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  Master’s Thesis work with a focus on  sustainability. Upon successful completion of this course, you should:

  • know what a good Master’s thesis is;
  • have independently prepared a research plan in the area of your chosen topic; and
  • be able to conduct independent scientific research under supervision in a timely manner.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 08.01.2024 - 08.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mikko Jalas

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 Creative Sustainability Master’s Thesis Seminar provides an overview of the thesis process. It familiarizes students with the criteria for good research questions and a good thesis, and guides students on how to meet the criteria in practice. During the seminar students produce a research plan for their thesis. Thesis supervisors will be allocated in the early phases of the seminar.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Study Material
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    Set of materials provided by the teachers.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    The course is available only for students in the Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability at the School of Business who are studying according to the 2022-24 curriculum and are starting to work on their thesis.