Final theses

Write your Master’s thesis at IBES

At IBES, final theses of students in the Master’s degree programmes of FHWien der WKW are supervised. The theses are written on current issues that are closely related to the institute’s research priorities.

By writing a Master thesis at IBES, students gain access to exclusive networks and acquire important scientific skills. If you are interested in writing your thesis at IBES, please contact Dr. Daniela Ortiz.

Benefits for students

Students of all Master’s degree programmes at FHWien der WKW benefit from the following advantages:

  1. collaboration on research in interesting and innovative issues in the fields of “Business Ethics”, “Corporate Governance” and “Sustainability Management
  2. acquisition of scientific competence through active involvement in ongoing research projects
  3. access to renowned local and international companies, and exclusive academic networks (e.g. George Washington University, INSEAD, WU Vienna)
  4. sound monitoring of the Master’s thesis, which offers, among other things, targeted support for rigorous methodological implementation

If you are interested to know more about what it is like to write a Master’s thesis at IBES, read some of the exciting stories of our students here.

Acquisition of competence through research at the highest level

The results of the research projects at IBES are regularly presented at international conferences and published in leading scientific journals. A Master’s thesis at IBES promotes students’ scientific competence-building by teaching them to work on a novel problem in a systematic and structured way. Students are supported both in identifying and sharpening relevant issues from science and business practice and in conducting the empirical research. Outstanding performance in the preparation of the Master’s thesis can lead to consideration in a publication project.


IBES is looking for ambitious students who want to deal in depth with a clearly defined research question within the subject areas of the IBES. Students should have the willingness to conduct systematic literature research on their own and to engage in the methodical process of familiarising oneself as necessary in order to answer a clearly defined research question in a structured way. From the empirical results, they will then derive possible solutions for the problem identified and discuss theoretical and practical implications.

Very good performance in the Bachelor’s programme and initial experience in writing scientific papers (e.g. seminar paper, Bachelor’s thesis) are required.

Research topics

The questions of the Master’s thesis projects must involve one of the following topics: “Business Ethics”, “Sustainability Management” and “Corporate Governance”.