Master Thesis and Thesis Seminar
To be eligible for the Master Thesis, you must have completed at least 60CP. To register a thesis with an advisor from the Finance Department, see here: https://www.wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de/en/departments/finance/courses/master-theses.html. To find a thesis advisor outside of the Finance department, you must typically contact a professor yourself. It is sensible to choose an advisor, whose seminar you have attended.
Master Thesis registration must be done with the examination office. To do so, please visit the examination office during their office hours, which can be found here: https://www.wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de/en/study/services/examination-office/opening-hours-master.html
There you will receive a form. This form must be filled out and signed by your thesis advisor. The topic of the thesis must be written on the form. After your advisor signs the form, you must return it to the examination office at the next possible office hour for master students. Thereafter, you will have 18 weeks to complete the Master Thesis. Please note that there are special office hours for the thesis submission: https://www.wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de/en/study/services/examination-office/theses-submission.html
Further information on the Master Thesis can be found in §36 of the academic regulations (see links and downloads).
In order to complete your studies you must also complete the Thesis Seminar along with your Master Thesis. This means that you should hand in your Master Thesis in the same semester in which you participate in the Thesis Seminar. To ensure this, you have to register your Master Thesis at least 18 weeks before the end of the semester. Therefore, it is not possible to start your thesis all year round, to ensure that you can participate in the thesis seminar. For participating in the Thesis Seminar in the Summer Semester you must register your Master Thesis approximately between the 1st of February and the 24th of May with the Examination Office. For the Winter Semester it is approximately between the 1st of August and the 22nd of November. The exact deadlines may move by a day or two each year and can be found in the QIS description of the Thesis Seminar. Additionally, the examination office can provide more information on this matter.
You need to register for the Thesis Seminar separately at the beginning of each semester. In a first step, you will be asked to fill out a research registration form and in a second step to sign personally a registration list. You will find the deadlines and information on both registration steps in the QIS description of the Thesis Seminar for the semester in which you intend to write. Please note that the registration is possible even if you have not registered your Master Thesis yet. However, if you do not register your Master Thesis within the stated time frame, your Thesis Seminar registration will be void and you will have to repeat it next semester again.