Introduction to Scientific Work

Study course for Bachelor students


In this compact course of two to three afternoons, students will learn how to write a scientific working paper and a thesis (bachelor or master). They will learn how to structure their paper / thesis and find a central topic, as well as how to retrieve, evaluate and use literature. Lastly, they learn how to turn in a formally correct piece of work. This course is directed at all Management Economics students (no focus on Business Information Systems). This course should not only be seen as a preparation for a seminar, but also for a Bachelor or Master thesis. The list of topics can be found here.

Learning targets

Students should:

  • know how to work scientifically,
  • be able to structure their work systematically,
  • be able to search for literature efficiently and
  • be able to write an appropriate and formally correct scientific paper.


This is an intensive course consisting of two to three days on which the topics will be discussed using many practical examples. No credit points or credits are awarded. Participation is restricted to 25 persons.

If you would like to participate, please register by writing an email with your Matrikelnummer and your studies to Michael Groth. Students, who also participate at the seminar on topics of Business Information Systems and Business Admisitration will be prefered and don't need to register.