How to write a good thesis topic for your Master’s

Once you have signed up on Excelerate you’ll need to upload a kick-ass thesis topic for your candidate, which can attract all the relevant companies for you. Are you in doubt of how to write a kick-ass thesis topic on Excelerate? Read the following guide.

Katrine Lionett Pedersen

In order to attract the right companies for your thesis collaboration, you’ll need to lure it with a kick-ass thesis topic for your candidate. Your thesis topic needs to be engaging and informative enough. That’s obviously easier said than done, and for that very reason, we’ll guide you on how to write the perfect thesis topic for your candidate (and bachelor’s and master’s). Find also inspiration on good topics for your Master’s and Bachelor’s thesis.

The guide will take its point of departure in a thesis topic, we have made up. Hence, you can easily transfer your own kick-ass thesis topic for your candidate into the template and ideas stated. 

The thesis title

The title is the most critical part, as this is where you have the possibility to distinguish yourself from all the other thesis topics other students have listed. The thesis title is the first impression the company will get of you, as a student, to decide how relevant you’re for them. 

Let’s say you plan to write a thesis about the effect of the measures Human Resource (HR) departments in Danish companies have implemented during COVID-19. Moreover, you’d like to include how these have affected employee satisfaction, and if this in any case is reflected in the performance of the company. If possible and necessary, you’ll suggest other types of measures that could be more efficient. In this example, you’re most likely a student enrolling at an HR program.

The above-described example is your problem area, and now you’ll have to narrow it down to one single title. 

To make it, select words for your title that reflect the context of your problem area and the terminology used within that area as well. 

Taking all that into consideration, a thesis title could be as follow: 

HR measures implemented in Danish companies during COVID-19

How you define your problem area and thesis title depends very much on your educational background. Meaning which trends, terminology, and methods are prevalent within your area of expertise, and which industry you’re looking to write for as well. Remember to consider that when writing a thesis topic for your candidate.

Have in mind that you can/may include the following in your thesis title:

  • Important terms
  • Problem area
  • Your goal and approach
  • Theoretical perspective

Tip: Be as concise and precise as possible.

The Subtitle

After finishing your collaboration title, the next step to work on is your subtitle. You have a few different options with the subtitle, which serves the purpose of backing up your collaboration title. Moreover, the overall thesis topic of your candidate.

You can either: 

  • State a sentence that is not included in your collaboration title, which is a bit more generic or works as an extended version of your collaboration title. 
  • State a few keywords/topics, which cover what your thesis is about.

If we hold on to the problem area, which we stated above, a subtitle could go like this:

Business initiatives, work satisfaction and motivation

If you find a third option that works better for you, you can certainly go with that. 


At this point, you can state a more comprehensive description of your thesis topic for your candidate and your thoughts on the project. Although there is a lot more space to fill in it’s a good idea to maintain as concise and precise as possible. Perhaps you’re not that far in your thesis process yet, and things can still change until, and when, you actually start writing your thesis. However, try your best to write down as many of your thoughts and ideas as possible for the companies to get the right impression of what you want. 

Have in mind that you can/may include the following in your content:

  • An introductory part of how you developed your thesis topic
  • Purpose of your thesis
  • Your educational/professional background
  • Topics related to your thesis
  • Problem statement or relevant questions
  • Your approach
  • Theoretical considerations 
  • The material you require from the company
  • What you can bring to the company
  • Other thoughts and ideas related to your thesis

In order for you to get a proper idea of how an actual content part can look like, we’ve made one for you, which is formulated according to the problem area already described:

Write a Kick-ass Thesis Topic for Your Candidate

You can structure your thesis topic in a lot of different ways, and you do not necessarily have to follow the same structure as this one. Also, you may leave out some parts stated here and add others that are of higher relevance to your thesis topic.

Why Us

In the ‘why us’ section you’ve another opportunity to draw the attention of the companies. You can state the most crucial argument of why the company needs to choose you, the passionate student. Remember, that the description is supposed to be short and clear! 

You can/may include the following in the ‘why us’ section:

  • Your educational background
  • Your greatest academic interest
  • What is unique about you
  • Thoughts about future career
  • A reason why a company should choose you

When putting that into consideration a ‘why us’ section can look like this as stated in the picture above:

I’m an HR enthusiast who is extremely people-oriented in both my professional and personal life. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Communication at Roskilde University (SDU), and I’m currently studying my master’s in Human Resource Management at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). I’m very interested in how the use of HRM can lead to value creation in companies, and I see myself working with that in the future.

This section works as a good opportunity for you to give the companies an idea of who you are.

Summing Up

When you’ve filled in all the sections of your thesis topic for your candidate then go through your writing a few times. Check if you’ve included all the relevant stuff that will help companies to get an overview of what your thesis is about. Otherwise, you’re good to go.

When you’ve listed your kick-ass thesis topic for your candidate, you’ll just need to stay patient and wait for the companies to reach out to you. Let’s make sure passion and thesis go hand in hand. Cheers!