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General Information from the Examination Office (Prüfungsamt)


Guidelines for the Preparation of Scientific Theses at our department

Consent for the check for plagiarism

Sworn Declaration


Master Theses Application Form

WRDS Subscription Form for Students


General remarks concerning master/diploma theses: 

  • Hand-in of the thesis: In case the examination office provides you with the opportunity to hand-in the thesis digitally, we accept this procedure as well. Please make sure that you provide your supervisor with the relevant documents, which might not be part of the digital hand-in (e.g., STATA-files).
  • There are two application deadlines per year: 15th of September and 15th of March.
  • During each semester there will be two large sessions dedicated to introducing you to empirical analysis of managerial accounting data. The participation in these sessions is mandatory for completing your thesis at our department. In the winter term the first of the two sessions is part of the lecture in Operative Controlling (taking place November 21st 4:30 to 7 p.m. and 22nd 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Here the focus is on the empirical analysis of cost data. The second session is part of the lecture in Strategic Controlling (taking place beginning of January). Here the focus is on the empirical  analysis of strategic accounting data. In the summer term, both sessions will be part of the lecture in Value-based Controlling (during April). Hence, the focus of both sessions is on the empirical analysis of value-based accounting data. The issue of empirical analysis of managerial accounting data is therefore treated on the basis of different data in the winter and in the summer term. Nevertheless the helpfulness of the sessions for your master thesis will be the same.
  • In the week of October 15th (April 15th) you will be contacted by your thesis supervisor.
  • Please send your application (see instructions in the master thesis application form provided above) to Mr. Timo Pauen (timo.pauen@wiso.uni-koeln.de).
  • If you have any questions, please first read the instructions in the master theses application form. If you have further open questions, please send those to Mr. Timo Pauen (timo.pauen@wiso.uni-koeln.de).
  • Master theses must be registered with the examination office latest one month after receiving the thesis topic.