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COURSE SYLLABUS

Degree project in business and economics, business administration, specialisation accounting and control, Master 30 credits

Examensarbete civilekonom, inriktning företagsekonomi, specialisering redovisning och styrning
Second cycle, R7012N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject
Business Administration
Subject group (SCB)
Business Administration

Entry requirements

Admission to the course requires that the student has attained at least 135 credits of the compulsory courses in years 1 - 3 for the Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics, specialisation in accountancy and control. The following courses should be included in this and be completed entirely with at least a pass grade: Introductory Course Accounting and Control (R0008N) 7,5 credits, Models for Management Control (R0009N) 7,5 credits, Accounting and Control (R0016N) 7,5 credits and Group accounting (R0020N) 7,5 credits, Scientific Method (G0006N) 7,5 credits, Science and Ethics: An Introduction for Social Scientist Students (G0009N) 7,5 credits, or equivalent courses.


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 business administration with a specialisation in accounting and control .

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 accounting and control
  • 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 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 accounting and control. 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 carry out the study. Supervision is provided within a period of two semesters 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 accounting and control
  • 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 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 compulsery meetings and seminars as well as register the thesis according to LTUs rules.

Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration eduets@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
Anders Hersinger

Transition terms
The course R7012N is equal to R7009N

Literature. Valid from Spring 2014 Sp 3 (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 Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Start of degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS14
0002Public discussion of others degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS14
0003Oral presentationU G#0.00MandatoryS14
0004Accepted reportU G VG *30.00MandatoryS14Yes

Guidelines
Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 17 Jun 2013

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021