If you are enrolled at the Faculty of Management and Economics and think about writing your thesis at the Chair for Work, Human Resources and Leadership, you can find information about requirements and the writing process here. "Organizational Management" students can find more information on Master theses here.

Information event

Prior to every term (usually in January and July),an information event is held for both Bachelor's and Master's theses at our chair (details given below). Contact person for the information event is Immanuel Lutzeyer.

An information session on final projects for the winter semester 2021/22 will be held on July 14, 2021 at 11 am via Zoom. If you are interested, please write an email to Immanuel Lutzeyer.

The slides from the information event for bachelor and master students for the summer term 2021 can be found here.

Bachelor theses

The Chair for Work, Human Resources and Leadership can supervise 20 bachelor theses every term. Registration via E-Mail to (available for one month after each information event) and a written essay (3-5 pages) prior to the writing period are necessary for consideration for a supervision confirmation. Please consider this for your planning. Possible fields of research for the theses are listed below:

Master theses

The Chair for Work, Human Resources and Leadership can supervise 20 master's theses at once. If you are interested, please send an E-Mail to containing name, matriculation number and modules you attended at our chair with respective marks. You can also voice interest in one of our available topics (list below). Provided we have still the capacity, we will assign you a topic of our list and ask you to write an essay (3-5 pages). After feedback from us and successful revision of the essay the writing process of the master's thesis can begin. Please consider in your planning that this process wil need some time .

Topics for thesis:

  • Kompetenzmanagement
  • Führung
  • Wandel der Arbeitswelt: Flexibilisierung, Digitalisierung
  • Zukunftstrends in der Arbeitswelt: Big Data und Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Resilienz von Organisationen
  • Dynamische Fähigkeiten von Organisationen
  • Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB)
  • Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups
  • Simulationsbasierte Trainingsmethoden

Masterstudents can apply for one of the following topics for master thesis:

  • Wandel organisationaler Sinnsysteme in Krisenzeiten – Risiken und Chancen des radikalen Wandels institutioneller Praktiken
  • Zum Zusammenspiel technologischer und sozialer Innovationen – Eine sozio-technische Betrachtung von Techno-push-Ansätzen

Notes for the preparation of scientific work

Tips for scientific literature research at the RUB can be found here.

Instructions for preparing scientific papers can be found here.

Specific information due the outbreak of the coronavirus

Instructions for literature research from the home office can be found here.