4732 Research Seminar in Supply Chain Management (RS 1)
Prof. Nezih Altay, Dr. David Martin Herold, Prof. Dr. Ki-Hoon Lee, Dipl.-Vw.Dr. Hans-Joachim Schramm
Contact details
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02/11/19 to 02/18/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/06/19 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM D2.0.038
Wednesday 04/03/19 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM D2.0.038
Monday 04/08/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.038
Tuesday 04/09/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.038
Wednesday 04/10/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.038
Thursday 04/11/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.038
Monday 04/29/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.038
Tuesday 04/30/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.038
Thursday 05/02/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.038
Monday 05/06/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.038
Monday 06/17/19 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM D2.0.038
Tuesday 06/18/19 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM TC.4.13


In the research seminar course, the major issues are the critical evaluation and discussion of the Master's thesis in order to enhance its quality. Principals of scientific work and quality standards of the scientific community will be presented. Lectures will provide input concerning topics of high relevance.


Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the seminar, students should be able to critically evaluate and discuss published results from the literature. Furthermore, they should have acquired the skills to write a Master's thesis of high quality and to effectively present their work.


Attendance requirements

Generally Attendance is compulsory for the individual dates.

Absences are to be coordinated in advance with the respective supervisor or to arrange alternative appointments.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Literature review, presentations, discussions, and assignments

-The first unit should consist of an overview of your thesis. You can but need not prepare slides for this purpose. Make clear what the idea of your thesis consits of and how you are going to tackle the problem.

- The second unit should be a presentation of your proposal (including problem statement, research questions, method, preliminary structure of the thesis - table of contents) but also of the first results - this will be mostly the theoretical part. It is necessary to have contact to your advisors BEFORE in order to discuss the proposals.

- the third unit is dedicated to your (preliminary) results and to a preview of the last steps to take.



Total of 100 points:

  • Proposal Presentation: 10 points
  • Progress Report Presentation: 20 points
  • Final Report Presentation: 20 points
  • Short seminar visiting professors 1 and 2: 25 points each

Grading scale:

  • Excellent (1): 87.5% - 100.0%
  • Good (2): 75.0% - <87.5%
  • Satisfactory (3): 62.5% - <75.0%
  • Sufficient (4): 50.0% - <62.5%
  • Fail (5): <50.0%

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Successful completion of "Seminar Course in Supply Chain Management".

Restricted to MSc SCM (WU) students and incomings from program-specific partner universities.


Last edited: 2019-02-21