VHL 3660 Bachelor thesis in Retail Management - RE-SIT EXAMINATION

VHL 3660 Bachelor thesis in Retail Management - RE-SIT EXAMINATION

Course code: 
VHL 3660
Accounting and Operations Management
Course coordinator: 
Eirill Bø
Course name in Norwegian: 
Bacheloroppgave i Retail Management - KONTINUASJONSEKSAMEN
Product category: 
Bachelor of Retail Management - Programme Courses
2023 Spring
Active status: 
Re-sit exam
Level of study: 
Resit exam semesters: 
2023 Spring
2024 Spring
Resit exam info

The course was last completed in the spring of 2022. A re-sit examination will be offered in the spring of 2023, and the last time in the spring of 2024.

Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester

The thesis is a major independent study where students must demonstrate that they can go into an issue and take sole responsibility for the project.
The independent term paper is a mandatory part of the programme. The term paper is written in groups of two to three students, who collaborate. Sometimes a student can be allowed to work alone.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Acquired knowledge

The learning objective is part of an educational framework that says what students should know to be able to develop the bachelor's thesis. The learning goal must be consistent with the overall learning goals of the programme defined by the Associate
Dean. Overall learning goals are specified in the student handbook under the curriculum for each programme.

The students must demonstrate knowledge and understanding within their special field that is supported by textbooks, but also skills developed during the previous coursework in the program. Furthermore the students must show knowledge and understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods. In short: know concepts, contexts, theories / models.

Learning outcomes - Skills

It is expected that the students are able to apply their knowledge and understanding in a professional manner through argumentation, and solve problems within the selected subject (application of theory and method). In addition they must demonstrate the ability to work independently on a project, both individually and as a participants in a group and have skills in project management. Students should search, collect, evaluate and critically interpret the relevant information (data) about a research problem (present and discuss the results).

General Competence

The student should consider different perspectives and angles with respect to relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects. It is expected that the students show the capacity to learn by identifying a need for further knowledge and to develop their skills.

Course content

Students are responsible for finding a topic or problem area that is suitable for their bachelor's thesis within the framework of their chosen field of study.

Teaching and learning activities

Students have to fill out a registration form where they describe the chosen subject. Then students will have a supervisor. The course is conducted over one semester and includes seminars and tutorials.

The course includes four workshops, usually with four student groups present. In connection with each seminar the students normally prepare and / or submit material in advance.
Up to 3 hours of individual counselling are offered for each student group.

Seminar teaching is mandatory.

Students who have not participated in the seminars and / or failed to submit documentation must expect to be invited for an oral hearing.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Please find more details about writing a Bachelor Thesis at atbi.no


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.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Students must have a thorough knowledge of the chosen field of research. They must also have basic knowledge in social science methodology.
The thesis must meet academic requirements of form and content. A detailed description of the learning objectives is distributed at the start of the course.

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Group/Individual (1 - 3)
1 Semester(s)
Bachelor thesis. The thesis is evaluated by an internal and external examiners. Students may be required to oral hearing to defend the thesis. The thesis should be among 40 pages + possible attachments.
Exam code: 
Grading scale: 
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Student workload
4 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
40 Hour(s)
41 Hour(s)
Seminar groups
8 Hour(s)
Participation in seminars (4 x 2 hours)
Group work / Assignments
4 Hour(s)
Participate in your workshop library and methodology workshop
Student's own work with learning resources
300 Hour(s)
Feedback activities and counselling
3 Hour(s)
Guidance for the Bacheor 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.