Master's Thesis

The Master’s thesis counts 30 credit points. It thus covers 900 working hours or 20 weeks of full-time work. It may only be commenced once the foundation module has been successfully completed and the second semester has been finalized.

The Master’s dissertation is highly demanding owing to its extensive scope, exacting both originality and concentrated research. It is supervised by at least one full-time faculty member of either faculty. The supervisor presents a topic in agreement with the student. Once the topic has been decided, the student has 20 weeks in which to complete and submit the dissertation.

If your Master's thesis is supervised by a faculty member at the University of Basel, you have to fill outthe application form and register the thesis at the Dean of Studies' office.

Any written seminar papers or master thesis has to be completed with the following "Declaration of authorship".

Administrative Procedure

  1. Find a topic and a supervisor. Inform your supervisor that you are a MIME student, your thesis has a duration of 20 weeks and counts for 30 ECTS.

  2. Before you start writing your thesis, report the topic of your thesis to the Dean of Studies' office and the MIME contact person at the University of Basel.

  3. Fill in the application form for the master thesis and let it sign by the supervisor and yourself. The date of signing the application form is the starting date of your thesis.

  4. Hand in the application form to the Dean of Studies' office.

  5. Write the master thesis. The duration is 20 weeks.

  6. Hand in the master thesis on time. 3 hardcopies (2 for the supervisor and 1 for the Dean of Studies' office) are required. On appointment, the hardcopies for the supervisor can be replaced by pdf-versions.

  7. Supervisors hand in the signed expertise within 2 months to the Dean of Studies' office.
    You have to be still enrolled at the university until your master thesis has been graded.

  8. A failed master thesis can only be repeated once.


Declaration of Authorship

"I hereby declare - that I have written this writing sample (seminar paper, master thesis etc) without any help from others and without the use of documents and aids other than those stated in the references, - that I have mentioned all the sources used and that I have cited them correctly according to the established academic citation rules, - that the topic or part of it are not already the object of any work or examination of another course unless explicitly stated,- that I am aware of the consequences of plagiarism at the Business and Economics Faculty of University of Basel."

Date and Signature


Writing the MIME Master Thesis Under Supervision of a Faculty Member of the Partner University

It is important to note that students write their master thesis in accordance with the rules and procedures of their home university.

Are you enrolled at the University of Berne and interested in writing your master thesis under the supervision of faculty member from the University of Basel? Please contact the MIME contact person at the University of Bern for further information.

Are you enrolled at the University of Basel and interested in writing your master thesis under the supervision of faculty member from the University of Bern? Please contact the MIME contact person at the University of Basel for further information.

Contact

Contact

Dr. Beat Spirig
MIME
Program Coordinator at the University of Basel