Thesis Supervision

Thesis Topics

  • Bachelor Thesis

    We supervise students from business administration (“BWL”) in the spring/summer term regardless of their specialization in topics corresponding to the teaching and research areas of our institute.

    The topics are in the following domains:

    • Climate Change
    • Clean Energy
    • Sustainability
    • Energy Transition
    • Energy Storage
    • Management Accounting
    • Cost Accounting
    • Performance Measurement
    • Transfer Pricing
    • Profitability Analysis

    Once you have been assigned to our Chair, we will explain all available topics in an information session.

    Exemplary Topics:

    1. Competitiveness of Clean Energy Technologies

    2. Corporate Carbon Accounting and Reporting

    3. Corporate Decarbonization Pledges and Pathways

    For assignment to our chair, please indicate your priority in Portal2 at event registration.

    If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Münch.

  • Master Thesis

    We supervise students from economics and business administration regardless of their specialization. If you would like to write your master’s thesis with us, you can either choose one of our suggested topics, state your interest in a general topic area, or suggest your own topic idea.

    Master Thesis Opportunity in Cooperation with Mercedes-Benz AG

    MISES is excited to offer master thesis opportunities in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz AG. These theses will focus on the carbon footprint (Scope 3 emissions) of Mercedes-Benz's global dealership network. Potential topics include:

    • CO2 Measurement and Reporting
    • Decarbonization Pathways
    • The Role of Carbon Offsets
    • Affecting Scope 3 Emissions through Third-Party Entities

    If you are interested in writing your master thesis in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz AG and are intrigued by any of these topics, please indicate your preference on the application form.

    General topic areas include:

    • Management Accounting          
    • Clean Energy/ Energy Transition
    • Cost Accounting             
    • Energy Storage
    • Carbon Accounting        
    • Sustainable Transportation
    • Transfer Pricing
    • Industrial Decarbonization
    • Performance Measurement       
    • Electricity Markets
    • Renewable Hydrogen

    If you would like to apply, please fill out the application form you can find at the bottom of the page and send it to Yvonne Münch via e-mail together with your CV and transcript of records. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Thesis Guidelines


  • Truthfulness and faithfulness are the basic principles of academic work
  • All documents should be prepared in English and in a form that is accessible to readers
  • The main body of a paper should be less than 5.000 words for a seminar paper/ 10.000 words for a bachelor thesis/ 20.000 words for a master thesis (headings, mathematical expressions, tables and figures do not count towards the limit)
  • Manuscripts should be organized in the following sequence 
    • Cover page (see layout below)
    • Abstract (max. 150 words, tips)
    • Table of contents
    • List of figures, list of tables, list of abbreviations and symbols (if applicable)
    • Main body divided by a modest number of concise headings and subheadings
    • Appendix (if applicable)
    • References
    • Statutory Declaration (see template below)


  • Submit your papers (1) as one PDF via e-mail to your supervisor and (2) as one printed copy for seminar papers (two printed  copies for bachelor and master theses) via post or during office hours to the MISES Institute Management
  • Printed copies for bachelor and master theses should have a glued binding (i.e., transparent cover and paper back). For seminar theses a stapled copy is sufficient.

Style Guide

  • Formatting: we prefer a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman) of 12-point with 1.5 line spacing
  • All pages (excl. cover) should be numbered: preface in Latin, main body in Arabic numbers
  • All sections of the main body, figures and tables should be numbered in Arabic numbers
  • Abbreviations that are not standard should be kept to a minimum
  • Figures and tables should be clear and accessible  to the reader (guidelines)
  • All statements obtained from other authors must be cited accordingly in the text using a common citation style (e.g. Chicago Author-Date, APA, IEEE, ...) + the page number of the source (if appl.)
  • References should include all citations of the text and be listed clearly; we recommend the use of a reference manager (e.g., Citavi, EndNote or Mendeley)
  • Generally, learn from the structure, layout and formatting of academic journal articles