The master's thesis is a carefully crafted scholarly document which defines and explores a research question based on original ideas and arguments developed under the influence and inspiration of primary and / or secondary sources. The thesis should have a substantial research component and must be written under the guidance of an advisor. The thesis provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate expertise and represents a test of research independence and self-reliance within his or her field of specialization.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
Understand how to define, present and pursue a topical research question within their own field of specialization
Understand how to develop and conduct a scholarly based work of research
Have gained a thorough understanding of theories and methods that can be used to address the chosen research question
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Search relevant sources for theories and data that can address the chosen research question
Review existing theories and empirical evidence
Organize, summarize and analyze data, present and discuss results
Write clearly about the chosen research question, discuss results and implications
Required prerequisite knowledge
One of the following alternatives: MØA102 Business Decisions, MØA112 Data Analytics and Research Methods MSB102 Business Decisions, MSB112 Data Analytics and Research Methods MSB102 Business Decisions, MSB103 Data Analytics, MSB104 Research Methods
Minimum 60 ECTS. All first-year courses must be passed.
(Exceptions can be granted in special cases, provided that all first-semester compulsory courses are completed. Any application for deviation will be considered individually.)
Form of assessment
The thesis is written in groups of 2 persons.(Exceptions can be granted in special cases. Any application for deviation will be considered individually.)
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.