Selection criteria and procedure

There are no strict constrains on academic curricula and prior experience. Nonetheless, the chances of being involved in a thesis project increase for students with outstanding curricula. If you are interested in one of the thesis opportunities offered within our research group, please contact the corresponding supervisor(s) reported in that specific project. We also kindly ask you to fill in the following form:

Organization of work

During their final thesis, students are assigned a specific research oriented task that is part of a larger research project; they are supervised by the project leader. Thesis schedule, deadlines, milestones, etc. are often strict, depend on the schedule of the project and needs to be closely coordinated with the project leader. We require the maximum commitment by students.

Possible thesis topics

Thesis topics vary depending on current project portfolio. In this section you will find some examples of thesis available now.

Other topics for thesis might relate to:

  • Interplay between venture capital, business angels and crowdfunding;
  • Performance impact of business angel finance;
  • IPOs;
  • Factors determining the demand for venture capital investments;
  • Corporate venture capital and radical innovation

Toolbox for students

Typically, our theses are based on quantitative analysis, although we do often use other research methodologies such as experiments and interviews. We require our students a fair understanding of statistics and econometrics and/or the willingness to improve their skills in these subjects. Within the “Toolbox for students”, you will find also a list of websites, videos and documents about these subjects. Often we require our students to learn the use the econometric software STATA (that we will provide you). This is easy, no worries! We will provide you guidance during the thesis period. Yet, you can find an introduction to STATA in the “Toolbox for students”, as well.