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Master Thesis in Business Administration 15 credits
Faculty of Education and Business Studies
Telephone: 026-64 86 87
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Period for course registration: 2018-08-27--2018-09-02
Faculty of Education and Business Studies
Department of Business and Economic Studies
WELCOME TO THE COURSE THESIS WRITING, 15 ECTS credits
You are most welcome to write your thesis during the autumn semester 2018. I see forward cooperating with you!
Enroll your selves on blackboard in the course: Master Thesis in Business Administration HT 18, week 36, 2018 – week 03, 2019. Both Bachelor and Master students will be enrolled there.
To write a thesis means you have to conduct independent research in a subject you like and want to contribute to with new knowledge. We at the department do research in different subjects and you are welcome to cooperate with us in our projects. To write a thesis you need a partner you can cooperate with. Our first meeting is on the 5th of September at 9:00. Discuss already now with other students and find a person you want/can cooperate with. It is also very important to think about a company you want to study and if it is possible get in contact with them and ask them.
To do the research work you will be assigned a supervisor and an examiner. We start the course work already in September and you will present your research in a seminar in January. The most important issue is to use the time effectively by developing a project plan. Cooperate with your supervisors and send to them the parts you write/finish before meeting him/her to get feedback. Be prepared for the meetings so you know what to ask and to discuss with the supervisor. To write a thesis is very different from to study a course, you need really to do the work by yourself but the supervisor is there to discuss and assists you.
Each supervisor organizes seminars where you the students have to contribute and where your writing will be discussed. We organize the seminars with opponent groups and you must participate in them and learn how to be critical.
On blackboard we upload documents you need to consult i.e. the syllabus, an abstract form you have to follow, a suggested structure of a thesis, a document with the Harvard referencing system, the cover page of the thesis, scientific articles on methodological issues and many others. You can also find lectures my colleagues will have/had about Thesis writing. Please print and use the documents.
The course plan describes the outcome of the thesis work as follows:
Upon completion of the course students should be able to the following:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of business studies
Competence and skills
Autonomously identify and formulate research problems in the field of business studies
Judgment and approach
Demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the field of research in business studies
This course is a full time course for ten weeks and gives 15 ECTS credits. We start the work already in September so you get more time to learn how to do the work and to plan for what is needed. Use the time as best you can and cooperate with the other students in the class so you can help each other. We plan the final seminar for the 17th of January 2019.
By summarizing, Please read the course plan and the syllabus and ask questions about them in the first meeting. In the course plan you can see what is required of you and also what you will learn during the course period and how you will demonstrate your knowledge. In the syllabus you can read and follow the whole process of the writing.
You are most welcome to the course and good luck!
Maria Fregidou-Malama, email@example.com, 026-64 86 87
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