Prof. Dr. Karl Frauendorfer is full professor for Operations Research at the University of St. Gallen. He heads the Institute for Operations Research and Computational Finance ior/cf-HSG. He focuses his research activities on stochastic optimization and on design and implementation of management models in the energy and financial sector. He was awarded the Latsis price of the University of St. Gallen in 1995.
Application for Master's and Bachelor's Theses
If you are interested in writing a Master's and Bachelor's Thesis in fields of
Energy Finance and Operations Research
please feel free to send me a short proposal of your thesis.
Use the attached proposition template (based of Faff, 2015): Proposition Template
Send the proposition template at least two weeks before the deadline
of the HSG student administration office. Please see the student web
link for the application form:
For the identification of important research in your area of
interest, please take a look at papers published in one of the following
journals (focus on the A+, A journal papers):
You can access the journals via VPN or at the University Computers, using the following link: http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/fl.phtml?notation=&bibid=UBSG&colors=7
Please also note, the general structure of the approx. 50 (bachelor) or 30-60 (master) pages long thesis is as follows:
- Introduction (1-3 Pages)
- Theoretical Framework (5-25 Pages) (The concept behind your
analysis and development of your research question: theories,
theoretical relationships and empirical findings in the literature)
- Empirical/ Applied Part (5-25 Pages)
- Discussion (2-8 Pages) (based on the theoretical framework)
- Conclusion (1-3 Pages)
For the organization of literature of your thesis, you must use
Mendeley (ideally with the Word Add-In from Mendeley), see link: https://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop/ and Chicago 16.
It makes also sense to provide us with some more details about your
academic track, so that we get a good understanding of your areas of
interest and courses taken so far.
If you completed the template, we are looking forward to meeting you for a discussion of your proposal.
Please propose a date by using the meeting scheduling function of your calendar.
In preparation for your thesis, please also have a look at the following documents: