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Master Thesis

level of course unit

2. Study cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• organize the entire process of working on and preparing the Master thesis independently.
• make generalizing statements or formulate practical implications on the basis of the results.
• critically reflect on their results and the editing process.

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

course contents

The content of supervision depends on the individual needs of the students

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)
• as well as literature depending on the chosen topic of the Master thesis and the chosen method

assessment methods and criteria

Master thesis

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

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