The course takes place in period

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


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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 and literature -be able to structure a theoretical framework -be able to critically evaluate other students work -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 methodological approach. -The student can individually find sources and evaluate them. -The student plans and writes a theoretical framework.

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 accomplished.

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 supervisor. The course will be held over two periods.

Recommended or required reading

Literature: Bryman, A. & Bell, E. the latest available ed. Business Research Methods. 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

Assessment: 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 presentation 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. Grading 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

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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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