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 Preparation of the Master's Thesis


Basing on the Rector’s Ordinance No. 7 of 30 January 2013 concerning rules of submitting, archiving and sharing of thesis the rules governing submitting Master’s thesis to the Dean’s Office are as follows:

  • Master’s Thesis should be prepared in one copy or in number of copies corresponding to the number of authors, in double-sided version, in soft flat binding which firmly holds pages together, with clear and transparent front cover, as well as in electronic version in PDF format.
    Attention: Comb-binding is not acceptable
    Attention: Please do not submit your thesis on a CD
  • NEW FIRST PAGE The first page of the thesis is the title page prepared according to the  template. (version to be edited). - valid to September 30th, 2020.
  • The second page should be clear.
  • NEW STATEMENT OF THE AUTHOR/AUTHORS The last page of the thesis is the statement of the author (not generated from APD system). In case of students’ group work on the thesis, a detailed list should be put on the second page (back of the title page) in the following way: each authors’ name and surname along with numbers of chapters. Only one person can be an author of the chapter - it's not generated from APD.
  • If you want to have the minor on your diploma, please make sure you've written it down on the first page of your Master's thesis. 
  • The student should send the electronic version of the thesis/thesis’ chapters to the Local Archive of Diploma Theses (APD) according to the Users Manual of APD.

Attention: The student is hold solely responsible for performing the procedure of thesis preparation. Detailed rules on the procedure are available in the APD system. All the necessary attachments needed for submitting the thesis are generated by the APD system. 

Content and formal requirements for diploma theses and the way of submitting and evaluating them can be found in the annex to the Rules and Regulations.

During the pandemic whole submission process is held online.


 Uploading thesis to the APD system

When the final version ot the thesis is ready you shall upload it to the Archive for Diploma Theses (login and password are the same that for SGH mailbox and VDO) following the instruction.

To the system need to be added:
  • correct thesis title in language in which thesis was prepared (working title was uploaded to the system from the diploma seminar notification);
  • summary of the thesis in language in which diploma thesis was prepared;
  • key words in the language in which the diploma thesis was prepared;
  • electronic version of the thesis prepared in the form of a single PDF file; if the thesis contains attachments, they are also to uploaded to the APD system as zipped in one archive file (PDF, ZIP, TGZ, 7Z);
  • granting consent or refusal to grant consent, by marking a relevant option in the system, for making the defended thesis available in the reading room of the Library of SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Please follow the link for details.
  • statement of the author
  • please note there is an option to make your thesis confidential by choosing: thesis shouldn't be available in the library.