General Information for all Study Regulations

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Please fill the thesis application form [PDF] on your computer and submit it to the Examination Office Ms. Al-Rifaa on the Deadline displayed on the Page (End of Teaching Period)!

The BIB Administration Office does not need a copy of the Application.


The last day of the teaching period always applies as the application deadline for admission to write the thesis. When you apply for the admission to write the thesis, you must have already defined your thesis title (topic) and it must be approved and signed at least by your first supervisor.

Thesis Template

Please use the Htw Thesis Template. For downoad please click here

Topic and supervision

You choose the topic and the supervisor yourself. Only professors at HTW Berlin can serve as your first supervisor. The thesis should address a business-related topic and investigate it both theoretically and empirically.

Second supervisor can be either a teacher (LBA) from HTW or an external person. If you choose an external supervisor the following documents/information has to be submitted together with the Thesis application form:

  • Copy of the Final Diploma
  • Complete Contact information: Telephone No, email address, postal address

Change of Thesis Topic

Should you unexpectedly encounter problems with the topic of your thesis, you may exchange the topic once within the first four weeks of the working period.

You need to fill the Form Request to change the Thesis Topic . Minor changes in the topic (wording) only have to be agreed upon with the first supervisor, but an email confirmation of the Change from the 1st supervisor has to be submitted to the BIB Administration Office.

Extension and Sickness

An extension of the deadline is only possible in certain, exceptional cases (significant events that were not predictable and not in control of the canditate before the start of the thesis writing period). Candidates must apply for the extension at least 4 weeks prior to the deadline using the application [PDF] form and submit it to the programme coordinator, Nicole Biehl.

Sickness during the writing period

A sick certificate/note must be handed in within 3 working days from the day of issue to the BIB course administration office. A maximum of 7 calendar days is granted once. If the sick note exceeds 7 calendar days, an official attestation from a public health office has to be provided.

Final oral examination

The Oral examination is the last examination in your studies. Before you can defend your Thesis, all your grades have to be in LSF and your examination file ready.

For further information please check your Study Regulations.