Master Thesis

For their Executive M.B.L.-HSG master theses, candidates have the option of either selecting a topic from a given list proposed by the faculty, or suggesting a topic of their own which might be relevant to their current place of work.

The work is supervised by a member of the Executive M.B.L.-HSG faculty.


The thesis has to have a length of about 50 text pages without the list of sources and the appendix.

Examples of master theses

Please find below a selection of the best master theses of 2017/2018:

Topic: Consultancy agreements between physicians of public hospitals in Switzerland and privately held medical devices companies - necessary evil or evil necessity?


Andreas Igel, MBA, E.M.B.L.-HSG; Key Account/Relationship Strategy Manager, Boston Scientific AG


Dr. Stefan R. Sulzer, LL.M.;  Asst. General Counsel – Americas, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Abstract_Andreas_Igel.pdf Igel_Andreas_Read_Full_Thesis.pdf


Topic: M&A Transaction with Chinese Buyers, Observation and Challenges


Xiaoyu Liu, LL.B., E.M.B.L.-HSG; Eiger Law


Klaus Riehmer Partner, Mayer Brown LLP



Topic: Innovation competition in EU Merger Control


Markus Seiler, Mlaw, E.M.B.L.-HS; Legal Counsel, Sensirion AG


Dr. Andreas von Bonin, LL.M., Rechtsanwalt; Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Abstract_Seiler_Markus.pdf Seiler_Markus_Read_Full_Thesis.pdf


Topic: Critical analysis of Formation and Dissolution of Joint Ventures and the legal impact aimed at growth and leadership, partnerships (Joint Ventures) hold a charm in conducting business with an aim to develop new value and meet customer demands. Analysing an or plural legal implications of formation and dissolution that have led to contract limitations in achieving sustainable joint business.


Stüdli Michael, BaSc., MBA, E.M.B.L.-HSG; Hoerbiger


Tobias Greven, LL.M.; Partner, Merck Group

Abstract_Stuedli_Michael.pdf Stuedli_Michael_Read_Full_Thesis.pdf


Topic: In the aftermath of Panama and Paradise Papers: How do the offshore tax avoidance & evasion work and how can they be prevented?


Svihrova Silvia, Master in Business Law, E.M.B.L.-HSG; Fraud Investigator, PriceWaterhouseCoopers AG


Prof. Dr. Dr. Georg Kofler, LL.M.; Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Institut für Finanzrecht, Steuerrecht und Steuerpolitik

Abstract_Silvia_Svihrova.pdf Svihrova_Silvia_Read_Full_Thesis.pdf

Topic: Artificial Intelligence - Change in Business Models, Workforce and Legal Aspects


Patrick Steinwendner, Mag., E.M.B.L.-HSG; Director After Sales Services, TGW Logistics Group


Christine Schmid, Credit Suisse AG


Topic: Art as marketable investment? - Legal framework for the sale and purchase of art


Rahel Weber, Mlaw, E.M.B.L.-HSG; Head of Legal Affairs, EVRAZ East Metals AG


Roger Bachmann, lic.iur., MBA, E.M.B.L.-HSG; Geschäftsführer VQF

Abstract_Rahel_Weber.pdf Weber_Rahel_Read_Full_Thesis.pdf