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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The seminar is designed to train students in the use of the
various research methods used in business research and get
them started on their Final Thesis Project.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to
plan and execute business research projects as well as
reporting the results in a professional manner.

Course contents

Aspects of International Business research is covered and
subsequently discussed by students. Methodological
questions are given a special priority. Students will be taught
how to find a topic for their final thesis, how to plan their thesis
work, and how to choose the right methodology .

Prerequisites and co-requisites

All first and second year courses.

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Additional information

This course has two parts Research
Methodology (2 cr) in period 2 and Seminar (3 cr) in period 3.
More information will be given in class.

Recommended or required reading

Resource: Ebrary
Info @ Google Books

Title: How to Research (3rd Edition)

Saunders. M. Doing Research in Business & Management.
Author: Blaxter, Loraine
Add. authors: Hughes, Christina
Tight, Malcolm
Year: 2006
Subject: Research -- Methodology.
ISBN: 9780335229536
Imprint: Open University Press : Buckingham, , GBR
Language: en
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Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 17 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 70 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 127 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 127 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

Activ participation in the Seminar.


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Will be given during the first session

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

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