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Bachelor's Degree Thesis in Business Administration

  • 15 credits

The overall aim of the course is for the student to practice thinking, working and writing scientifically as well as to practice applying theoretical and methodological concepts and perspectives to a problem grounded in previous research.

The distinctive feature of a bachelor thesis is its focus on the theory of science and within a particular subject area.

The Bachelor’s Degree Thesis course consists of the following main components:

  • theoretical and empirical studies within the field of finance in business administration
  • studies of research method and the philosophy of social science
  • writing and presentation of preparatory assignments, peer review reports and bachelor’s thesis


 

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course consists of workshops and seminars, three individual tutorials and a significant portion of selfstudy on the part of students. Assessment for the course will be continuous. The course workload comprises 400 hours equivalent to 15 ECTS (40 hours per week equivalent to 1.5 ECTS).
    The course consists of the following activities:

    • Introductory lecture on the thesis process.
    • Workshops.
    • Seminars.
    • Supervision.
    • Midway seminar with peer review.
    • Final seminar with peer review.

    The language of instruction is Swedish or English.
    As a rule the thesis is written in groups of two. During the thesis course students have the right to demand three individual (per thesis) tutoring à 30 minutes.
    The thesis should in all areas (problematization, literature review, theoretical framework, analysis/interpretation, discussions and conclusions) be closely linked to research articles published in scholarly peer-reviewed academic journals.

    The thesis may comprise a maximum of 15 000 words, excluding abstract/ summary, table of contents, notes,references and appendices.

    It is not possible to change supervisor during the course. A student wishing to change supervisor must reregister for the next thesis course and upon availability enroll to a seminar group.

    Assessment

    The main part of the examination focuses the finished thesis, supplemented by a lesser part based on peer reviews. The assessment tasks are weighted in relation to their importance to the overall course assessment.
    The results from the assessment tasks are added up to a final course score that is translated into a final grade.

    Assessment tasks
    The course contains the following weighted assessment tasks:
    1. Write two individual peer reviews in the form of written reports and oral presentations.
    2. Write a thesis.

    The thesis is examined by the examiner.

    After completion of the course, students will receive grades on a scale related to the intended learning outcomes of the course. Passing grades are A, B, C, D and E. Failing grades are Fx and F. A grade Fx can be completed for a grade E.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See reading list in the current syllabus.

  • Contact

    Course coordinator: coursecoordinator@sbs.su.se

    Head of course: Sara Jonsson