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International Business Administration

Bachelor thesis

Exam number: 9001

Semester: as a rule from 5th semester

Duration of the module: 10 weeks

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Obligatory

Frequency of module offer: Each semester

SSO 2017: A prerequisite for admission to the final thesis is that students have successfully completed creditable study and examination achievements in the amount of, as a rule, at least 75 percent of the ECTS credits required for the successful completion of the programme as a whole, less credit points for the final thesis. This corresponds to 126 ECTS credits.
FSO 2013: In order to be admitted to the final thesis, students must be able to prove that they have creditable study and examination credits amounting to at least 120 ECTS credits.
The students choose a first examiner for their bachelor thesis from among the university teachers of the Faculty of Business and Economics. If students do not find a first examiner, the chairperson of the examination board will assign a first examiner to them.
Please note that the individual chairs may also have additional requirements for a supervision agreement. Only if you meet these requirements can you be looked after at these chairs. Please check the website of the individual chairs in good time.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: All university professors of the faculty

Name of the professor: All university professors of the faculty

Language of teaching: German or English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 12

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Self study: 360 hours

Contact hours (per week in semester): 0

Methods and duration of examination:
Evaluation of the written work by two reviewers. The bachelor's thesis must be delivered to the examination office in two bound copies and an electronic version within the deadline. The Bachelor's thesis must be written with a computer word processing program in printed form and be provided with a title page. The literature used and other sources of assistance must be provided in full. Places taken literally or from the meaning of the literature shall be identified by stating the source. The electronic version must be verifiable for plagiarism. The time of handing in is kept on file. When submitting their bachelor thesis, students must ensure in writing that they have written their thesis independently and have not used any other sources and aids than those indicated, and that they have not submitted the thesis to any other examination authority so far or at the same time. Please also note the guidelines for dealing with deception (including plagiarism) at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
In the Bachelor's thesis, the student shall prove that he/she is capable of independently applying economic methods, of mentally penetrating the scientific literature and of writing texts that meet the scientific requirements.

Contents of the module:
The Bachelor thesis deals with a scientific question from an industry or function-specific area of business administration or economics. It can also include a practice-oriented application project.

Teaching and learning methods:
Own empirical or deductive scientific work

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Individual case dependent

Further information:
The supervision of the bachelor thesis must be applied for centrally via this form at the responsible examination board. Please observe the deadlines!
In order to be allowed to write the bachelor thesis, it is necessary to be admitted to the bachelor thesis. For this purpose, the application for admission to the Bachelor's thesis must be submitted to the examination office (not to the examination board).
After successful admission, the bachelor's thesis will be registered. For this purpose, the first examiner determines the topic of the bachelor's thesis. The subject matter, the first reviewers, as well as the second reviewers and the time of the topic assignment will be taken into account when submitting the bachelor thesis to the examination office.