Professional MBA  ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION WU ExecutiveTU WIENContinuing Education Center
  • An academic paper with practical value

    The final part of the MBA program is dedicated to writing a master's thesis that establishes a link between theory and practice. Ideally, it should have an applied character and practical value is desired. Students are encouraged to choose a specific and practical problem from their occupational activity and to solve it by the help of the acquired knowledge. A supervisor, who has the role of a mentor, will provide criticism, advice and support throughout the process.

    A comprehensive overview of all completed master's theses including the full text versions of those not restricted from public use is available in the digital library of TU Wien.

    Best Thesis Award

    Each year the most outstanding master’s theses of a graduating Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation class are nominated for the Best Thesis Award. In the past years the following pieces of work were shortlisted or honored with the award (marked with *):

    Nikolaus Summer | 2017*

    The Impact of Network Assets on Incubated Start-Ups

    Aleksandar Bogoevski | 2017

    Technical, social and economic implications of Machine Learning in IoT

    Antonio Marques Perez | 2017

    Product Portfolio Diversification in Global Companies: Samsung Electronics and the Launching Plan for "The Frame" TV in Austria

    Victor Rodionov & Lilly Sommer | 2017

    Refining the business model for a startup using the "customer discovery" methodology

    Tomasz Pilewicz & Cristina Maria | 2016

    The role of start-up accelerators as a form of institutional support for early stage start-ups. Comparison study of US, Austrian and Polish experience

    Nina Zenz | 2016*

    Agile Innovation

    Nuno Andrade | 2015

    The impact of public funding of life sciences research on the demography of the Austrian biotech industry during the last decade

    Josef Aschl | 2015*

    Business Case for a Novel Waste Treatment Process

    Martin Atassi and Karun Haschemi | 2010*

    Innomization - a new innovation approach

    Fabrizio De Pasquale | 2008*

    A business model proposal for the commercialisation strategy of Devoteam’s innovative services for digital TV

    Ramtin Ghasemipour-Yazdi | 2010

    The BABILU Venture - Promotion of a Universal Medium of Speech

    Christopher Krainer | 2013*

    An Entrepreneurial Journey From a Market Observation to an Identified Business Opportunity Based on an Example of the Current Furniture and Home Décor Market

    Tsvetoslava Kyoseva | 2014

    Research on disruptive innovations as a driving factor for the economic development of a telecommunication operator

    Vera Mayer| 2014

    Emotional Fashion E-Commerce - Factors influencing a positive Shopping Experience

    Daniel Meierotto | 2012

    Understanding and Improving Treatment Adherence in Physical Therapy

    Katharina Mewald | 2015*

    Cloud Computing in Austria's Public Sector: Barriers to Technology Acceptance and How to Overcome Them

    Thomas Moser | 2013

    HOW TO GET A COW JUMPING - Changing towards innovation and entrepreneurial thinking

    Corneliu Catalin Neacsu | 2014

    Mass Innovation  - a competitive strategy for High-Tech B2B SMEs

    Birgit Oburger | 2013

    The Austrian Road Safety Board: Systematic Screening of Innovation Opportunities

    Raul Parusk | 2011

    Identifying Entrepreneurship Policy Measures that Promote International Competitiveness and Growth of Estonian Businesses: Policy Recommendations

    Henrike Pätz | 2011*

    Gender and Technology: The 'Female Factor' in Software Design 

    Jürgen Rattenberger | 2013

    How an organization binds external experts on a more sustainable basis

    Leopold Schierfermüller | 2012

    Introduction of Pump Storage Hydro Power in Romania to provide Balancing Energy and Ancillary Services to the Electricity Market

    Ursula Schüssling | 2010

    What is the potential of solar cooling of industry buildings in selected areas of the USA and how could an innovative business model look like

    Vivek Sharma | 2011

    New Product: Success Factors - an investigation

    Annelies Smoliner | 2015

    Success Factors of Distribution Channel Management in a Passenger Rail Transport Market in Austria

    Andreas Stingl | 2009*

    Reasons, circumstances, and rules that make alliances involving innovative, globally acting, high-tech SMEs potentially most successful

    Martin Suntinger | 2011*

    Uncertainty unveiled - Decisions and operations in agile product lifecycle management

    Oliver Sascha Thomaschewski | 2014*

    3D Printing, Strategies for established Industries to cope with the Disruptive Technology

    Christian Warmuth | 2012

    Crisis Management and Trust Building after a Failed Merger: an Exploratory Case Study

    Clemens Wass | 2012*

    The Wheel Dog Company – Introducing an Innovative Dog Scooter