For example, the thesis may a involve the design and development of a new market platform, b involve the design and execution of a lab or online experiment, c involve the development of a large-scale simulation environment, d involve a theoretical analysis of a mechanism and the design of a new one, etc. Topics which we have offered for BSc theses in the past include:
Usually, the thesis will cover aspects of ongoing research projects. Methodically, the Kaiser chair has a strong empirical orientation, and many of our research projects employ empirical methods.
We thus expect our students to have excellent theoretical knowledge in statistics and econometrics and some experience with common software packages for data analysis such as Stata.
Furthermore, very strong knowledge in microeconomics is imperative for understanding the problems. It is also possible that literary thesis themes will be assigned.
In this case, we expect you to examine literature on a specific, well-defined thematic area, recapitulate these in your own words, and place the individual papers in the proper context with respect to one another. Target students The Chair for Entrepreneurship is particularly interested in students who with like to dig deeper into one of the aforementioned research topics.
In general, we expect an exceptionally high effort from our students. Application Procedure If you are interested in writing a thesis at the Kaiser chair, please send the following documentation and information to Nicole Ehrsam: The registration form A one page letter of motivation.
A transcript which shows the courses you attended and the grades you received.
A short description of the themes which interest you in general. If you have a concrete idea, you are requested to write a one page summary of the proposed thesis topic including the first results of a literature search. Let us know when you would like to write the thesis.
Please send your information early enough before your planned starting date. Please take note while planning your studies that we might not be able to offer you a theme due to the high number of applications and our limited capacity for supervision.A Master's thesis is generally 50 to 90 pages long (, to , characters).
Make sure the title page contains all the necessary information in accordance with the template for the title page of the Master's thesis (DOC, 45 KB). For contextual preparation, we suggest that you should have attended at least one of the following courses: "Empirical methods, part 2: experimental economic research" [Empirische Methoden, Teil 2: Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung], Psychological Foundations of Economic Behavior (Behavioral Economics), or Organizational Economics [Grundlagen der Personal- und Organisationsökonomik].
Career prospects: With a Master's degree in Data Science you will be one of the few informatics specialists in Switzerland who specialize in analyzing and processing large data sets. Example timetable (as of 1 February ) (PDF, 48 KB). Duration of the program: a minimum of 1 1/2 years (1 year of courses, 1/2 year for master's thesis) and a maximum of 5 years.
For example, the thesis may a) involve the design and development of a new market platform, b) involve the design and execution of a lab or online experiment, c) involve the development of a large-scale simulation environment, d) involve a theoretical analysis of a mechanism and the design of a new one, etc., or even some subset of all of the above.
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