State Exams

Faculty of Business Administration general information

The courses offered in the study plans (these can differ based on in which academic year the respective studies were commenced) can be found in the Integrated Study Information System (InSIS) under the link Study plans in the Study information section, sorted into subject groups. Information about the particular courses including the final examinations (which are listed as extra-semestral courses) can be then found in the Public catalogue of courses section.

Only a pass of the final examination can be considered as proper completion of the programme.

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Master’s final examination

The final examination of our Master’s programmes consists of the following parts:

  • Final examination from the Programme studied (state exam),
  • Master’s thesis defence.

Students are obliged to register for the final examinations through the InSIS. Each part of the exam is unambiguously identified through the use of a course code (ident) which can be found in the student’s study plan.

Final examination from the Programme studied (state exam)

Students who fulfil all requirements for the registration of the final examination (i.e. passed all the study obligations stipulated by their study plan) has to visit his/her study coordinator during office hours. The student coordinator will check the fulfilment of all study obligations, closes the study in InSIS and confirms the registration note for the final examination. The student will then be allowed to register for the final examination from the course studied.

The registration for the examination is similar to the registration for extra-semestral courses, which are also marked by this course code (e.i. in the section My Study/Student’s portal/Extrasemestral Courses in the InSIS). The selection of the examination date is possible only after a successful registration. It is not possible to sit for an exam without a successful selection of a date.  This course has to be enrolled in the semester in which the student will sit the examination. It is necessary to submit the confirmed (from the student administrator) registration note at the final examination.

Instructions for the final examination are available here.

The topic registration and the defence of the Master’s thesis

The registration of the Master’s thesis in InSIS is done by the supervisor in cooperation with the student and at least six months before the planned defence. After the completion of the Master’s thesis (in cooperation with the thesis supervisor) the student submits the thesis first electronically into the database of qualification theses (only in .pdf format) in InSIS. The proper electronic submission has to be confirmed by the following notification: “Correct submission of the thesis confirmed – The electronic version of the thesis was submitted and the correct submission was confirmed. Hereby, the submission process is ended. The thesis cannot be modified anymore.”

The physical submission consists of one printed version (hardcover). It is necessary to submit the thesis together with a printed confirmation of a correct submission of the thesis into InSIS. The submission dates are listed in InSIS and Faculty web pages. Student submits the thesis by this date (at the latest) in the CEMS office RB525 (exception: Department of Managerial Psychology and Sociology – students who registered their thesis at this department submit their theses there and follow deadlines set by the department). The thesis defence can be separated from the final examination. Students can sit the final examination without being obliged to defend his/her thesis. Immediately after the defence, the printed thesis is returned back to the student.


More information

Academic Calendar
State Exam and Diploma Thesis Defence Registration