Thesis work at the Production and Supply Chain Management group is an intensive study of a scientific topic. You can work with theory and methods, often in close collaboration with partners from industry. The thesis is usually based on quantitative models and is written in English. The topic of the thesis should be one of the research priorities and areas of interest of the chair. 

The duration of the thesis work is six months for a Master thesis, and three months for a Bachelor thesis. This applies for the program Management & Technology. Students from other programs have to check the rules at their department.

Open Projects:
We are always looking for good students who would like to join our group. We offer thesis assignments related to our current research projects. An overview can be found here.

We are looking for students that have a particular interest in Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM) and thus have participated in several lectures and seminars within this field. It is also required that students have taken the course “Modeling, Optimization and Simulation in Operations Management” (6 Credits) before starting their thesis.  

If you are interested in doing a thesis (Bachelor or Master) at our group, then please send an e-mail (in English) to with the following information:

  • CV
  • Transcript of records (Bachelor and Master)
  • Preferred starting time
  • Description of the topic
  • Application form (only for Master thesis applications)

If you don't have a topic, it is also possible to find a topic for you. Please send us then a short description of the field of research or industry you are interested in. If you have any questions, please send an email to 

Please note: Since we have a high load of ongoing theses, we will favor students who have already conducted their project study/seminar at our chair. You may only apply at one group of the OSCM department (see list below) at a time. However, you can indicate your alternative preferences in the application form.

Chair of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Chair of Operations Management
Chair of Operations Research
Chair of Production and Supply Chain Management
Assistant Professorship of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Guidelines for how to write a thesis (Bachelor, Master) are available here. You are required to use the following LaTeX template or Word template.

Please make sure to check all formal requirements of the TUM School of Management with regard to writing, formatting and submitting your final theses. An information sheet can be found in the Downloads section of the School of Management.

Registration of the thesis to the TUM School of Management administration: Following an approval of a topic at the group, the thesis needs to be accepted by the TUM School of Management administration.
Registration is as follows:
1) Fill out the registration form that applies to you (available here) with your information (Thema, Anmeldedatum, Abgabedatum, Betreuer, Name, Vorname, Matrikelnummer, Studiensemester).
2) Send the application form by e-mail to your supervisor review.
3) If your supervisor confirms the information, then you print out the form, sign it and send it to the secretary of our group (monika.wagner(at) We will then forward the application to the examinations office.