Credits: 10

Schedule: 18.05.2020 - 08.09.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assistant professor Michael Ungeheuer

Thesis supervisors:

Fall 2019
Michael Ungeheuer
Joni Kokkonen
Sean Shin
Theresa Spickers
Juha Joenväärä

Spring 2020
Michael Ungeheuer
Joni Kokkonen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II (fall 2019) Otaniemi campus

III-V (spring 2020) Otaniemi campus



Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The main objective of the course is to engage the student in individual research work in finance. This includes getting familiar with research methods, getting to know the sources for research information, analyzing the research data, and expressing the research results fluently and credibly. The course also prepares the students for the Master’s Thesis.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Submitting a bachelor’s thesis. Note that the Bachelor Thesis (28C99901) and Bachelor Thesis Seminar (28C99902) are graded separately. The thesis is supposed to be completed within one semester. Delays will lead to a reduction of the seminar grade. See the course homepage for details.

The submitted bachelor’s theses will be presented to the group in seminar sessions held towards the end of term in early December and early May.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Research idea development, research proposal writing, data collection, data analysis, and thesis writing, 267 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kaustia, M., Knüpfer, S. & Rantapuska, E. (2008): Preparing a research report in finance studies. Available at MyCourses page.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MyCourses 28C99901 Bachelor's Thesis

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

You need to have completed 2 finance courses (preferably in the area of your intended thesis topic) and econometrics to complete bachelor’s thesis in finance. It is recommended that bachelor’s thesis and seminar are completed towards the end of the B.Sc. degree, usually during the third year (fall or spring semester).

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In order to register you have to sign up via WebOodi (course 28C99901) and attend the seminar kick-off session, where you will be divided into seminar groups. The deadline for registration is end of December for spring group and end of August for fall group. For more information please visit the MyCourses page.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

If you have any questions, please contact the teacher in charge or the planning officer of the department


Registration and further information