Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Master s thesis seminar aims to help the student in writing his/her master s thesis by providing constructive comments and feedback from the instructor and other students participating the seminar.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 11.09.2017 - 16.12.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jari Huikku, Seppo Ikäheimo, Henry Jarva, Teemu Malmi, Emma-Riikka Myllymäki, Lasse Niemi, Juhani Vaivio

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Huikku, Seppo Ikäheimo, Henry Jarva, Teemu Malmi, Yaping Mao, Emma-Riikka Myllymäki, Lasse Niemi, Hannu Ojala, Hanna Silvola, Juhani Vaivio

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Master's thesis seminar takes two (usually consecutive) semesters. In the first semester (stage I), the student is expected to present his//her research plan for the master's thesis. After this stage, the degree of completion of the thesis is approximately 25 %. In the second semester (stage II), the student is expected to present the first draft of the thesis, including empirical findings and results. After that, the degree of completion of the thesis is approximately 75 %, and the student is expected to submit the final version of the thesis by the end of the following semester at the latest.

    Please see Into pages for more information about the master's thesis seminar and different seminar groups in Accounting.


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Bachelor's degree. It is recommended that the student has completed the course Research Methods in Accounting (22E20700) before starting the Master's thesis seminar or take the course at the same time.