Final Master exam (applicable from Winter Semester 2018/19)

You can find some preliminary information here.

For students who wrote their MA thesis at the Strategic Management subject area:

If you have handed in your MA thesis and wish to organise your MA exam, please contact the office with an approximate time-frame. We will get back to you with a date that is possible for your supervisor. 

In general each student is responsible for organising their own exam, including organising the availability of the second examiner. Please contact the offices/secretaries of your second specialisation of choice to inquire about their availability for the envisioned exam date. 

Once you have obtained your second examiner’s confirmed availability for the proposed exam date (in writing), please contact our office (at the latest, 3 weeks before the exam). Our subject area approves the examination committee (taking your choice of examiners into account), however, ultimately reserves the right to decline your suggestion. The chairperson will generally be provided by us.

Once everything has been finalised, you can fill in the necessary forms and hand them in at the SSC. Please also notify Ms Perger ( of the final committee/date/place when you register your exam at the SSC.

Format: 20-30 minutes; presentation (PPT)/defense of thesis and questions on surrounding field of research.


For students who want Strategic Management as secondary specialisation in the MA exam:

Once you have obtained your first examiner’s confirmed availability for the proposed exam date, please contact our office (at the latest, 3 weeks before the exam). While we do our best to accommodate students, availability of our examiners (according to the first examiner’s schedule) cannot be guaranteed because of other commitments.


Regarding literature for the exam, please note that ALL literature, pertaining to ALL classes you attended with us, is relevant for the Strategic Management part of the exam.

Attention IBWL-students! The alternative Strategic Management Minor (i.e. "Variante 2") is not offered by this subject area. We have no insight in the respective course design or content. If your second examiner is from our subject area, the contents of the exam pertain to the courses offered by us (e.g. Business Strategy, Empirical Methods, Economic Psychology).

Format: 20-30 minute oral exam


First examiner: your supervisor; you will be asked to defend your thesis and answer questions relating to research areas relevant to your thesis

Second examiner: a professor of the second subject area you specialised in during your studies; you will be asked questions about that subject area - for relevant literature look at the websites of the SSC and the respective subject area, or inquire at the offices if the information is unavailable online.