level of course unit
2. Study cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
• can identify a suitable topic for their Master thesis and narrow it down to a workable level.
• are able to define a suitable objective, research question and method.
• are able to prepare and present their ideas in an easily understandable way.
• are able to critically discuss, reflect and thereby further develop their ideas and those of their fellow students against the background of the academic "state of the art".
prerequisites and co-requisites
Contents of all courses with links to the topic of the Master thesis of the entire program, especially Research Methods I-III, Academic Writing and MA-Camp
• Topic development and preparation in the context of a poster and an exposé
• Presentation and discussion of a poster in small groups
• Poster and exposé creation
recommended or required reading
• Gill, John; Johnson, Phil: Research Methods for Managers. Sage (latest edition)
• Hofmann, Angelika H.: Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. Oxford University Press (latest edition)
• Oshima, Alice; Hogue, Ann: Writing academic English. Pearson (latest edition)
• Skren, Timothy: Writing Scientific English: A Workbook. Facultas (latest edition)
• Sowie Literatur in Abhängigkeit vom gewählten Thema der Masterarbeit und der gewählten Methode
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich
course unit code
type of course unit
mode of delivery