EXP 2400 Bachelor Thesis in International Management

EXP 2400 Bachelor Thesis in International Management

Course code: 
EXP 2400
Department: 
Marketing
Credits: 
15
Course coordinator: 
Morten Høie Abrahamsen
Course name in Norwegian: 
Bachelor Thesis in International Management
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Internasjonal Management- Programme Courses
Semester: 
2021 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The bachelor thesis is a large independent body of work, where the students demonstrate that they can relate to a business problem and perform a valid analysis of this based on insights gained from the course topics. The bachelor thesis bridges theory and practice and intends to train students how to plan and execute larger projects with limited resources and a short time frame. Moreover, students learn how to argue convincingly for their analysis and recommendations through oral and written presentation.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The bachelor thesis project aims at developing in-depth knowledge by applying theories from the course topics to problems companies face when operating in a global business environment.  

Learning outcomes - Skills

The bachelor project is intended to give the students training in planning and executing a research project in a group within a limited time period, and report their findings in a non-Norwegian language. The students will learn how to identify theories and methods relevant to the thesis, how to use central theories and methods to perform an analysis of the chosen topic and how to gather, evaluate and critically interpret information relevant to their research problem. The process shall comply with scientific methods of data collection, analysis and reporting.

General Competence

The students should develop ability for critical reflection, and how to evaluate an issue within the field of international management from different perspectives. The students should also be aware of ethical conflicts and issues relating to their research problem.

Course content

The bachelor project aims at developing in-depth knowledge by applying the theories from course topics to problems companies face when operating in a global business environment. The project is subject to the approval of the advisor of the host university.

Teaching and learning activities

The bachelor project is organised in groups of 3-4 students, the composition of which is to be approved by the host university on behalf of BI Norwegian Business School. The host school will appoint an academic advisor for each group. The advisor is normally a member of the school’s academic staff. The work is expected to be independent, including negotiations with companies for assignments, selection of literature, choice of methods of discovery, information gathering, analysis, and presentation of results.

Evaluation is primarily based on the written report. The grade can be adjusted by the performance on the oral presentation and defence of the project at the discretion of the host university.

More information abouth the thesis (in norwegian) https://portal.bi.no/eksamen-og-oppgave/oppgaveskriving/bacheloroppgave/.

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

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Covid-19

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.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The course is built upon the content of the programme.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
EXP 24001
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)Resit will be offered on demand
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Resit will be offered on demand
Exam code: EXP 24001
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)
Attendance at the introductory lecture
Teaching on Campus
2 Hour(s)
Attendance at information session provided by the library
Seminar groups
8 Hour(s)
Attendance at seminars - 4 x 2 hours
Prepare for teaching
40 Hour(s)
Preparation for seminars
Submission(s)
80 Hour(s)
Work on hand-ins during the course
Group work / Assignments
265 Hour(s)
Work on the Bachelor Thesis
Feedback activities and counselling
3 Hour(s)
Guidance for the Bachelor thesis
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.