GRA 1920 Master Thesis in Accounting and Auditing

GRA 1920 Master Thesis in Accounting and Auditing

Course code: 
GRA 1920
Department: 
Accounting, Auditing and Business Analytics
Credits: 
30
Course coordinator: 
Erlend Kvaal
Product category: 
Master
Portfolio: 
Master Thesis
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

This is a course description for the master thesis in accounting and auditing for students admitted in autumn 2017 and later. This student group follow a research methodology course where registration of topic and methodology for the master thesis are included in the autumn semester of the second year.

A master's degree includes an independent written work of minimum 30 ECTS (Master Regulation Section 6).

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Students shall learn to identify and formulate a research question within a relevant discipline and choose an appropriate method for analysis.

Learning outcomes - Skills

The work with the master thesis shall endow the students with skills to carry out an independent research within relevant disciplines.

General Competence

Students shall learn to consider critically whether a study provides an answer to the research questions stated.

Course content

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Teaching and learning activities

As a main rule the master thesis is to be written in groups of two students. Students wishing to write the master thesis on their own must apply specifically and explain why. The work on the master thesis usually starts with the research methods course which is given in the 3rd term.

In connection with the research methodology course, the students must submit and have approved a first outline of the master thesis. This first outline is the basis for allocating a supervisor. The associate dean of the programme decides on the supervisor. The further progress of the master thesis is decided on with the supervisor. 10 hours of supervision is normal for a regular master thesis.

The normal submission deadline for the master thesis is the 1st of September after the fourth semester. A postponed submission deadline for the 1st of December may be given upon application. In the case of further delays (without a valid reason), a new study fee will be due.

The master thesis in accounting and auditing may be written in Norwegian or English.

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

All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have spesific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Research methodology course for master in accounting and auditing or another approved methodology course. 

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA 19204
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
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100No1 Semester(s)Group (2 - 2)Master Thesis

For information about re-sit, see Regulations relating to admissions, studies and examinations, chapter 5.

Students doing the Master of Accounting and Auditing who get a D or less on their thesis, can hand in a rewritten thesis. This rewritten thesis will not be allowed a better grade than a C.

An application to rewrite a master thesis should be submitted to the relevant student administration body, who will forward it to the Associate Dean. Please also see information relating to the specific studies at the BI student web portal.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (2-2)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Master Thesis

For information about re-sit, see Regulations relating to admissions, studies and examinations, chapter 5.

Students doing the Master of Accounting and Auditing who get a D or less on their thesis, can hand in a rewritten thesis. This rewritten thesis will not be allowed a better grade than a C.

An application to rewrite a master thesis should be submitted to the relevant student administration body, who will forward it to the Associate Dean. Please also see information relating to the specific studies at the BI student web portal.
Exam code: GRA 19204
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:-
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100