COURSE SYLLABUS

Economics, Advanced Level, Thesis 15 Credits

Examensarbete nationalekonomi, kandidat
First cycle, N0003N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2012 Sp 1 - Spring 2013 Sp 4
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 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Mar 2012

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject
Economics
Subject group (SCB)
Economics

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

Specific entry

N0004N, N0028N Ekonometri or equivalent courses


More information about English language requirements



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 economics.

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 economics.
•    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 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 thesis is a study written by one or two students. The study shall utilize a scientific approach on a problem in the area of marketing. 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
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 thesis (thesis PM). After acceptance by the supervisor this thesis PM is further developed into a research proposal. Both the thesis 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 carry out the study.

Examination
n 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 economics.
•    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 on a 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 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, 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
Patrik Söderholm

Transition terms
The course N0003N is equal to IEN310

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Literature is decided together with the examiner.

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

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

Guidelines
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