Business Management FT
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level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to academically prepare a topic from the department of business management and to independently work on a central question. The students’ self-organization and time management skills are encouraged. The students learn the ability to apply theoretical knowledge from their studies in the Bachelor thesis. The students have analytical and academic reflection skills for company-specific problems. They also learn how to present academic papers to a research community.

prerequisites and co-requisites

All subjects of the first five semesters

course contents

• Writing an outline for the Bachelor thesis
• Setting up the structure for the Bachelor thesis
• Research of relevant literature for the selected topic of the Bachelor thesis (physical and digital literature search)
• Development and implementation of a research design
• Writing an academically oriented Bachelor thesis

recommended or required reading

Berger-Grabner, D. (2016). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten in den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften: Hilfreiche Tipps und praktische Beispiele. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag.
Disterer, G. (2019). Studien- und Abschlussarbeiten schreiben: Seminar-, Bachelor und Masterarbeiten in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag.
Esselborn-Krumbiegel, H. (2017). Richtig wissenschaftlich schreiben: Wissenschaftssprache in Regeln und Übungen. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh.
Oehlrich, M. (2019). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Schreiben: Schritt für Schritt zur Bachelor- und Master-Thesis in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag.
Theisen, M. R. (2016). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Erfolgreich bei Bachelor- und Masterarbeit. München: Verlag Franz Vahlen.

assessment methods and criteria

Bachelor Thesis

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Coaching in the implementation by Bachelor thesis supervisors (meetings and virtual)

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study


recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable