Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR)

BA/MA Theses: Writing for Impact

Enrich you studies with IMPACT! By writing your thesis on an environmental and/or social sustainability related topic, you will not only expand your awareness and knowledge but also will contribute to the wider research community. Affiliated STaR Faculty as well as the members of STaR intellectual community all work on projects related to sustainability and responsibility. To further help you in deciding on your thesis topic, we have compiled a list of faculty members from over 50 WU Institutes and their research areas. As you probably know, at WU Vienna you can write your thesis at any Department/Institute. You will see there are a great many possibilities!

Before you look at the list, please note that:

  • The list is for informational purposes only. The STaR team is not responsible for changes in the content of individual Institutes’ websites.

  • Supervision requirements vary greatly among departments and institutes. STaR does not provide information on how to submit a thesis proposal. Please visit the Institutes’ websites or contact potential supervisors. 

  • Generally, at WU, theses can be written in German or English. Writing in another language may also be an option at the Department of Foreign Language Business Communication. Please inquire with your potential supervisor.

  • The STaR Competence Center does not directly engage in theses supervision.



You may also find inspiration by browsing the WU Theses Catalogue. It allows searching for already completed master’s and PhD theses by topic, keyword, and author’s name.

If you would like to write your master’s thesis with an external organization, company, or scientist, also check the Master Thesis Portal of ÖSSFO in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.

Finally, we are doing our utmost to keep the information on this site up-to-date: We will be grateful for reports of any inconsistencies or changes (email

Find your WHY

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Learn from others and their theses writing experiences!

If you have recently completed your BA/MA thesis on a sustainability-related topic, we would love to hear from you:  

Business & Economics Theses

Sümeyye Cekic, BSc International Business Administration
Anna Derfler, BSc International Business Administration
Magdalena Junez, BSc International Business Administration
Susan Üstün, BSc International Business Administration
Marco A. Hans, BSc Business Administration
Denise Waglechner, BSc Business Administration
Connor Wheatley, BSc Business Administration
Ines Habermeyer, MSc International Management/CEMS
Pratik P. Patil, MSc Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP)
Mara Weiß, MSc Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP)

Business Law Theses

Veronika Reisinger, LLB Business Law
Monika Bucha, LLM Business Law

© 2020 by STaR; compiled by Dorian Aigner.