The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)
  • 2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)


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

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 hand-in the
final version of the
first part of the thesis.

All parts of the seminar report must be submitted
according to the
instructions given in each assignment in
itslearning. Students who fail
to submit an assignment will be removed from the
course and is
required to participate in the next course.

Mandatory attendance in the introductory session
according to the
timetable found in itslearning.


  • Adlercreutz Erica
  • Fabricius Susanna
  • Forsström Mikael
  • Henriksson Robert
  • Stenius Andreas
  • Wehren Anna


Fabricius Susanna

Group size

No limit (7 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-08-29

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - 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
2021-09-03 12:00 - 14:00 Seminars and Thesis Work (fall) We will meet online in Zoom. Here is the link. Compulsory attendance Join Zoom Meeting Adlercreutz Erica
Fabricius Susanna
Forsström Mikael
Henriksson Robert
Stenius Andreas
Wehren Anna
2021-09-13 14:30 - 16:00 Seminarier och lärdomprov (höst) En diskussion om syfte och forskningsfrågor kl 14.30-15.15 A disucussion about chapter 1, rq and aim at 15.15-16. Christa Tigerstedt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 680 9215 8408 One tap mobile +493056795800,,68092158408# Germany +496938079883,,68092158408# Germany Dial by your location +49 30 5679 5800 Germany +49 69 3807 9883 Germany +49 695 050 2596 Germany +49 69 7104 9922 Germany Meeting ID: 680 9215 8408 Find your local number: Join by SIP 68092158408@ 68092158408@ Join by H.323 Meeting ID: 680 9215 8408 Tigerstedt Christa

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