Thesis Supervision

Topic Selection

At our institute students have the possibility to suggest the topic of their bachelor and master thesis themselves. If you already have a specific idea, please contact us with an expose of your own topic, stating relevance of your topic, the underlying research question and methodology. This also applies for potential thesis cooperations with industry partners.

Alternatively, you can apply for a predetermined topic based on the current research of the Institute. We offer a range of qualitative and quantitative topics. You will find currently available topics on bachelor and master level via Moodle.


Please consider the following requirements for bachelor and master theses correspondingly. We are relatively flexible when it comes to determining a suitable start date for your thesis. Currently, there is no application process.

Writing a bachelor thesis with us does require the successful participation of our seminar Topics in Financial Innovation & Technology as well as fulfilling the respective examination regulations.


  • flexible start date
  • 8 weeks time
  • 18 ECTS
  • colloquium

Writing a master thesis with us is not subject to specific formal requirements. However, for empirical work, we recommend at least basic programming knowledge or a strong intrinsic motivation on learning how to program within limited time. We therefore highly recommend participation in our course Financial Data Science.


  • flexible start date
  • 22 weeks time
  • 30 ECTS

Contact & Application

Students interested in writing a thesis at our institute are requested to independently familiarize themselves with available topics on bachelor and master level, academic guidelines and formalities via the corresponding Moodle course. Enrollment information for the course is given on the LSF website.

If you are interested in writing your thesis at our Institute after studying the provided material, contact us via E-mail to, attaching your current transcript of records, if applicable degree certificate as well as your CV and preferred topic (if applicable Exposé) plus start date.

Please reach out to us some time in advance before your preferred starting date.