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:
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).
- 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;
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).