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COURSE SYLLABUS

Advanced Level Thesis, Business administration, international business 15 Credits

Examensarbete, magister företagsekonomi, internationell affärsverksamhet
Second cycle, M7036N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2016 Sp 4 - 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.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 28 Mar 2012

Last revised
by st revised by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Jan 2016

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Business Administration
Subject group (SCB)
Business Administration

Entry requirements

At least 30 credits from the master program International Business or equivalent and course Market Research for Business Decisions or equivalent.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 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 professional activities in the field of international business. 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 international business.
  • Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for the selected problem
  • Manage different, and differences between, theoretical areas at an advanced level.
  • Carry out a well motivated and relevant selection of theoretical foundation for the study.
  • Select and motivate specific research methods for the study with a demonstrated understanding of the impact on the final results of the study.
  • Collect relevant information for the study with a clear connection 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.
  • Defend the results
  • Critically evaluate other studies in a constructive and scientific manner.

Contents
The thesis is a study written by one or two students. The total workload should equal 10 weeks full time work per student. The study shall utilize a scientific approach on a problem in the area of internationabusiness. The study shall be presented both as a written report and in oral format. Each student shall also evaluate and perform opposition on thesis written by other students.

Realization
Teaching is performed in the form of meetings, seminars and individual supervision.

Examination
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 marketing.
  • Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for selected problem
  • Manage different, and differences between, theoretical areas at an advanced level
  • Demonstrate a well motivated and relevant selection of theoretical foundation for the study.
  • Select and motivate specific research methods for the study with a demonstrated understanding of impact on final result of the study.
  • Collect relevant information for the study with a clear connection to selected theory and method
  • In a relevant way present the collected information in written format.
  • Based an 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.

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, including one seminar for presentation and defense and one as opponent. Further participation in compulsory meetings and seminars as decided by the supervisor. To pass the course further requires e-publishing of the thesis in accordance with the rules of LTU and that the thesis is completed no later than 12 calendar months after the course has formally ended. The student can however only utilize further supervision 6 calendar months after the course has formally ended.

Remarks

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration eduets@ltu.se , not later than five 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.


Examiner
Maria Ek-Styvén

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Course literature will be decided in cooperation with supervisor and examinor.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Degree project15.0U G VG

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Guidelines
Guidelines for degree project »