BTH 2532 Bachelor Thesis - Project Management

BTH 2532 Bachelor Thesis - Project Management

Course code: 
BTH 2532
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Jan Terje Karlsen
Course name in Norwegian: 
Bacheloroppgave - Prosjektledelse
Product category: 
Bachelor Specialisations HSØA
2022 Spring
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Course type: 
One semester

In combination with the course BST 2531 Project Management, 15 credits, the bachelor thesis represents a specialization in the field of 30 credits. On the final diploma for students on the Bachelor Programme in Marketing, the Bachelor Programme in Creative Industries Management and the Bachelor Programme in Business Administration with this combination there will be a note stating that this is a project management specialization.

The thesis is a comprehensive independent study where students will demonstrate that they work on a project- related issue and take complete responsibility for resolving this in a good way.

The thesis is a mandatory part of the programme. The thesis is written in groups of two to three students who collaborate on the project.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Have knowledge about project concepts, processes, methods and models.
Have knowledge so that one can discuss, analyze, evaluate, criticize and conclude the empirical study of the bachelor's thesis. Have knowledge to be able to connect theory and empirical data to conduct a discussion and make recommendations for the studied project.

Learning outcomes - Skills
  • Be able use adapted methods, models and tools for the analysis and interpretation of projects.
  • Be able to formulate the problem, collect data, analyze data and present the data in the bachelor's thesis.
  • Learn how to work in groups, to collaborate, to communicate, etc.
General Competence
  • Be able to consider different perspectives and viewpoints, compare and draw conclusions.
  • Be able to show critical reflection, creativity and independence.
  • In group participation show commitment, respect for other group members, take responsibility and show behavior consistent with norms, values and rules.
Course content

Students are responsible for finding a topic or problem area that is suitable for their thesis within the framework of the relevant field of study or specialization.

Teaching and learning activities

Students are expected to take a personal responsibility for the work on the bachelor’s thesis. Before each supervision session and seminar it is expected that the students will work to develop a basis for the discussions and the guidance. 

Students must fill out a registration form where the theme to be studied is stated. Students are then assigned to a supervisor. The course is conducted during one semester and includes seminars and supervision. Guidelines for writing Bachelor thesis are to be found on the student portal @BI.

The course includes four seminars. For each seminar, students normally prepare and present, and/or deliver material in advance. 

Each student group is offered up to 3 hours of individual supervision. Seminar teaching is mandatory. Students who have not participated in the seminars and/or have not submitted documentation must expect to be invited to an oral hearing. 

Students are offered training/guidance in the application of a statistical programme.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

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


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.


Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Successful completion of BST 2531 Project Management or equivalent.

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Group/Individual (1 - 3)
1 Semester(s)
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Grading scale: 
Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
2 Hour(s)
Participation in the introductory lecture
2 Hour(s)
Participation in a library seminar
Seminar groups
8 Hour(s)
Participation in seminars, 4 x 2 hours
Prepare for teaching
43 Hour(s)
Preparation for seminars
42 Hour(s)
Hand-in assignments
Group work / Assignments
300 Hour(s)
Working with Bachelor Thesis
Feedback activities and counselling
3 Hour(s)
Guidance for the Bachelor thesis
Sum workload: 

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.