BTH 3620 Bachelor Thesis - Business Administration
This course applies for all students in the (Norwegian) Bachelor of Business Administration programme who have not selected an in-depth study topic (30 ECTS).
The bachelor thesis is an independent work in which the student shall address and analyse a problem statement related to business administration. The bachelor thesis is a compulsory part of the programme. It can be written individually or in groups of up to three students, teamwork is recommended.
The students shall learn how to carry out an independent research work within a defined timeframe. The students shall acquire knowledge about the problem statement in the thesis, supported by relevant literature. The students shall also learn what is required in order to fulfil scientific requirements to form and content.
- Be able to identify and select theories and methods that are relevant for the thesis
- Be able to apply essential theories and methods in order to perform analyses in the thesis
- Be able to collect, assess and critically interpret relevant information for the problem to be addressed in the thesis
- Be able to write a thesis that is well-organized and that has a logical structure
The students shall develop the ability of critical reflection, which includes an ability to consider a business problem from various perspectives. The students shall also be ethically conscious of fundamental conflicts of interest and corporate social responsibility.
The theme of the project is of their own choice and must be based on the topics of the programme. A more detailed description of the requirements and frames of the thesis are given in connection with the start-up of the thesis work.
Students are expected to assume independent responsibility for work on their thesis. Supervision and seminars are based on students being prepared so that they can participate actively in discussions and tutorials.
The students must fill in a registration form stating the selected topic. They will then be assigned a supervisor. The course duration is one semester and includes both seminars and tutorials. Please see guidelines for writing Bachelor thesis.
The teaching may include workshops and seminars. For each seminar the students shall prepare and present and/or hand in written material in advance.
Maximum 3 hours of individual supervision is given for each student group. Individuel supervision is extended by 4 hours if seminars and workshops are not offered. Students who have not taken part in individual supervision / seminars must expect to be to be summoned to an oral test.
For theses with quantitative primary data it will be appropriate to use Eviews or other relevant programs for data analysis. Information searches in data bases and on the Internet will be essential for all theses.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification
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.
The thesis is based on knowledge acquired in the programme.
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Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
|100||No||1 Semester(s)||Group/Individual (1 - 3)|
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
|Grouping (size):||Group/Individual (1-3)|
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Prepare for teaching
Group work / Assignments
Feedback activities and counselling
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.