Topic outline

  • The first seminar meeting will be on *FRIDAY*, September 9. at 15:15 - 16:30. This is due to special events that are organized on campus on the 16.9, not allowing for teaching on that day. All other meetings will take place on Thursdays.

    The first meeting on 9.9 is held in class U119 (kandikeskus/Undergraduate center) It will be organized together with the Finnish program seminar group and be taught by Pauli Murto. You will meet the teacher of the English group (Miri Stryjan) in the second meeting on 15.9

    Start already thinking about a subject area that interests you, which you can possibly do your bachelor's thesis on (this is not yet binding, but it makes it easier to start the seminar). Return a preliminary topic or area of interest in the return box on this page below by Tuesday 13.9. at 23.59.

    The time schedule of the seminar is being updated under "Time schedule" (on the left). In particular, the number of seminars for student presentations may be changed, depending on the number of students in the group. For a description of the seminar, see syllabus (on the right). For further guidance, see the pdf-document “BSc in Economics guide 2021” under "Materials" (on the left).

    • In the attached table you can see your allocated external advisors. You can contact your advisors via email. Write them an email where you introduce yourself, briefly explain your topic and ask when they can meet or discuss with you.

      We have tried to allocate the advisors according to your topics, but this was not possible for all cases. I recommend to look at the webpage of your advisor before talking to them, in order to see which (if any) of your suggested topics match better with the advisor's expertise.

    • Students can use this forum to discuss among yourselves, form study groups etc. 

  • In this page, you see a preliminary time schedule for the seminar (subject to minor adjustments as the course proceeds, as number of classroom presentation meetings will be depending on the number of students):

    Note that the first meeting is on a Friday, other meetings are on Thursdays.

    9.9. Note: this is a FRIDAY!!! The first meeting: seminar practices and general guidance.
    (Together with Finnish Bachelor's Thesis and Seminar group, teacher Pauli Murto)

    Classroom: R001U119

    13.9. Submit your preliminary topic by 23:59 (return box is found under "General")

    15.9. Information retrieval session by Aalto Learning Centre staff. (Together with Finnish Bachelor's Thesis and Seminar)
    Classroom: R001U405a

    6.10 Submit your research plan by 12.00 on 6.10.

    6.10: Research plan presentations - schedule uploaded under "Research plan presentation"
    classroom R001U410a (the first presentation date 29.9 is cancelled for our group). Submit slides on mycourses before the presentation.

    3.11-16.11: Office hours in Miri's office at the Economics department, 3rd floor of BIZ, Y310. Exact times:

    • 3.11: 15.00-16.00
    • 10.11: 16.00-17.00
    • 16.11: 15.00-16.00

    24.11, 1.12:  Final draft presentations and opponent comments - schedule to be updated under "Final draft presentation"
    classroom R001U410a

    Submission deadline for finished thesis: 30.12. Submit your thesis and maturity test here:

    Instruction for writing the maturity test:

    Note! The deadline is binding! Delayed submission will affect the grade.

  • Some advice on research plan presentations:

    - Presentation should last max. 8 minutes

    - Prepare power point slides (or equivalent)

    - Introduce the topic, your research question, how you are planning to answer it, and some of the most relevant references

    - Prepare also a written research plan and return to the submit box on this page at 12:00 on 6.10

    - For more information, see Section 3.2. in the BSc in Economics Guide ("Materials" on the left)