BTH 3116 Bachelor Thesis - Brand Strategy - RE-SIT EXAMINATION

BTH 3116 Bachelor Thesis - Brand Strategy - RE-SIT EXAMINATION

Course code: 
BTH 3116
Course coordinator: 
Tarje Børsum Gaustad
Course name in Norwegian: 
Bacheloroppgave - Merkevarestrategi - KONTINUASJONSEKSAMEN
Product category: 
Bachelor Specialisations HSMI
2023 Spring
2024 Spring
Active status: 
Re-sit exam
Level of study: 
Resit exam semesters: 
2023 Spring
2024 Spring
Resit exam info

A re-sit exam will be offered in spring 2023, and the last time in spring 2024.

Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester

This bachelor thesis will, in combination with the course BST 3115 Brand strategy, 15 credits represent a specialization in the field of 30 credits. Students at the Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management or Retail Management that has this combination will be writing on specialization in their final diploma.

Specialization in Brand strategy aims to give students the skills to work with tasks within organizations, advertising - and media agencies.

The thesis is a major independent study where students will show that they can relate to a theme and take overall responsibility to analyze this in a good way. The thesis is an obligatory part of the program. Thesis is written individually or in groups of up to three students, where the group is recommended.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Students will be able to demonstrate basic understanding of the classical models and theories in the discipline. By being able to apply them to the show for giving basic understanding of the branding process. Students should demonstrate an understanding of how to plan and implement the independent investigation work.

Learning outcomes - Skills

Students will work with the thesis be able to apply the theories in their own work. They will collect their own data, and be able to analyze them. This means that students must demonstrate that they can analyze products, markets and consumer groups.
Through the Bachelor's thesis builds student skills in drawing implications of the analysis in the form of conclusions and recommendations of the product / service.

General Competence

Students will see the totality of the subject, and be able to see the subject in a social perspective. This means that one can see the importance of discipline in society and vice versa. By the knowledge and skills students have acquired through working with thesis, they also have acquired a healthy ethical awareness in relation to the subject of branding and what influence this field has.

Course content

Thesis topic should be chosen, and must be based on the overall topic of brand strategy.

Teaching and learning activities

Students are expected to take personal responsibility for the work of the Bachelor thesis. Therefore requires counseling and seminars that students do work in advance as the basis for discussions and guidance.

Students will fill out a registration form where the theme is stated. Then the students are assigned supervisor. The course is conducted over one semester and includes seminars and tutorials. Please see guidelines for writing Bachelor thesis. 

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

It offers up to 3 hours of individual supervision for each task. Seminar instruction is mandatory.Students who have not participated in the seminars and / or has not supplied documentation must expect to be invited for an oral hearing.

Quantitative analysis software relevant to the thesis, will be Qualtrics, SPSS or JMP.

Software tools
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".
Additional information

It is not necessary to have contact with the manufacturer and / or the supplier of the brand the student chooses to write about. The analysis to be undertaken to deal with the consumer, not business to business.


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

Students must have basic knowledge of consumer behavior, marketing communication, marketing management and social science methods. Students must also have completed the specialization course in Brand strategy. Students must master the computer program JMP or SPSS.

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Group/Individual (1 - 3)
1 Semester(s)
Exam code: 
Grading scale: 
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Student workload
2 Hour(s)
Participation in the introductory lecture
2 Hour(s)
Participation in the library's information
Seminar groups
8 Hour(s)
Participation in seminars 4 x 2 hours
Prepare for teaching
40 Hour(s)
Preparation for seminars
Group work / Assignments
345 Hour(s)
Working with Bachelor Thesis
Feedback activities and counselling
3 Hour(s)
Guidance fot 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.