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Information on the application process

If you are interested in writing your thesis at the Chair of Digitalisation&Process Management, please contact us by mail.

Deadlines for application:

For theses written in the summer semester: 1 March (23:59)
For theses to be written in the winter semester: 1 September (23:59)

Late applications cannot be considered.

As a rule, students will receive feedback (acceptance or rejection) within 4 weeks of submitting their application documents. Once students have received an offer to write their thesis at the department, they have up to 2 weeks to accept or decline the offer. In order to be able to start your thesis, you should also download and complete the application for admission to the thesis (at least 14 days before starting the thesis). You can find more information about your thesis on the website of the Examinations Office.


Since we do not provide any specific topics, we encourage you to choose your own topic of choice for your exposé, which is oriented towards one of our suggested topics (active VPN required) or within our research areas. The exposé is not only part of the application, but it also serves as a basis for your final thesis. The exposé should be 2-3 pages long and should include:

  • your research question and the corresponding problem definition
  • research method
  • preliminary structure of your paper (table of content)
  • reference to key current academic literature (academic journals)

Thesis topics offered (Suggestions)

  • Algorithms instead of people as customers in services
  • Acceptance/design of artificial intelligence
  • Acceptance of proactive services
  • Future of work - effects of new technologies on work and company design
  • Integration of IoT applications in work processes
  • Impact of process-oriented organizational design on customer satisfaction
  • Blockchain systems for the redesign of digital value creation networks (ecosystems)
  • Acceptance of AI applications by customers of organizations
  • Possibilities and consequences of delegating managerial decisions through AI
  • Successful digital transformation of organizations with employees
  • Organizational mining for performance evaluation
  • Use of virtual reality for better process training
  • Digital process support
  • Lean management in service companies
  • Effect of process orientation in companies
  • Learning process-oriented thinking in companies
  • Networking the knowledge of employees in companies
  • Visualization of cause-effect relationships in decision-making processes
  • Process management of micro-enterprises
  • Data mining in university marketing
  • Influencing factors for sustainable innovation behavior of employees
  • Sustainability in the digital transformation of companies
  • Sustainable digital services
  • Digital climate protection: the potential of digitalization in corporate climate management
  • The role of employees in transformation processes
  • Digitalization: potential for more sustainable consumer behaviour