Bachelor's/Master's Theses

Part of a Bachelor's or Master's program involves writing a thesis that treats a subject in the student's degree program in a scholarly manner.

Completion time and scope

The information below applies to all theses.

  Bachelor's thesis Master's thesis
Scope of thesis 18 ECTS 30 ECTS
Period for completion* 6 months 6 months
Evaluation graded graded

*Plan the completion of your degree in advance, taking into consideration the published deadlines.

Registration deadlines

General procedure

Selection of topic and supervisor – Business and Economics

Business and Economics students may write their thesis with a professor of their choice from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics at UZH. The individual departments can provide additional assistance when it comes to selecting a topic.

Information from the Department of Banking und Finance

Topics suggested by the Departments of Economics and Business Administration (German only) (XLSX, 23 KB)

Selection of topic and supervisor – Quantitative Finance

Students of the joint degree Master's program in Quantitative Finance at UZH and ETH may write their thesis with a professor of their choice from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics at UZH or the Department of Mathematics at ETH.

Information on the Quantitative Finance program

Selection of topic and supervisor – Informatics

Informatics students must write their thesis with a professor from their program of study.

List and information for Bachelor's theses in Informatics

List and information for Master's theses in Informatics

Registration and collection of project definition

Business and Economics or Quantitative Finance students can request their project definition by e-mail to deansoffice@oec.uzh.ch. They will also receive their topic and the exact deadline by e-mail. The submission will also be done by e-mail.

Informatics students receive their project definition directly from the supervising professor. The exact submission deadline is set when the project definition is received. Students must submit their theses to the Department of Informatics Office.

The following documents must be attached to the e-mail:

  1. Proof of matriculation (e.g., student ID card)
  2. Students in a Bachelor's program: Proof that the assessment level has been passed (transcript of records, module booking printout or online summary of credits on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop)
  3. Students in a Master's program: Proof of admission to the Master's program for students who have not obtained a Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics at the University of Zurich (notification of acceptance from the examination delegate).
  4. The completed registration form.

Form for Business and Economics (PDF, 549 KB)

Form for Quantitative Finance (PDF, 549 KB)

Form Informatics Bachelor

Form Informatics Master

Submission

The thesis must be submitted by e-mail no later than the agreed submission deadline (until 23:59).

Information on the submission of OLAT theses

Information for informatics bachelor students on the submission of theses

Information for informatics master students on the submission of theses

The thesis may not be placed in the Dean's Office mailbox.

Theses submitted late are considered to have been failed.

Note on publication requests

After completing their final theses, students repeatedly receive requests from (mainly) German publishers for a publication. Such requests should be treated with caution. Clarify any publication with your supervisor in advance. The supervisor can impose conditions for a publication.

Ultimately, however, it is your decision whether you want to publish with a publisher. You should be aware that this is not to be equated with a publication in a scientific journal.