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Drei Studierende sitzen beisammen. Eine Studentin lächelt in die Kamera.

Your thesis in consulting

The end of your studies and the beginning of your zeb career. Do you want your thesis to create real added value or to collect dust on your bookshelf? Then write your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis with us. Gain deep insights into real-life situations and benefit from our expertise. You can also lay the foundation for your career at zeb. You will get to know the company, start networking with your future colleagues and find out whether we make a good match.

What we offer


At the beginning it is all about finding the topic for your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis. You can make your own suggestions or choose a zeb topic. We advise you and find solutions for your work so that it meets the academic standards and at the same time has practical relevance. You can write your thesis in German or English.
  A zeb expert will support you as a coach with expertise in your topic, providing feedback to help you achieve your full potential. You will meet at the beginning of your project and talk about all relevant aspects of the cooperation. Your supervisor will accompany you for the entire duration of writing your thesis. You can agree individually on how often you will meet in person or speak over the phone.
  We will also provide you with the best possible support and the necessary data or technology. In our offices you will always find a workstation where you can work in peace, in case you start to develop cabin fever at home. 
Would you like to start your career in consulting at zeb after successfully completing your thesis? No problem—let’s talk about it.


If you complete your thesis with a grade of 2.4 or better, we will pay you a bonus as a thank you: EUR 500 for Bachelor’s theses, EUR 1,000 for Master’s theses. You are not entitled to paid leave during the program.


Would you like to get to know zeb better while writing your thesis? Then stop by the zeb office. You can come to our offices at any time to work or network. Maybe you just want to clear your head? Then take part in a foosball match. You are always welcome. 
 Find out what other benefits to expect here.

Theses abroad

We currently offer the thesis program in Germany and Austria. 


What we expect

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people with very good results in their studies, who are excellent team players with an analytical mind, and who inspire others through their actions. If, like us, you are enthusiastic about the financial services industry, we should get to know each other.

  • You are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and have very good grades. 
  • First practical experience through internships or vocational training in consulting, in the financial sector or with a tech company. 
  • You are curious, reliable and team-oriented. 
  • You enjoy questioning the status quo as a team. 


  • You speak German and English fluently. 
  • You must be enrolled.
  • We currently offer our thesis program in Germany and Austria. 
  • The beginning and end of the program can be arranged individually. 
  • You can write from any location.

Examples of topics

Strategy and organization

Agile Banking: How Can Agility Improve the Status Quo of Regional Banks?

Analysis of Business Models of Banks, Fintechs and Bigtechs in credit lending - opportunities for cooperation

Medium-term capital planning, risk-bearing capacity, risk and performance measurement

Success factors of product-related cooperations between fintechs and banks

IT and digitalization

AI as a cure-all: potential benefits for financial services providers based on selected technologies

Development of a procedure for using robotic process automation to digitalize the lending process of German banks

Opportunities and risks of the distributed ledger technology with a focus on the role of the financial sector intermediary 

Suitability of cloud solutions in financial services companies in consideration of data protection and compliance

The digital bank or insurance company: assessing the maturity level and main development directions

Use of external data sources to build a 360-degree customer view in the corporate customer segment

Financing and regulation

Accounting of crypto-assets

Corporate Venturing Activities as a Source of External Knowledge: Analysis of Start-Up/Corporate Relationship and Knowledge Transfern Mechanisms

ESG disclosure in credit institutions

Outsourcing of regulatory tasks

Risk management

Systemic risks in the financial sector: a comparison between the banking and insurance sectors


Further information

Do you want to know more? Then click through these pages as well.


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Learn more about the daily work of our consultants, the projects we work on and what it is like to follow this career path.


Where you write your thesis is of course up to you. Here we present an overview of our office locations. Take a look around and get inspired. 

Campus Scouts

If you would like to get an even better idea, ask our Campus Scouts. They will give you information and answer all your questions without fuss. 

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Application process

If you would like to apply to write a thesis at zeb, you can find out more about your application process here.

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