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Bachelor / Master


The following pages summarise all relevant information on the topic of theses. Please read these pages carefully.

We offer final theses (Bachelor's/Master's) for students of economics, industrial engineering, business mathematics and spatial planning. Please note the programme-specific regulations and requirements for registering a thesis:

Requirements BT  Requirements MT Application & Forms


Application for a thesis

Applications are only accepted via the online form. Please select the correct formular from the table below:


For who? Online form Application phase?
BSc. WiWi, WIng, Wirtschatsmathematik Link ja

BSc./MSc. Raumplanung

MSc. WiWi, WIng, Wirtschaftsmathematik

Link nein

For students of the Bsc. Business Administration & Economics, Business Engineering and Business Mathematics the following application phases apply:


Term Application phase Confirmation* Exposé Registration*
Summer term 01.02-28.02 07.03 08.03-31.03 01.04
Winter term 01.08-31.09 07.09 08.09-30.09 01.10

Only applications that have been submitted via the online form, are complete and fit into the research field of the chair will be considered for the awarding of the final thesis.

Please note: Students of the Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics must additionally attend the project seminar and the academic writing at our chair. Students of the Bachelor of Business Informatics and Bachelor of Business Engineering must also take the Academic Writing.


*at the latest. Earlier confirmation or registration possible.


Themen für Abschlussarbeiten

Previous topics

Themen für Ihre Abschlussarbeit können sein:

  • International trade -  policy making, digitisation and impact on cities and regions
  • Topics of urban and regional economy - innovation clusters, smart cities, regional disparities
  • Economy & production in cities - determinants and challenges (digitisation, globalisation, urbanisation)
  • Topics of labour economics - migration, human capital formation, time allocation

Please note that the choice of topics should have an economic focus and the thesus should entail an empirical exercise.

You can find out more about the individual research priorities of the team here.

If you do not yet have a well-developed research question, we will be happy to help you develop a rough idea for a research question.

Occasionally we post specific topics for theses, these can be found at the bottom of the page (if current).


Writing Guide

You can find more information about writing a thesis at our department in our Writing Guide.


Available Topics

Financial Services and Lending

What is the impact of the removal of a bank's headquarters on local lending and other financial services in a region? Empirical work using American data, prior knowledge of Stata an advantage.


For your request to our team, please contact:

Contact Person

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Street navigation from and to the TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)