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 specialisation.
Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.
UiS Business School
Upon completion of the course, students will:
Understand how to define, present and pursue a topical research question within their own field of specialisation
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
The Master's thesis is a carefully crafted scholarly document which presents a research question and original arguments that are carefully documented based on 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 gives the student the opportunity to demonstrate expertise in the chosen research area.
Required prerequisite knowledge
MØA102 Business Decisions, MØA112 Data Analytics and 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.)
Eksamen / vurdering
A - F
The general rule for the master's thesis is that it is written in groups of 2 persons.
Tarjei Mandt Larsen
Method of work
At the start of the spring term (fourth semester), all students will be given a practically oriented introduction to academic writing.