M.A. in Responsible Management – Study Project

Study Project Business ManThe core principle of every academic program at Steinbeis University Berlin is the Project Competence Concept, which refers to projects taken on by each student that integrate knowledge gained through the study program with application in the workplace. Graduates of Steinbeis University are distinguished by their professional skills and research abilities.

Study projects are developed and documented throughout the students’ studies. A successful study project should:

  • have an academic basis
  • show a scientific and practical relevance
  • be a complete, result-oriented project which has benefit for the student and the organization
  • be aligned with the study direction of the student
  • be documented in the exams and Master Thesis
  • be performed independently
Benefits of Study Projects

The process of undertaking a practical project, together with their theoretical studies, greatly enhances our students’ development into responsible leaders, as they learn to apply their new knowledge and skills to real business problems in their everyday work.

As well as contributing to the personal development of our students, these study projects also provide companies with benefits including access to the latest trends in the area of responsible management through knowledge transfer and complete project solutions for real-world problems within their companies.

Study Project Phases

Project phases consist of:

  1. defining the project title and the project objective
  2. admission to the study program
  3. determining project specifications
  4. fulfilling project documentation
  5. submitting and defending Master Thesis

Project supervision (coaching) is given by the assigned project tutor from the Institute and if possible also from the organization where the study project is implemented.

Project Example


Sample Study Project Titles
  • Assessing CSR Related Investment Risks in Data Minefield
  • Identification and Development of guidelines for approaching ISO26000 within the Extractives Industry
  • Ecological Learning for Sustainable Development in South Africa
  • Development of 5-year Sustainability Strategy for a group of Machine Building Companies
  • An Integrative and Ethical Approach of CSR
  • Operations Review for NGOs to put them in contact with cooperating volunteering programs
  • Green Policies in the Trucking Business
  • Social Franchise as an efficient model to spread the educational work
  • The Implementation of Labour Rights as part of a CSR Strategy in China
  • The CSR implementation Process in a Governmental Organization
  • Evaluation of prevailing SRI criteria
  • Designing a Social Innovation Center in Higher Education Institutions
  • Capacity Building on Human Rights in the Corporate World
  • Employee engagement towards sustainability via social media and gamification
  • The Center for Responsible Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business