supervision

We like to stay in touch with outstanding students who bring exceptional interest and talent for strategic management as well as an impeccable grade and track record. If you are interested in writing your thesis at our Institute you can find the most important information below. You are strongly advised to read our thesis guide prior to applying for a supervision.

Bachelor thesis supervision at ISM

We offer outstanding students the opportunity to write their bachelor thesis about interesting topics in the area of Strategic Management (mainly focusing on Strategic Alliances).

Since we only have very limited capacities, we have implemented a competitive tendering procedure with three submission deadlines per year (end of January, end of May, end of September).

For each deadline students are invited to submit their application (including CV, letter of motivation, GPA, grade certificate) via a form which will be accessible two weeks prior to the deadline. Within two weeks we will select the students with the best fit and grant them the opportunity to write their thesis at ISM.

Please note that the successful completion of a course on Strategic Management (ideally "International Strategic Management 1" and "International Strategic Management 2" of the "Cross Functional Management" specialization) and "Grundlagen wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens"/"Academic Research Techniques" constitutes a prerequisite for applying for a bachelor thesis supervision at our Institute.

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The next application deadline is May 31, 2020.

Master thesis supervision at ISM

We regularly offer master thesis topics in the area of strategic management that match our research focus. These topics will be communicated on this site.

In order to apply for one of the topics, please follow the instructions for application in the respective call.

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Current master thesis topics on alliances and CEOs with calls for application

If you are interested in writing your master thesis on one of the below topics or have further questions regarding one of these topic, please contact ann-kathrin.herfeld@wu.ac.at.

Mergers & Acquisitions vs Alliances
Mergers & Acquisitions vs Alliances
Ownership and leadership in Joint Ventures
Ownership and leadership in Joint Ventures
The choice between Joint Venture and Mergers & Acquisitions in uncertain times
The choice between Joint Venture and Mergers & Acquisitions in uncertain times
Influence of CEOs on alliance or M&A decisions
Influence of CEOs on alliance or M&A decisions
Narcissism – Characteristics of a narcissistic leader
Narcissism – Characteristics of a narcissistic leader
Narcissism effect on strategic decisions
Narcissism effect on strategic decisions
Uncertainty – a risk or an opportunity for CEOs/TMT?
Uncertainty – a risk or an opportunity for CEOs/TMT?

Current master thesis on the strategic management of corporate, industrial, and technological change

If you are interested in writing your master thesis on one of the below topics or have further questions regarding one of these topic, please contact georg.reischauer@wu.ac.at.

Artificial Intelligence in the Energy Industry
Artificial Intelligence in the Energy Industry
Building a Corporate Innovation Hubs in the Energy Industry: Success Factors and Practices
Building a Corporate Innovation Hubs in the Energy Industry: Success Factors and Practices
Hydrogen Technologies: Potential for Incumbents in the Energy Industry
Hydrogen Technologies: Potential for Incumbents in the Energy Industry
Smart Home Ecosystems in the Real Estate Industry: Use Cases and Actors
Smart Home Ecosystems in the Real Estate Industry: Use Cases and Actors
Smart Lighting in Commercial Buildings and Schools: Application Domains, Value Creation and Development
Smart Lighting in Commercial Buildings and Schools: Application Domains, Value Creation and Development
Development of the Platform-as-a-Service Business Model in Germany
Development of the Platform-as-a-Service Business Model in Germany
Digital Tools in the Insurance Industry
Digital Tools in the Insurance Industry
Business Model and Business Model Innovation of Alternative Platforms in Liberal Market Economies
Business Model and Business Model Innovation of Alternative Platforms in Liberal Market Economies
Corporate Political Activities of Start-Ups to Promote Emerging Technologies in Regulated Markets
Corporate Political Activities of Start-Ups to Promote Emerging Technologies in Regulated Markets
Practices to Govern Algorithmic Organizing: Examining Dynamics in the Public Sector
Practices to Govern Algorithmic Organizing: Examining Dynamics in the Public Sector
ESTT Thesis Blockchain Implementation Energy
ESTT Thesis Blockchain Implementation Energy
ESTT Thesis Market Analysis Eldery Care Ecosystems
ESTT Thesis Market Analysis Eldery Care Ecosystems
ESTT Thesis On-Shore Wind Energy Production Social Acceptance
ESTT Thesis On-Shore Wind Energy Production Social Acceptance
ESTT Thesis Open Innovation Start-Ups Value Capture
ESTT Thesis Open Innovation Start-Ups Value Capture

Current master thesis topics on Strategic Excellence with calls for application

If you are interested in writing your master thesis on one of the below topics or have further questions regarding one of these topic, please contact manuel.koch@wu.ac.at

Strategic Excellence in Business: Success factors, tools and patterns
Strategic Excellence in Business: Success factors, tools and patterns
Strategic Excellence in Politics: Success Factors, Tools and Patterns
Strategic Excellence in Politics: Success Factors, Tools and Patterns
Strategic Excellence in society: Success factors, tools and patterns
Strategic Excellence in society: Success factors, tools and patterns