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Master's Thesis Submission

Master’s theses are scientific papers that serve to demonstrate the ability to work on scientific topics independently and in a way that is justifiable in terms of content and methodology. The topic and the supervisor of the Master’s thesis have to be announced by means of a form at the Student Services Center of the School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences before starting the work. The completed form has to be submitted by email. Approval of the topic and supervisor is given by the Dean of Students.

The topic and/or the supervisor can be changed until the submission of the master’s thesis. However, the change must be announced by means of a form with a new request in the Student Services Center via email.

Approval of a Master's Thesis Topic
Change of Master's Thesis Topic resp. Change of Supervisor
Please fill in the form electronically (only complete the fields highlighted in white).

For the master’s thesis, please use the corresponding template for the title page:

Business Administration
Political and Empirical Economic
Business Education and Development
Cover Page Template in English
Hinweis: Drucken Sie bitte keine Logos auf den Einband und das Deckblatt. Die mitwirkenden (Co-)BetreuerInnen dürfen am Deckblatt nicht angeführt werden.


Submission of the Master's Thesis

  • Application “My Theses“ on your Business Card
  • Fill in all required fields
    When entering the title of the thesis, do not use a line break (Enter) – this will cause problems during data transfer.
  • Entry of the German and English abstracts (min. 1,700 to max. 2,000 characters incl. spaces)
  • Select Access Restrictions (full text)
    • accessible anonymously – anyone can download the full text
    • not available/only identified access – nobody can download the full text (this has nothing to do with blocking the scientific paper)
  • Consent to the Affidavit
  • Upload the full text as a PDF-A
    The file size of the pdf file must not exceed 40 MB.
  • Click “Complete and notify supervisor now“ (Submit now) (a change is no longer possible)
  • Your supervisor will receive an automated notification for abstract release.
  • After release by the supervisor (“checked for content and layout“), please send an email with the completed and signed form “Request for Master's Thesis Assessment and Grading“ to Ms. Christine Klamminger.
  • The bound versions can be submitted to the Student Services Center (step 2).


Further information:
Instructions for submitting a thesis in UNIGRAZonline (available in German only)

Attention: The thesis is only considered officially submitted after the bound copies have been handed in and the plagiarism check has been carried out!


  • 2 Hard bound Copies
    These must have a glued spine and a hard cover.
  • 2 Abstracts in German and English
    Please enclose with both copies – do not bind in. The length is limited to one page each (1 page German and 1 page English), min. 1,700 to max. 2,000 characters incl. spaces.
  • Forms:
    • Request for Master's Thesis Assessment and Grading (see step 1)
    • Request for Master's Thesis Embargo (if necessary)
      This request must be approved by the respective supervisor prior to submission ot the thesis to the Student Services Center. The form has to be emailed to the Student Services Center.
  • The Master's Thesis must be submitted promptly by mail to the Student Services Center.


Only when all necessary documents have been properly submitted to the Student Services Center will the plagiarism check be enabled in UNIGRAZonline by the Student Services Center.


The supervisor must assess and grade the thesis within two months of submission.

The period between the submission of a scientific paper and the examination concluding the study program or the completion of the program may not be less than four weeks.

If the study program is completed with an examination that concludes the study program, this examination can be taken no earlier than two weeks after the assessment has been submitted to the Examination Office or the Dean’s Office.

Resolution of the Deans of Studies and the Director of Studies dated July 7, 2009. This resolution shall take effect at the beginning of the summer semester 2010 (March 1, 2010).

Contact at the SSC

Christine Klamminger

Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 6506

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