Topic outline

  • The first meeting of the course is held on *Friday* 8.9 while the remaining classroom meetings are on Thursdays. The first and second meetings take place in class U119 (kandikeskus/Undergraduate center) and are held jointly for the English and the Finnish program seminar group and will be taught by Miri Stryjan. Nelli Valmari who will be supervising the theses in Finnish will also be present in the first meeting. 

    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 12.9. 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 2022” under "Materials" (on the left).

    • In the attached table you can see your allocated second advisors for students in the English group. You can contact your advisors via email. Write them an email where you introduce yourself, briefly explain your topic (e.g. by sending the topic that you submitted to us) and ask when they can meet or discuss with you - you can also suggest dates if you want. The advisors are supposed to have at least two meetings with you (on campus or online, depending on what you agree with them).

      We have tried to allocate the advisors according to your topics as well as possible. 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.

    • Choose a preliminary topic or area of interest for your thesis, and return it to this box. This choice is not yet binding, but helps us proceed with the seminar. You can find some guidance to the choice of topic in “BSc in Economics guide 2022” at the “Materials”-section of the course web-page. If you cannot yet list an exact topic, you should mention at least an area of interest that you could work on. If you want, you can also mention several topics, but mention first the one that you most likely would pick.

      Finnish program students: Please also write here in which language you plan to write the thesis: English or Finnish (in the English BSc program, all students must write in English).


    • 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):

    Apart from the first meeting, all meetings are on Thursdays. Attendance is mandatory in all meetings with student presentations.

    8.9. First classroom meeting: Presentation of teachers, seminar practices and general guidance.

    The meeting is held jointly for the English BSc program course (BIZ3190) and the Finnish Bachelor's program course (BIZ3120).  Teachers: Miri Stryjan and Nelli Valmari.
    Classroom: U119 (undergraduate center)

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

    14.9. Second classroom meeting: How to search for and judge the quality of literature for your thesis. 

    The meeting is held jointly for the English BSc program course (BIZ3190) and the Finnish Bachelor's program course (BIZ3120). Teachers: Miri Stryjan and Nelli Valmari.
    Classroom: U358 (undergraduate center)

    28.9 Submit your research plan by 12.00

    Research plan presentations - Mandatory Attendance
    NOTE: the presentation are held in separate classes for the English and the Finnish groups.

    Thu 28.9 15:15-18:00
    Classroom English group: U119
    Classroom Finnish group: U121b

    Thu 5.10 15:15-18:00
    Classroom English group: U119
    Classroom Finnish group: U264

    Presentation schedules will be uploaded under "Research plan presentation"
    Submit slides on mycourses before the presentation.

    Final draft presentations and opponent comments  - Mandatory Attendance
    Thu 23.11.23 15:15-18:00
    Classroom English group: Ekonominaukio 1, V002 [68]

    Classroom Finnish group U121b

    Thu 30.11.23 09:00-12:00 
    Classroom English group: Ekonominaukio 1, 
    U006 [65]

    Finnish group TBA

    Thu 30.11.23 15:15-18:00
    Classroom English group: Väre, Q101 [60]
    Classroom Finnish group U119

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

    Submission deadline for finished thesis: 29.12.
    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 submission box (English program students: on this page, Finnish group students on the page for the Finnish group) at 12:00 on 28.9

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

    - Tips about public speaking, link to videos: 

    About public speaking in Finnish

    About public speaking in English