BTH 3011 Bachelor Thesis - Innovation management

BTH 3011 Bachelor Thesis - Innovation management

Course code: 
BTH 3011
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
15
Course coordinator: 
Heidi Wiig
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor Specialisations HSMI
Semester: 
2020 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The bachelor’s thesis is a major independent piece of work where the students are to show that they are able to work on a research question and take the whole responsibility to solve this in a satisfactory manner. The bachelor‘s thesis is a mandatory part of the programme. The thesis can be written in groups of up to three persons.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Acquired Knowledge
The students will learn how to practise independent research work within a given time frame. The student will understand the relationship between theory and commercial considerations, the range of solutions and expected consequences. The students will understand the requirements of scientific work in form and content

Learning outcomes - Skills

The students will be able to deal with specific research questions within the field of innovation. The students will be able to analyse and reflect upon their selected research question. Furthermore, the students will use acquired knowledge in a critical and analytical way. They will draw conclusions based on both theoretical and collected empirical data.

General Competence

Acquired Skills
The students will be able to deal with specific research questions within the field of innovation. The students will be able to analyse and reflect upon their selected research question. Furthermore, the students will use acquired knowledge in a critical and analytical way. They will draw conclusions based on both theoretical and collected empirical data.
During the process of writing their bachelor’s thesis the students will develop attitudes and skills related to carrying out independent research work.

Course content

The dissertation may be written within all academic fields and lines of business related to the degree course. The following requirements must be met with respect to choice of dissertation subject: the dissertation is to be based on a company or organisation and the research question must fall within the field of entrepreneurship. A specific problem must be formulated. Solutions are to be found as part of a comprehensive process ranging from problem understanding, collection of data and analysis to strategy, plan or measures. The use of material from several specialist fields will be required in all cases. Provided the dissertation is not written as a theoretical dissertation, it is to include a set of collected primary data with analysis.

Teaching and learning activities

It is expected that the students take responsibility for working on the bachelor’s thesis. It is therefore expected that the students come well prepared to supervision and seminars in order to be able to take an active part. 

The student must fill in a registration form where the chosen topic is defined. After this a supervisor is appointed. The course is carried out in one semester and includes both seminars and supervision. Guidelines for writing Bachelor thesis are to be found on the student portal @BI.

The lectures include 4 seminars. The students are to prepare and present for every seminar, and/or deliver material in advance. 

Three hours of supervision are offered for each thesis group during the semester. The seminars are mandatory. The students that do not take part in the seminars and/or have not taken part in the seminars and/or have not submitted documentation can expect to be called in for an oral examination.

Use of SPSS or other relevant programs is expected for dissertations containing quantitative primary data. Database searches and use of the Internet will be of central importance in all dissertations

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

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

Required prerequisite knowledge

The Bachelor Thesis requires completed specialization course in BST 3010 Innovation Management or equivalent.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BTH30111
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:BTH30111
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)
Participation in introductory lecture
Other in classroom
2 Hour(s)
Participation in library information
Teaching on Campus
8 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
40 Hour(s)
Preparation for seminars
Submission(s)
80 Hour(s)
Preparation for hand-ins during the semester
Group work / Assignments
265 Hour(s)
Working at the Bachelor Thesis
Counselling
3 Hour(s)
Supervision
Sum workload: 
400

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.