EY’s Master Thesis Mentoring Program

Are you a student or a group of students writing your master thesis in Spring 2023? Then our Master Thesis Mentoring Program is for you.

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The Master Thesis Mentoring Program

Would you like to be mentored by experienced consultants within your research field and develop skills that will help you plan your thesis and defend it in an interesting, clear and concise way?

EY’s Master Thesis Mentoring Program spans from the beginning of your thesis process to the ending of your thesis defense. We pair you with an experienced consultant who has industry knowledge and expertise within your chosen research field.

It is up to you to choose if you want to write your master thesis project in collaboration with a case company or keep it purely theoretical. However, if you wish to collaborate with a case company, we expect you to establish contacts at the company yourself.

What we offer:

  • Access to relevant insights, methodologies and a large network of experts within your research field.
  • Appointment of an associated counselor that will challenge your thought process and provide insights into your problems and solutions.
  • Guidance in advancing your skills and techniques—from planning your thesis to presenting your findings concisely.

About you

You are motivated by solving complex problems and are eager to apply your analytical skills to real-world problems. You also possess an innovative approach to finding solutions. But most importantly, we expect you to be passionate and ambitious about your chosen project.

About us

Consulting at EY is contributing to a better working world by helping employees, clients and communities realize their potential. By placing humans at the center, leveraging technology at speed and enabling innovation at scale, EY clients are transforming to realize long-term value for people, business and society.

Topics to choose from

  • Cybersecurity

    • Cyber threat management and intelligence.
    • Cyber forensics.
    • The effect of quantum computing on cybersecurity.
    • Blockchain: automatic auditing of smart contracts.
    • Operational technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).
    • The implications of DevOps and DevSecOps on security.
    • Cloud security (e.g., secure architecture, privacy in multi-tenancy environments).
    • The effect of regulatory requirements on cybersecurity practices.

  • Data and analytics

    • Cloud data architecture in organizations.
    • Data management in organizations.
    • Execution and implementation of data strategies in organizations.
    • IT architecture targeting—getting access to environmental data:
      • What are the different ways an organization can get access to the data on Scope 3 emissions (e.g., supplier portal, point-to-point integration, external enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, blockchain technology)?
    • Green finance:
      • How can the private sector best deliver what the financial sector needs, in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data?
    • Data quality:
      • How can organizations secure robust ESG data in their value chain?
    • Governance, targeting environmental goals:
      • How do leading organizations put governance in place to ensure that they deliver on their 2040 climate objectives?

  • Technology risk

    • The impact of AI on organizations (e.g., financial institutions), related to alignment with business needs, decision making and governance.
    • Quality assurance methods for machine learning and AI models.
    • Relation of the above to AI regulation (e.g., the upcoming European Union (EU) AI Act).

  • Technology transformation

    • Technology and changing business models within the financial sector.
    • Correlation between technological maturity and other parameters such as market share and profit:
      • How can technology drive change within the financial sector with a focus on customers and the organization as a whole?
      • How can technology provide a competitive advantage for financial institutions?
    • Technology and sustainability:
      • What effect can technology have on ESG, CSR and the sustainability agenda as a whole?
    • Technology and legislation:
      • How can legislators ensure that new technology is being utilized while upholding stability in the financial sector?  
    • Technology transformation in the public sector:
      • How to reduce time-to-market and increase the quality of digital public sector services? How can this be done—by closing the gap between political requests and citizen needs for services (Fordøren*), and administrative or system platform capability in the government and public sector—to ultimately design, build and deliver digital public sector services (Bagdøren*)?
      • How to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by taking an “integrated approach” to the construction and operation of civil infrastructure and the specific mobility services offered to the public and end users?

    * In reference to "Entreprenørstaten,” a book by Sigge Winther Nielsen.

  • Technology solution delivery

    • Processes in the supply chain area that could be optimized or automated by combining SAP and AI/ML (e.g., optimizing order fulfillment by using ML and predicting shipment delays to better manage customer communication and expectation).
    • How will the traditional consultancy profiles evolve in Industry 4.0? What skills and capabilities will be requested by the market and what role will the Big Four have?
    • What is the significance of many SAP consultants leaving the market within the next 10 years and what are the prospects of that gap being filled?
    • An evaluation of ERP systems and how they will look in the future:
      • Will they be more app-oriented—where one application supports one process—or will there still be a need for ERP systems that support all business processes? How will the innovation technologies (e.g., 6G, AI, data storage, SaaS) impact the ERP landscape?
    • The Danish SAP market strategy penetration for the EY Technology Solutions department.

Apply now

You are eligible to participate in EY’s Master Thesis Mentoring Program if you are enrolled in a master’s program and plan to write your thesis within the listed topics in Spring 2023.

At EY, we acknowledge that a diverse team’s performance accelerates when various competencies are combined. The same goes for educational backgrounds. Therefore, we welcome students from all Danish universities—irrespective of whether you have a background in technology, cybersecurity, economics, engineering, communication, data analytics or something completely different.

The application deadline is 16 October 2022.

The program will officially start at the beginning of 2023. Please submit your application as soon as possible as we are continuously working with candidate selection. When applying, choose one topic or a combination of topics from the list in the drop-down menus and please make sure to include the selected topic in your CV. Please see the three questions below, so you can prepare your answers beforehand:

Question 1: Which topic /or combination of topics have you chosen and why have you chosen this topic field.
Tell us more about how you intend to examine the topic field.

Question 2: What are your career aspirations once you finalize your master’s degree? Why is consultancy and EY interesting to you?

Question 3: Tell us why we should choose you/your group for the thesis program.

We look forward to receiving your application.

If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact nathalie.karlsen@dk.ey.com.

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