The course takes place in period

  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


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
  • Research plan and theoretical part of the
  • Individual planning and writing
  • Presentation and feedback in groups

Prerequisites and co-requisites

3rd/4th year student, min 105 ECTS (work
are not included) and at least 30 credits in your
major subject have to be accomplished.

Additional information

happens in mid-February (exact timeline presented
at the first meeting)

Recommended or required reading

Literature: Bryman, A. & Bell, E. . Business
Research Methods.
University Press
AND other relevant material added by the

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 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 requirements

The student should write a draft for his/her
thesis, write a problem definition and give the
aim description. At the end of the course the
student should present a written theory and
present it orally, further the student should
be an opponent to another students work.

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:

Approved title, intro and method writings
Approved seminar report and
presentation (first thesis draft)
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 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
  • Hongell Linn
  • Kietz Tove
  • Pehrsson Patrik
  • Puukko Linda
  • Stenius Andreas
  • Stenius Minna
  • Tigerstedt Christa


Tigerstedt Christa

Group size

No limit (26 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-12-24 to 2020-01-20

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-01-20 08:30 - 10:00 A311 Seminars - Kick off Kick off Tigerstedt Christa
2020-02-14 10:15 - 12:45 A311 Seminars thesis reading workshop, 5+5 points Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-06 09:30 - 11:45 B522 Seminars MANDATORY: topic and title presentations (for all new thesis writers) Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-20 09:00 - 10:30 Seminars Presentations of chapter 1 with the supervisors. Will be held in Zoom or in Teams.   General coaching in Zoom Q&A 10-11, with Christa.  See bulletin in its. Björk Kaj-Mikael
Fabricius Susanna
Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Hongell Linn
Kietz Tove
Stenius Andreas
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-04-16 10:15 - 12:45 Seminars Method chapter presentations done over Zoom: Tigerstedt Christa
2020-05-20 13:00 - 17:00 Seminars Mandatory: presentation of the seminar report (6000 words) , chapters 1-3 Björk Kaj-Mikael
Fabricius Susanna
Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Hongell Linn
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
Puukko Linda
Stenius Andreas
Tigerstedt Christa

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