Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


This course introduces students to the Master's Thesis work by covering the fundamentals of the research process and requirements for a thesis. Upon successful completion of this course, you should:

  • know what a good Master's thesis is
  • be able to independently develop a research proposal in the area of your specialization;do reserch according to ethical guidelines
  • be able to conduct independent scientific research under supervision in a timely manner.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 01.11.2022 - 07.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Saija Katila

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The online MSc Thesis Seminar provides an overview of the thesis process through text, videos and assignments. The seminar explicates the criteria for good research questions and literature review and guides students on how to meet the criteria in practice. The seminar further discusses important ethical aspects in doing research. In the end of the seminar students will produce a professional research proposal. Note: Thesis supervisors will be allocated in the early phases of the seminar.

    While the seminar operates fully online, three voluntary tutoring meetings will be organized where you can discuss in a supportive atmosphere issues relevant to your thesis process.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    This thesis seminar is only for students of the following Master's programmes:

    • Management and International Business
    • International Design Business Management
    • Global Management (only students who have started their studies in 2021 or earlier and are completing their studies according to the curriculum of 2020-2022 or earlier)
    • Creative Sustainability (only BIZ students who have started their studies in 2021 or earlier and are completing their studies according to the curriculum of 2020-2022 or earlier).

    Seminar cannot be repeated.