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Formal Application with the Responsible Examination Office

For the application and examination procedures your specific courses's study and examination regulations apply. On the Economics and Social Science examination offices' website you will find all further information. Additional information can be obtained from the staff of the faculty responsible for examinations.

Master thesis

The chair supervises Master theses of students that have chosen and successfully completed at least two seminars in the master area (BWL) or key module on Public Management (MANIA).
Every semester, the chair conducts an application procedure for Master students. The application deadlines are based on the deadline for the Master's degree in Administrative Science. If you comply with the requirements, you can apply via email (hiwi-pumauni-potsdamde) until the end of November (for the summer semester) and the end of May (for the winter semester) respectively. This email should include the following information:

  • Name
  • Course of studies
  • Experiences in the area public and nonprofit management (university classes, internships, professional experience, ...)
  • Current class performance list from PULS
  • Indication of two subject areas of public and nonprofit management, Angabe von zwei Themengebieten des Public und Nonprofit Managements, in which you can imagine writing your theses.

The chair decides within three weeks after the end of the application deadline if a supervision is possible and will contact you thereafter.

It is possible to attend the colloquium before we confirm a supervision of your thesis. The participation of the colloquium does not garantee for a supervision.


Every semester the chair offers a colloquium for theses in the area of public management for students that write their theses with us. It is expected that all students, that write their theses (Bachelor's and Master's) at the chair, participate in our colloquium. During the colloquium students have to present their project and discuss it with their colleagues. For Bachelor students of Economics it is also possible to get this class credited as key qualification (Schlüsselqualifikation) with 3 LP. The organisation of appointments for consultations on Bachelor's and Master's theses is carried out throughMoodle.