Welcome to the online Thesis Seminar of the Department of Management Studies. Below you can find the course syllabus. This course is divided into several sections, and you are advised to proceed in the seminar following the order of the sections (1) Introduction, 2) Choosing a topic and formulating research questions, 3) What is a good master’s thesis, 4) How to search for literature and write a literature review, 5) Research ethics and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The sections are visible in the menu on left side of the page.
In addition to these pages the course will make use of online resources that are produced for the purposes of the school in general. Please follow the instructions in accessing and using these external pages. They offer you great resources that will ease your thesis journey.
NOTE: for the summer version of the seminar you can choose a Fast Track or Slow Track with different assignment return dates. Please read the syllabus carefully and make sure you will turn in your assignments in the correct assignment return boxes of the track of your choice.
In case you do not yet know, what you would like to do in your thesis, you can do your thesis for a research project. Please check out the slides on Ongoing Projects of the Department that can offer thesis topics, data and collegial support for the thesis process. Also note that you can do the thesis as pair work. More information on these possibilities can be found in the Introduction section.
Option 1: Fast track
- Completion within six weeks
- Strict timetables throughout the seminar
- Final paper due 17.6.2020
- Enables working on the thesis through the summer
- Recommended to those who have an idea of the thesis and/or those willing to work hard with a set timetable.
Option 2: Slow track
- Completion during the summer (about 14 weeks)
- Strict timetables for assignment 1-3
- Final paper 31.8.2020
- Enables starting thesis first thing in September when semester 2020-2021 starts.
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