BTH 1704 Bachelor Thesis - Logistics Management / Supply Chain Management

BTH 1704 Bachelor Thesis - Logistics Management / Supply Chain Management

Course code: 
BTH 1704
Accounting, Auditing and Business Analytics
Course coordinator: 
Eirill Bø
Product category: 
Bachelor Specialisations HSØA
2020 Spring
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Course type: 
One semester

In combination with the course BST 1703 Logistics Leadership – Supply Chain Management, 15 credits, this Bachelor Thesis will represent a specialization of 30 credits in the field of Logistics. Students from Bachelor of Marketing or Bachelor of Business Administrion wil get an inscription on their Diploma specifying their specailisztions.

Theh Bachelor thesis is a major independent project in which students will demonstrate that they can enter a issue in the logistics discipline and resolve this in an integrated and effective way. Bachelor thesis is a mandatory part of the programme, and can be written in groups of two or three students. In special cases, a student may be granted to do individual work.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After completed Bacheloer Thesis students should have:

  • Acquired an understanding of the reality of logistics in business
  • An understanding of the significance of the different roles in the value chain
  • Demostrated an understanding for the business’s position in the value chainx
Learning outcomes - Skills

Students will be able to prepare a written report on an actual logistical problem connected to a specific company and they shall be able to present a suggested solution which can be related to the whole theoretical logistic framework.

General Competence
  • Students will be trained so that they can make contact with a firm and establish relevant interest to carry out the bachelor exercise 
  • Students will be trained to interpret and understand a problem from a theoretical background
Course content

The students themselves are responsible for finding a relevant subject in the field of Logistics to write about in their Bachelor thesis.

Teaching and learning activities

Students are expected to take an independent approach to this study. It is therefore expected that students prepare their work as the basis for discussion ahead of the seminars. 

Students are obliged to state their chosen study subject on their registration form, of which they will be assigned a tutor. The course duration is one semester including common lectures, 3 seminars and tuoring. Students are supposed to be prepared for lectures and seminars, so that thei can take active part in class by presenting orhand in material. Please see guidelines for writing Bachelor thesis. 

Up to three hours of tutoring is offered each group of students collaborating on the same Bachelor thesis. The seminars are mandatory and students not attending and does not participate according to curriculum must be prepared for oral hearing.

Eviews and other relevant programs will be used for data analysis. Information searches in data bases and on the internet will be central to the exercise.

Software tools

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

Required prerequisite knowledge

The course requires BST 1703 Logistic Leadership – Supply Chain Management or equivalent.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
Grading scale:
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Exam code:BTH17041
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching16Hour(s)Participation in public lectures 2 x 8 hour
Other in classroom2Hour(s)Participation in library information
Other in classroom6Hour(s)Participation in seminars, 3 x 2 hours
Prepare for teaching30Hour(s)Preparation for seminars
Submission(s)80Hour(s)Work with submissions
Group work / Assignments263Hour(s)Working with Bachelor thesis
Counselling3Hour(s) Supervision
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:16 Hour(s)
Comment:Participation in public lectures 2 x 8 hour
Workload activity:Other in classroom
Duration:2 Hour(s)
Comment:Participation in library information
Workload activity:Other in classroom
Duration:6 Hour(s)
Comment:Participation in seminars, 3 x 2 hours
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:30 Hour(s)
Comment:Preparation for seminars
Workload activity:Submission(s)
Duration:80 Hour(s)
Comment:Work with submissions
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:263 Hour(s)
Comment:Working with Bachelor thesis
Workload activity:Counselling
Duration:3 Hour(s)
Comment: Supervision
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.