We supervise thesis projects of students in all of WU’s three bachelor’s programs, the Bachelor’s Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences (BaWiSo), the Bachelor’s Program in Business and Economics (BEE) and the Bachelor’s Program in Business Law (BaWiRe).
Bachelor students have the possibility to apply for thesis supervision at the institute twice per academic year. Verena Madner and her team publish possible thesis topics but also accept thesis topics as proposed by students themselves as part of an application.
Thesis projects which may be supervised by Verena Madner and her team must relate to one or more of the following research areas of the institute:
Globalization, international trade and investment protection
Governance and sustainability
Sustainable urban development
Public participation and access to justice
Participation, democratization and sustainability
Spatial planning and infrastructure law
Environmental law, climate and energy law and policy
BaWiSo students seeking a place for thesis supervision at the institute must have completed the following courses prior to their application:
„Grundlagen wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens“
„Zukunftsfähiges Wirtschaften I“
„Zukunftsfähiges Wirtschaften II“
BaWiRe students seeking a place for thesis supervision at the institute must demonstrate progress in the program’s public law courses. In addition, students must have completed the following courses prior to their application:
„Grundlagen rechtswissenschaftlichen Arbeitens“, ideally for public law
„Zukunftsfähiges Wirtschaften für JuristInnen“
BEE students must fulfil the set requirements of their program. For details, see here.
Current Application Procedure
Verena Madner and her team currently accept applications for thesis supervision. The deadline for applications is 26.02.2021, 10:00 CET.
As part of the application procedure, students can apply for thesis topics as defined by the institute and published here (English) and here (German).
Alternatively, students may propose a topic of their own.
Please find detailed information regarding the application and selection processes as well as the supervision process, and the formal requirements for a thesis project at the institute here (English) and here (German).
For a list of already completed bachelor's theses please see here (English) and here (German).