BTH 1613 Bachelor Thesis - Applied Macroeconomics

BTH 1613 Bachelor Thesis - Applied Macroeconomics

Course code: 
BTH 1613
Department: 
Economics
Credits: 
15
Course coordinator: 
Hans-Martin Straume
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor Specialisations HSØA
Semester: 
2020 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

In combination with the course BST 1612 Applied Macroeconomics, 15 credits, this Bachelor Thesis will constitute a specialization of 30 credits in the subject area. For students on the Bachelor Programme Business Administration with this combination, it will be stated on the diploma that it is a specialization.

The Bachelor Thesis is a major independent piece of work where the students are to demonstrate that they are able to deal with a topic and take overall responsibility for analysing it in a sound way. The Bachelor Thesis forms a compulsory part of the programme. It is completed in groups of up to three students who cooperate on it.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The students are to acquire knowledge of how an independent study is carried out within a specified time frame. Supported by relevant textbooks and scientific articles the students are to acquire knowledge within the problem area of the paper. Moreover, the students are to understand what is needed to meet scientific requirements regarding form and content.

Learning outcomes - Skills
  • An ability to identify and choose theories and models that are relevant to the students’ own thesis
  • An ability to apply central theories and models to carry out analyses in the students’ own thesis
  • An ability to collect, assess and critically interpret relevant information on a problem
  • An ability to produce a thesis that is well structured and with a logical structure of its theme
General Competence

An ability to identify and choose theories and models that are relevant to the students’ own thesis
An ability to apply central theories and models to carry out analyses in the students’ own thesis
An ability to collect, assess and critically interpret relevant information on a problem
An ability to produce a thesis that is well structured and with a logical structure of its theme
 

Course content

The subject of the project must be of the students’ own choice and must be rooted in the academic content of the programme of study. A more detailed description of the requirements and frameworks for the thesis will be provided at the start of the work on the thesis.

Teaching and learning activities

The students are expected to take independent responsibility for the work on the Bachelor Thesis. Therefore it is a condition that students prepare for supervision sessions and seminars as a basis for discussion and guidance.  

The students must complete a registration form where the chosen subject is stated. After that a supervisor is assigned to the students. The course is conducted over one semester and can contain both seminars and supervision. See guidelines for writing Bachelor thesis  

 

The teaching can includes four seminars. Normally, the students are to prepare for each seminar and give presentations, and/or hand in material in advance.  

In the case where four seminars are conducted, each group of students three hours of individual supervision is offered. The seminars are compulsory. Students who have not attended the seminars and/or have not submitted documentation must expect to be called in for an oral hearing. If seminars are not held, each group are offered seven hours individual supervision.

For theses with quantitative primary data it will be natural to use Eviews or other relevant programmes for data analysis. Searching for information in databases and on the Internet will form a central part of the work on all theses.

Software tools
EViews
Qualifications

Two years of college education in economics and business administration, marketing or equivalent is required for taking the course. 

Required prerequisite knowledge

The thesis is based on the academic content of the programme and requires that the students have taken the course BST 1612 Applied Macroeconomics or equivalent.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BTH16131
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:
Exam code:BTH16131
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Other in classroom
2 Hour(s)
Introduction lecture
Other in classroom
2 Hour(s)
Library’s information session
Prepare for teaching
40 Hour(s)
Preparation for seminars
Submission(s)
80 Hour(s)
Preparation of written assignments to be submitted during the semester
Other in classroom
8 Hour(s)
Participation in seminars, 4 x 2 hours
Group work / Assignments
265 Hour(s)
Work on Bachelor Thesis
Sum workload: 
397

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 15 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 400 hours.