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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 January 31, 2021.

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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Calls for Master Theses on Managing Digital Transformation, Sustainability Transitions, and Industrial Changes

If you are interested in writing your master thesis on one of the below topics or have further questions regarding one of these topics, please contact the faculty listed in the respective call.

Market Analysis of Elderly Care Ecosystems for Energy Providers
Market Analysis of Elderly Care Ecosystems for Energy Providers
Autonomous Driving from the Perspective of Energy Providers
Autonomous Driving from the Perspective of Energy Providers
Open Strategy Tools: Promises and Pitfalls for Incumbents in the Energy Industry
Open Strategy Tools: Promises and Pitfalls for Incumbents in the Energy Industry
Potential of Digital Twins for Energy Providers
Potential of Digital Twins for Energy Providers
Business Model and Value Chain Implications of E-Fuels for Energy Providers
Business Model and Value Chain Implications of E-Fuels for Energy Providers
Strategic Issue Management: Promises and Pitfalls for Incumbents in the Energy Industry
Strategic Issue Management: Promises and Pitfalls for Incumbents in the Energy Industry
Potential of Smart Farming in Urban Areas for Energy Providers
Potential of Smart Farming in Urban Areas for Energy Providers
Practices to Implement Digital Technologies at the Shop Floor
Practices to Implement Digital Technologies at the Shop Floor
Success Factors of the Implementation of Digital Technologies at the Shop Floor
Success Factors of the Implementation of Digital Technologies at the Shop Floor
Business Models and Business Model Innovation of IIoT Platforms
Business Models and Business Model Innovation of IIoT Platforms
Strategies of Platforms to Enter Profession-Driven Markets
Strategies of Platforms to Enter Profession-Driven Markets
Business Models for the Last Mile Problem from the Perspective of Energy Providers
Business Models for the Last Mile Problem from the Perspective of Energy Providers
Potential of Additive Manufacturing for Energy Providers
Potential of Additive Manufacturing for Energy Providers
Operating a Corporate Innovation Hubs in the Energy Industry: Success Factors and Practices
Operating a Corporate Innovation Hubs in the Energy Industry: Success Factors and Practices

Calls for master theses applications on Alliances and CEOs

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.

Ownership and leadership in Joint Ventures
Ownership and leadership in Joint Ventures
MA__Choice_between_Joint_Venture_and_M_A_in_uncertain_time.pdf
MA__Choice_between_Joint_Venture_and_M_A_in_uncertain_time.pdf
MA__Influence_of_CEO_on_strategic_decision.pdf
MA__Influence_of_CEO_on_strategic_decision.pdf

Calls for master theses applications on Strategic Excellence

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