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Are you interested in writing your Bachelor's or Master's thesis at the Chair of Business Administration, esp. Financial Services?

Our chair participates together with the other chairs of business administration of the faculty in a central procedure for the allocation of final theses (bachelor and master theses). If you would like to write a thesis at our chair in the coming semester, please follow the further instructions on this website:


Please note:

  • On the page linked above, registration is possible for both bachelor's and master's theses for students of all courses of our faculty, if you would like to write your thesis with us or another chair of business administration.

Students of economics, business chemistry and financial and actuarial mathematics are exempt from this regulation. Students of these subjects can, provided they have taken elective modules at our chair, request to write their thesis at our chair at any time.

If you have received a place at our chair, you can submit a request to write your thesis at any time during the semester. To do so, please first fill out the request in ILIAS in our LS Financial Services learning room. Afterwards, you will be assigned a supervisor who will consider your topic request as a basis to fix a binding topic for your thesis together with you. For your individual choice of topic, please refer to the following list of courses offered by the chair, as well as to the topic exposés published in ILIAS:

  • Lars Kürzinger, M.Sc.
    • Asset-Management
    • Sustainable Finance und alternative Investments
    • Behavioral Finance
    • Insurance Economics
  • Philipp Stangor, M.Sc.
    • Asset Management
    • Behavioral Finance
    • Econometrics of Financial Markets
    • Digitalisation of the Financial Sector
  • Jonas Krettek, M.Sc.
    • Bank Regulation
    • Portfolio and Capital Market Theory
    • Risk Management
  • John Stiebel, M.Sc.
    • Behavioral Finance
    • Capital Market Theory and Capital Market Abnormalities
    • Digitalization and Transformation in the Financial Industry
  • Anne-Marie Ossig, M.Sc. 
    • Bank Accounting
    • Sustainable Finance
    • Risk Management
  • Julia Schedrina, B.Sc.
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Portfolio and Capital Market Theory
    • Risk Management

Please consider the formal guidelines for scientific papers when you are writing your thesis.

In order to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, students writing a thesis in which personal data is collected must complete the following steps before the data is collected. Corresponding data protection notices in accordance with Article 13 DS-GVO and Article 14 DS-GVO, which legally define the information requirements for the collection of personal data, can be found below:

1. data protection training

A corresponding data protection training can be found in ILIAS at the Math.-Nat. faculty (ILIAS > Magazine > Math.-Nat. faculty > Learning room > Data protection training for psychology). Direct access is possible under the following link: direct access for data protection training

2. data protection provisions

Furthermore, you must confirm that you have read the document "Handreichung Datenschutz WiWi" and agree to the agreements and obligations formulated there.

The document can be viewed and downloaded in our learning room in ILIAS. It contains the "Annex 1: Agreement on data protection" and "Annex 2: Commitment to comply with data protection requirements according to the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO)". Please read these documents carefully.

Important note: Please note that by registering, you are giving your binding consent to the assumption of data protection in the context of your thesis.

With this data protection notice, the chair of Business Administration, esp. Financial Services at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf fulfills its obligation to provide information in accordance with Articles 13, 14 of the EU Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) for the above-mentioned processing of personal data

Supplementary information can be found in the data protection declaration of the HHU (https://www.uni-duesseldorf.de/home/footer/datenschutz.html).

With regard to the other terms used, "personal data", "processing", "responsible person", "third party", etc., reference is made to the definitions in Article 4 of the DS-GVO.

1. Contact details

Responsible for the processing is the chair of business administration, esp. Financial Services at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, a legal entity under public law supported by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is represented by the Rector Prof. Dr. Anja Steinbeck.

1.1 Contact details of the responsible person

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf 
Universitätsstraße 1
40255 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 81-10000
Web: https://www.hhu.de/en/

1.2 Contact details of the contact person 

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf 
Chair of Business Administration, esp. Financial Services
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf

1.3 Contact details of the data protection officer

You can contact the data protection officer by post at the address of the person responsible or as follows:

Data protection officer
E-Mail: datenschutzbeauftragter@hhu.de
phone: +49 211 81-13060 
Web.: https://www.hhu.de/en/about-hhu/organisation-and-bodies/self-government-and-representation-of-interests/commissioned-persons/data-protection-officer

2. Information on the personal data processed and the purposes of the processing

In the context of project work and final theses at HHU, the following personal data will be collected from you

  • surname, first name
  • matriculation number, course of study, current grade point average
  • E-Mail address

will be processed for the following purposes:

  • Contact purposes
  • Legitimate registration of the work
  • Planning & organization of project and thesis work

We obtain your personal data through their registration on the HHU website and form generator.

3. legal basis of the processing

Your personal data will be processed on the basis of the provisions of the DS-GVO and the State Data Protection Act and, if applicable, other relevant laws. This is done only for the purposes stated in section 2.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data for the purposes of contacting you, lawful registration of work and planning and organization of project and final work is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e. DS-GVO. The processing is carried out within the scope of fulfilling the tasks of the university in accordance with § 8 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia, if necessary in connection with a special law, e.g. Higher Education Statistics Act, State Civil Servants Act, Staff Representation Act, Equal Opportunities Act, or the university's regulations.

4. transmission of personal data

As a matter of principle, we do not transfer your personal data, which is processed by HHU for the purposes mentioned in section 2, to third parties. However, we would like to point out that the IT departments or a service provider may have access in the context of care and maintenance work.

5. Duration of processing/data deletion

Personal data will be deleted 6 months after completion of the project/final work or as long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes according to section 2, for the fulfillment of contractual obligations or legally prescribed obligations. After that, these data will be deleted.

6. your rights as a data subject

As a data subject, you may assert the rights granted to you by the GDPR at any time:

  • The right to information as to whether and which of your data is being processed (Art. 15 DS-GVO). The restrictions according to § 12 DSG NRW apply;
  • the right to request that the data concerning you be corrected or completed (Art. 16 DS-GVO);
  • the right to have the data concerning you deleted in accordance with Art. 17 DS-GVO. The restrictions according to § 10 DSG NRW apply;
  • the right to demand restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 DS-GVO;
  • the right to object to future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 DS-GVO;
  • the right to revoke a given consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation (Art. 7 (3) DS-GVO).

You are welcome to contact marius.wehner@hhu.de if you wish to exercise any of your rights.

In addition to the aforementioned rights, you have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority (Art. 77 DS-GVO). The supervisory authority responsible for HHU is the

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Kavalleriestrasse 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 38424-0

However, we would be grateful if you would contact our data protection officer -before taking your concern to the supervisory authority. We will try to do justice to your concern.

7. Validity of this data protection notice

We reserve the right to amend this data protection notice in order to adapt it to changes in relevant laws or regulations or to better meet your needs. This data protection notice applies in the version last published by HHU.

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