Diploma Degree Thesis.

Diploma degree theses are scientific, academic papers which serve as proof of the student's ability to work independently on scientific/academic topics in terms of content and methodology. Each Diploma degree program requires the successful completion of a Diploma degree thesis.

Students should select a conceptual thesis form so that completion within a six-month period is realistic.

In regards to writing on the topic and academically supervising students, please adhere to provisions as stated under the Copyright Act, BGBl.Nr. 111/1936.
A joint thesis on one topic authored by more than one student is permitted, provided the work completed by each student can be clearly and individually assessed.

Topic / Registration Procedure

Once the student and institute have agreed on a thesis topic and the topic has been allocated to the student, the student must submit the required form to the Office of Examination and Recognition Services.

Students must have already passed the first Diploma examination.

The student is required to obtain the academic thesis supervisor's signature (professor or docent).


Additional information regarding individual degree programs :

  • Diploma Degree Program in Business Education
    For the Diploma degree program in Business Education, students must also complete two courses (=Scheine) in the subject area of Research Methods
  • Diploma Degree Program in Business Administration
    Students may also complete a Diploma degree thesis (Diploma degree program WS13) in a supplementary subject area. In this case, the thesis must be composed from one or more modules in accordance with §§12 and 13 comprised of at least 12 ECTS credits. In any case, the thesis must cover a business related topic in its full breadth.
  • List of Modules in Which a Diploma Degree Thesis Can Be Completed


Formal Procedure

Cover Sheet

The cover sheet must contain the following information:

  • Name and location of the university
  • Institute
  • Diploma degree thesis title and subtitle
  • Diploma degree thesis for the acquisition of an academic degree (name of degree)
  • Enrolled in the Diploma degree program (name of program)
  • Name of the thesis supervisor
  • Name of the author
  • Month and year of submission

Statutory Declaration

The following statutory declaration must appear in your thesis:

I hereby declare that the thesis submitted is my own unaided work, that I have not used other than the sources indicated, and that all direct and indirect sources are acknowledged as references.
This printed thesis is identical with the electronic version submitted.


You can also opt to use the following templates :

Sample Cover Sheet - Diploma Degree Thesis
Sample Cover Sheet - Diploma Degree Thesis (Law)
Sample Cover Sheet
Sample Cover Sheet LaTex


2 hard bound copies (no spiral binding!) must be submitted to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services.


Please note that you may submit a print version only if it is completely identical with the uploaded electronic version. No more than one working day may pass between the time you submit the electronic version and the time you submit the print version (MMJUS students: when submitting by post, the postmark date will count). We strongly recommend first creating a PDF file and submitting a print version of that file.

You must enable Usage Rights in your PDF document in order to allow the reader to make changes. The document may not contain scanned images as a print version. Do not lock your document or set a password. The document must be saved in a ISO 19005-1 compatible format (PDF/A) which is specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents.

If your Diploma degree thesis is to be made inaccessible to others, please obtain your thesis supervisor's signature and complete the form below (Sperrantrag) and submit the form with two copies of your thesis.