ENT 3670 Bachelor Thesis - Entrepreneurship

ENT 3670 Bachelor Thesis - Entrepreneurship

Course code: 
ENT 3670
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
15
Course coordinator: 
Heidi Wiig
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Business - Programme Courses
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 study programme. The thesis can be written in groups of up to three persons.

Learning outcomes - 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 entrepreneurship. The students will be able to analyse and reflect upon their selected research question. Furthermore, the student will use acquired knowledge in a critical and analytical way. The students will draw conclusions based on both theoretical and collected empirical data.

General Competence

During the process 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. Students are encouraged to check guidelines for the writing of bachelor theses.  

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 during the semester for each thesis group. 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.

The dissertation will be evaluated by means of the following criteria (not listed in order of priority): 

  • Problem definition and problem understanding 
  • Integration of academic subjects  
  • Structure and outline 
  • Selection and application of theory 
  • Choice and application of method 
  • Presentation, interpretation and discussion of results 
  • Originality, creativity and independence of measures proposed 
  • Use of sources and references

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

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The dissertation is based on the academic content of the degree course.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ENT 36701
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:ENT 36701
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching on Campus
2 Hour(s)
Participation in introductory lecture
Teaching on Campus
2 Hour(s)
Participation in library information
Other in classroom
8 Hour(s)
Participation in seminars 4 x 2 hours
Prepare for teaching
40 Hour(s)
Preparation for seminars
Group work / Assignments
80 Hour(s)
Preparation for hand-ins during the semester
Student's own work with learning resources
265 Hour(s)
Thesis work
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.