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  • General Remarks

    In 2017, the Economist published a story titled, “The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” and we, the Management Accounting Research Group (The MARG), strongly belief that “data literacy” and applied data analytics skills are highly valuable for students.

    As such, we strongly prefer empirical theses that apply (basic) econometric methods. This means that writing an empirical thesis with us requires some familiarity with (i) spreadsheet applications (e.g., Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc), and (ii) basic econometric methods. For students enrolled in MSc programs, we also expect the willingness and eagerness to become familiar with more advanced data analysis software packages (e.g., Stata, R, PowerBI, Tableau).

    Furthermore:

    [1] Please note that we have designed a holistic process for BSc. theses. For more details please see here.

    [2] Generally, we recommend STATA, Eviews or SPSS for statistical analysis. However, most of the analyses (at least for BSc theses) may also be done in Excel (see for instance the book by Cynthia Fraser "Business Statistics for Competitive Advantage with Excel 2010" published by Springer - available as electronic resource here).

  • Format and language

    You may write your thesis at The MARG in German or English language.

    For German theses, we have to point out that gender-equitable language must be used. Please see further details here.