Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 201500101
Master Thesis BA Part 1
Course info
Course module201500101
Credits (ECTS)10
Course typeFinal project Master
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact A.A.R. Veenendaal
PreviousNext 5
dr. A. Abhishta
dr. A.I. Aldea
M. Alves da Motta Filho
L. Bakir
drs. P. Bliek
Academic year2020
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
In completing this course, the student shows that (s)he is able to:
  • independently design a research problem in the field of Business Administration;
  • independently analyze a research problem in the field of Business Administration;
  • plan and manage her or his own learning process;
  • write a research proposal.
The course is the first part of the full Master’s Thesis trajectory. It prepares students in an early stage of their master programme to designing the research project for their final graduation project and thesis. This course forms together with Master Thesis BA Part 2 (201500102) the full Master Thesis BA.
A manual is available to guide MSc Business Administration graduating students towards a successful and timely completion. The manual lists the prerequisites and objectives of the Master thesis. It describes the process of selecting a thesis project, the structure and organization of the thesis, different types of theses, various steps to be followed in research methodology (i.e. formulating a problem statement, selecting a research design, etc.) and the process of supervision. The thesis assessment procedure is also explained in the manual as well as the process involved with oral presentation, defense and the award of the diploma.
Deliverables for finalizing Master Thesis part I:
  • a realistic and relevant research proposal for the master thesis (including planning for part 1 and 2);
  • acceptable version of the methodology chapter;
  • acceptable version of the theory chapter;
or the equivalent of the above which according to the supervisor defines favourable conditions for starting and finalizing part 2 within a minimum of 11 weeks (not exceeding 20 weeks).
Deliverables as described above should be handed in before the end of the quartile it is scheduled in (1B and 2B). This deadline can only be set later if agreed upon with supervisor(s)
Students pass Master Thesis BA Part 1 if all deliverables have been assessed as sufficient by the first examiner; then 10 EC will be granted. A pass is required for attending Master Thesis BA Part 2 (201500102).
Assumed previous knowledge
1. Earned at least 10EC of the MSc Business Administration courses;
2. Enrollment and active participation) in the courses Qualitative Methods in Business Research (201700035) and Quantitative and Design Methods in Business Research Or finalized Business Research (201500082).
Participating study
Master Business Administration
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance
Presence dutyYes

Thesis part 1

Kies de Nederlandse taal