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Master's Thesis

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Master´s Thesis
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Marketing Science, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: MAMS-310
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Master´s thesis (can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAMS-310 (T420-0022) Marketing Science, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
The total student study time for this course is 660 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Tatjana König
Dozierende des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
        After successfully completing this module, students will:
-        be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the first two semesters, in particular in the field of marketing analysis and empiricism, to a question/task with practical and/or research relevance in a scientific paper within a specified period of time.
        In doing so, they will be able to work on the problem in an abstract/generalizable form using the theoretical knowledge gained during their studies,
        as well as common marketing methods and, in particular, multivariate procedures.
-        Students will be able to scientifically evaluate and reflect on well-known contributions on their topic,
-        and develop working hypotheses and approaches to solutions from them.
-        They will be able to develop a suitable empirical design for testing the hypotheses they make,
-        and, if possible, carry out an empirical survey.
-        Students will thus, be able to apply the theoretical, methodological and argumentative competence acquired during their studies,
-        and present their results precisely, concisely and in compliance with scientific standards
-        and thus, expand the current state of research.

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Module content:
The Master´s thesis must refer to relevant, subject-related questions that will be coordinated between the student and his/her supervisor. Thematically, it can refer to a practical problem (in cooperation with a company or public authority) or a theoretical problem (e.g. in cooperation with a research institution). If possible, a separate empirical study should be carried out. It is also possible to use company/project or research data if students have access to the data. Students have 20 weeks to write their thesis.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Written thesis

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Recommended or required reading:
Depends on the respective topic

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