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COURSE SYLLABUS

Degree project in business administration, specialisation HRM, Master 15 Credits

Examensarbete i företagsekonomi, inriktning HRM, magister
Second cycle, O7019N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2015 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.


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's program HRM 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 activities in human resource management with focus on business administration.   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 human resource management with focus on business administration. •    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 thesis is a study written by one or two students. The study shall utilize a scientific approach on a problem in the area of human resource management with focus on business administration. 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. Supervision is provided within a period of three semesters after first course registration.

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 human resource management with focus on business administration. •    Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for 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, 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.

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.

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

For more information: http://www.ltu.se/edu/studentwebben/studyplanning/Examination-Tentamen-VFU-Praktik/Examensarbeten-uppsatser/Skriva-examensarbete/Ekonomi-teknik-och-samhalle?l=en


Examiner
Sara Thorgren

Literature. Valid from Spring 2015 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Literature will depend on the character and focus of the thesis. Course literature will be selected by supervisor, examiner and participating students.

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

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Start of degree project0.0U G#
0002Public discussion of others degree project0.0U G#
0003Oral presentation0.0U G#
0004Accepted report15.0U 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 » 
Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 19 Jan 2015