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Students of economics and information systems at the University of Kassel (with the consent of the responsible examination office, other students as well) can write their theses (Bachelor / Master / Diploma) at the chair of information systems. For this we assume a strong interest in relevant topics in the research area and expect prior knowledge in the field of business informatics. This can be achieved, among other things, by successfully attending our courses.
Theses are usually linked to ongoing research topics and projects in our department. Students experience close supervision and gain insights into the scientific research work in the field.
If you would like to write your thesis with us, please contact Dr. Bretschneider stating 3 main topics.
Main topics for theses:
- Conversational AI platforms
- Crowd support at B.Braun
If you want to write your thesis with us, we would first ask you to fill out this dokument as an application and, if you are already interested in a topic, send it to the named employee.
Our department offers you a wide range of topics that offer interesting topics for theses. Information on the various subject areas and the corresponding supervisors can be found under Research focus areas. If you find a topic interesting, please get in touch with the relevant contact person.
In any case, please avoid contacting several employees with a request at the same time.
Practical work, case studies and your own suggestions for theses along our main topics are welcome. In the case of speculative applications, we reserve the right to check the relevance and chances of success.
Resources regarding suitable sources for a thesis are prepared under Resources for doing Research.
Association for Information Systems (AIS) Library
Where to publish?
- AIS Journal Ranking
- Financial Times 50 Research Ranking
- Senior Scholars' Basket of Journals
- UT Dallas TOP 100
- VHB-JOURQUAL 3
Information System Journals
- ACM Computing Surveys
- ACM Transactions on Database Systems
- ACM Transactions on Information Systems
- Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)
- Communications of the ACM (CACM)
- Communications of the Association for Information System (CAIS)
- Electronic Markets (EM)
- European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS)
- HMD - Practice of Information Systems
- Information and Management
- Information Science
- Computer Science - Spectrum
- Information Systems Journal (ISJ)
- Information Systems Research (ISR)
- Information Systems
- Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS)
- Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS)
- Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
- Journal of Information Technology (JIT)
- Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS)
- MIS Quarterly (MISQ)
- MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE)
Business and Organization Journals
- Academy of Management Journal
- Academy of Management Review
- Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ)
- Business Research (BURE)
- California Management Review
- Harvard Business Review (HBR)
- Management Science
- Journal of Business Economics (JBE)
- Journal of Management
- Journal of Marketing Research
- Journal of Organizational Behavior
- MIT Sloan Management Review
- Organization Science
- Strategic Management Journal
- Kassel University Library
- KARLA - Catalog Portal of the UB Kassel
- AIS Electronic Library (see also above)
- HICSS Digital Library
- IEEE Library
- Library of Congress
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
- Elsevier Science
- Hessian Library and Information System (HeBIS)
- The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
- DBLP Bibliography
- HBP Bibliographies
- CiteSeer - Scientific Literature Digital Library
- The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
Where to find statistics?
Q: How do I find a topic for my thesis?
A: Open topics for theses can be found here. Please contact the respective supervisor who is responsible for the topic. Theses are usually linked to ongoing research topics and projects of the department. You are also welcome to propose your own topics, but we reserve the right to check the relevance and prospects of success, also in your interest.
Q: I am unsure for which advertised topic I should apply?
A: In any case, please avoid contacting several scientific staff members at the same time regarding the supervision of a thesis. Initially, please contact a staff member whose main topic interests you. After an appropriate discussion, you can determine in consultation with the employee whether you are interested in the topic or whether you would prefer to work in another area. In this case, the employee you initially approached will help you with further coordination.
Q: What are the requirements for writing a thesis?
A: All students of economics and related subjects (business education, industrial engineering, etc.) as well as students of computer science at the University of Kassel can write their theses (Bachelor/Master/Diplom) at the Department of Information Systems. For this, we require a pronounced interest in relevant topics of the research area and expect previous knowledge in the field of business informatics. This can be achieved, for example, by successfully taking our courses.
Q: What is the process if I want to write a thesis at the chair?
A: Students experience close supervision with us and get insights into the scientific research work of the department. First, get in touch with the respective supervisor of the main topics . He or she will discuss all further steps with you.
Q: When should I apply if I want to write a thesis?
A: You should contact the department chair several weeks before you wish to begin.
Q: Are there format templates or other guidelines for theses?
A: Yes, you can find thesehere https://www.uni-kassel.de/fb07/ibwl/wirtschaftsinformatik/lehre/abschlussarbeiten.
Q: What is the submission process for my thesis?
A: An electronic version of the thesis must be submitted for all written papers in accordance with the requirements of the relevant examination office. In addition, the following files must be submitted to the Department of Information Systems:
- The complete paper merged into one file. Acceptable formats are either Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). - In addition, the complete paper must also be submitted in Portable Document Format (.pdf).
- All figures are to be submitted collected in Microsoft PowerPoint format .ppt or .pptx.
- The bibliography must be submitted as a Citavi or EndNote file.
- All files are to be sent as an attachment to an e-mail to the address submission[at]wi-kassel[dot]de .
Q: I have a question that is not answered here. Who should I contact?
A: Please contact the supervisor of your thesis or the staff member whose topic you are interested in.