The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

After the course the student should:
-be able to specify a problem and an aim for
his/her thesis
-be able to critically choose the right method
-be able to structure a theoretical framework
-be able to critically evaluate other students
-be able to present his/her work

Learning outcomes

-The student should be able to write an aim and
problem definition.
-The student can choose the right
-The student can individually find sources and
evaluate them.
-The student plans and writes a theoretical

Course contents

- Finding the topic and aim of the thesis project
- Individual planning and writing
- Presentation and feedback in groups
- Thesis writing

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Third year students, min. 105 ECTS ( work
placements are not included) and at least 30
credits in your major subject have to be

Additional information

Title hand in no later than 13.9 (detailed
timeline at first meeting). Students who
had in a title on time are assigned a thesis
The course will be held over two periods.

Recommended or required reading

Literature: Bryman, A. & Bell, E. the latest
available ed. Business Research
London: Oxford
University Press
AND other relevant material added by the
lecturer, individual reading material will be
recommended (needs based)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 15 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 70 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours
  • Seminars - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements


The student starts working on the final thesis
(chapters 1,2,3). At the end of the course the
student should present the final version of the
first part of the thesis and
present it orally, further the student should
be an opponent to another student's work. Oral
presentation at the end i mandatory.

The student should pass the
following examinations:
Approved title, intro and method writings
Approved seminar report (chapters 1, 2,3: half
thesis) and
Opponent's report
Some points are given for active participation
during meetings in class.

The student has to attend a certain amount of
coaching seminars/sessions to pass the course.

Max points 100
50-59: 1
60-69: 2
70-79: 3
80-89: 4
90-100: 5


  • Björk Kaj-Mikael
  • Eriksson Niklas
  • Fabricius Susanna
  • Forsström Mikael
  • Halmén Mia
  • Henriksson Robert
  • Kietz Tove
  • Pehrsson Patrik
  • Puukko Linda
  • Stenius Andreas
  • Stenius Minna
  • Tigerstedt Christa


Tigerstedt Christa

Group size

No limit (35 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

More details in itslearning, i.e. intro ppt .
Title hand in 13.9.(date comes later)
Coaching with supervisor is mandatory throughout.
Coaching with examiner is recommended between
sessions (i.e. drop in hours will be announced)

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • 2019-12-13 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-08-30 11:00 - 12:30 D4109 Seminars Kick off with important information about how we proceed! Tigerstedt Christa
2019-09-09 13:15 - 15:45 B320 Seminars Thesis review workshop, 5 points Tigerstedt Christa
2019-10-04 09:15 - 11:45 B320 Seminars Mandatory presentation of your topic, title and thought of rqs (face to face). Tigerstedt Christa
2019-10-14 16:30 - 18:00 B320 Seminars Presentation of the Introduction, chapter 1. Supervisors are joining the meeting!We are quite many so this booking needs to be extended or then we will find an additional session! Björk Kaj-Mikael
Fabricius Susanna
Forsström Mikael
Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
Puukko Linda
Stenius Andreas
Tigerstedt Christa
2019-11-29 12:30 - 15:00 B320 Seminars Session moved from 8.11 to 29.11. Method presentation. Session held in class or in Zoom. Go to the session you signed up for! In B320 at 12.30-14.00, in Zoom at 14.15-15. Tigerstedt Christa
2019-12-13 09:30 - 14:00 B320 Seminars Presentation of the final seminars report (Thesis chapter 1,2,3). Supervisors attend this final meeting. MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS. Presentations per supervisor: Andreas (see separate message) Tove in D4110, Patrik in B327, Mikael (see separate message), Mia in D4103, Susanna i D4104, Robert in B516, Kaj-Mikael in A311, Christa in A510. We will probably end around 12! Björk Kaj-Mikael
Fabricius Susanna
Forsström Mikael
Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
Stenius Andreas
Tigerstedt Christa

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