Topic outline

  • The first meeting is held in class U358 (kandikeskus/Undergraduate center) It will be organized together with the Finnish program seminar group and be taught by Mitri Kitti. You will meet the teacher of the English group (Miri Stryjan) in the second meeting on 19.1

    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 17.1. 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 2022” 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 the 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):

    All meetings are on Thursdays. Note that the final draft presentation on 30.3 will take place both in the morning and in the afternoon. Attendance is mandatory in all 3 meetings with student presentations.

    12.1. First classroom meeting: seminar practices and general guidance.
    (Together with Finnish Bachelor's Thesis and Seminar group, teacher Mitri Kitti)

    Classroom: U358 (undergraduate center)

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

    19.1. Information retrieval session by Aalto Learning Centre staff. (Together with Finnish Bachelor's Thesis and Seminar)
    Classroom: U358 (undergraduate center)

    9.2 Submit your research plan by 12.00 on 9.2

    9.2 Research plan presentations Mandatory Attendance
    Presentation schedule will be uploaded under "Research plan presentation"
    Submit slides on mycourses before the presentation.
    Classroom: U402

    Final draft presentations and opponent comments Mandatory Attendance
    30.3 9.15-12.00
    Classroom R001/U121a

    30.3 15.15-18.00 

    Presentation schedule will be updated later under "Final draft presentation"

    Submission deadline for finished thesis: 24.4. Submit your thesis and maturity test here: for writing the maturity test:! 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 9.2

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