Open topics

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Topic proposal (prerequisite for an application)

For the supervision of a final thesis, we accept suggestions for topics at irregular intervals (only if supervision capacities become available). Formally, the topic proposal should be a one-page exposé in which you explain your question and its economic relevance. Regarding the language choice, the thesis can be submitted in German or English.

Application for thesis supervision

Our chair supervises bachelor and master theses in the fields of innovation, industrial, educational and scientific economics. In case you would like to apply for thesis supervision, please send an an email to office.eoi[at] with the following information (attachments only as pdf):

  • Email subject “Application – Thesis supervision”
  • Suggested topic (1 page exposé on an economically relevant topic)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Current TUMonline transcript of records
  • Your time horizon (preferred and latest start date, relevant deadlines with concrete designation)

Guidelines for scientific writing

Please read the guidelines to learn about our chair's expectations with regard to writing style, citation method and formatting. Concerning the concrete citation style (e.g. APA) and formatting (e.g. Cambria, 12pt, 1.5 line spacing), you can use common standards, i.e. those typically used in scientific articles in economic journals.

Guidlines on scientific writing

The School of Management offers a range of helpful information and templates in the area of final theses. Please use the Declaration of Authorship provided there.

Code of conduct for safeguarding good scientific practice

A plagiarism software scans all academic papers submitted to our chair. For safeguarding good scientific practice, the TUM and our chair recommend to familiarize yourself with the following guidelines:

English writing counsel

The TUM Writing Center offers one-on-one appointments to assist students during the writing process of academic texts. We recommend you to make use of that opportunity. You can sign up for up to one 45-minute time slot per day, three per week, and a total of twelve per semester. For more information see