Bachelor Theses

General Information

Our Chair offers suggestions for potential topics for BSc Theses from the subject areas of Volatility and Beta Estimation, Dependence and Jumps, Econometrics and Forecasting, Empirical Asset Pricing, etc. (see topics).

  • Students are free to suggest their own topics.
  • If you are interested in one of the topics or would like to suggest your own topic, please send an email to M.Sc. Kristina Wachter or M.Sc. Anna van Nooy. Please attach your CV and transcript of records to this email.

  • Guidelines for writing BSc Theses can be downloaded here.


  • An independent empirical of quantitative study forms the core of the work.
  • For topic selection, please hand in a preference list with at least 5 topics.
  • Scope: 20 pages (+/- 1 page) [for 12 CP].
  • Use of an appropriate statistical software (such as R, MATLAB, STATA, etc.) is recommended.
  • A mere literature review is not sufficient.
  • The Bachelor Thesis can be written either in German or in English.
  • Regular meetings with your supervisor (Kick-off / structure / questions).
  • Further tips and formal requirements can be found in theguidelines.
  • A LaTeX-Template for writing the Thesis can be foundhere.


A list of potential topics for your Bachelor Thesis can be found here.
It is also possible to hand in your own proposal for a topic.