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COURSE SYLLABUS

Degree project in business administration, specialisation management and business development, Bachelor 15 credits

Examensarbete i företagsekonomi, specialisering ledarskap och affärsutveckling, kandidat
First cycle, E0012N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 3 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.


Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Business Administration
Subject group (SCB)
Business Administration
Main field of study
Business Administration

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and for admission to this course the student must also have attained at least 105 credits of the compulsory courses in years 1 and 2 for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics - Major: Business Administration. The following courses should be included in this and be completed entirely with at least a pass grade: Management of business (O0017N) 7,5 credits, Strategic management (G0011N) 7,5 credits, Scientific theory, research methods and ethics (G0012N) 15 credits, Data and analysis for business administration (G0013N) 7,5 credits, Leadership in practice (E0010N) 7,5 credits and New venture creation and business planning (E0011N) 7,5 credits, or equivalent courses.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 1-165 credits.



Course Aim
The aim of the course is for the student to practice, develop and show their ability to, in an adequate way, apply theory and method in order to solve unstructured problems relevant to activities in business administration with a specialisation in management.

Upon completion of the course the student shall be able to:
• Develop and formulate a relevant research problem from a selected subject in the area of management and business development 
• Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for the selected problem
• Manage different, and differences between, theoretical areas
• Carry out a motivated and relevant selection of theoretical foundation for the study
• Select and motivate specific research methods for the study with understanding of the impact on the final results of the study
• Collect relevant information for the study connected to selected theory and method
• In a relevant way present the collected information in written format
• Based on selected theory and method and in scientifically correct way analyze and draw conclusions concerning the selected research problem
• Evaluate the scientific and practical relevance of the results
• Perform written communication in a linguistically and scientifically correct manner
• Orally communicate the results of the study both to scholars in the area as well as to individuals without specific knowledge in the area
• Defend the results
• Critically evaluate other studies in a constructive and scientific manner


Contents
The degree project is a study written by one or two students. The study shall utilize a scientific approach on a problem in the area of management and business development. The study shall be presented both as a written report and in oral format. Each student shall also evaluate and perform opposition on degree project written by other students.

Realization
Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The format of the course is meetings, seminars and individual supervision. At the start of course the student(s) shall develop a brief written presentation and discussion of the problem area of the degree project (degree project PM). After acceptance by the supervisor this degree project PM is further developed into a research proposal. Both the degree project PM and the research proposal will be discussed at special meetings. The student(s) shall then individually or with another student as partner be guided by their supervisor to carry out the study. Supervision is provided within a period of one semester after first course registration.

Examination
If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
In the written report the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
• Develop and formulate a relevant research problem from a selected subject in the area of management and business development 
• Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for the selected problem
• Manage different, and differences between, theoretical areas
• Demonstrate a motivated and relevant selection of theoretical foundation for the study
• Select and motivate specific research methods for the study with understanding of impact on final result of the study
• Collect relevant information for the study connected to selected theory and method
• In a relevant way present the collected information in written format
• Based on selected theory and method and in scientifically correct way analyze and draw conclusions concerning the selected research problem
• Evaluate the scientific and practical relevance of the results
• Perform written communication in a linguistically and scientifically correct manner 

In the oral presentation and opposition the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
• Orally communicate the results of the study both to scholars in the area as well as to individuals without specific knowledge in the area
• Defend the results

In the opposition the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
• Critically evaluate other studies in a constructive and scientific manner

To pass the course the student shall participate in compulsory meetings and seminars as well as register the thesis according to LTUs rules.


Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETKS educational administration eduetks@ltu.se, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Supervisor will be appointed by the program director in consultation with the examiner.

Examiner
Mats Westerberg

Literature. Valid from Spring 2022 Sp 3
Varies depending on the nature and focus of the work. The choice of literature takes place in consultation between the supervisor, examiner and participating students.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Start of degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS22
0002Public discussion of others degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS22
0003Oral presentationU G#0.00MandatoryS22
0004Accepted reportU G VG15.00MandatoryS22Yes

Guidelines
Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021

Last revised