Bachelor's Thesis IB

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB737B10
Vaknaam Bachelor's Thesis IB
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II (and semester I)
ECTS 10
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Bachelor's Thesis IB
Leerdoelen Upon completing the course, students are able to:
•Analyze and integrate different perspectives on the chosen subject
•Identify a relevant problem, based on existing literature and/or management practice
•Develop a research design to solve a defined problem
•Apply theoretical concepts and (if needed) empirical analysis to real-life problems
•Write a structured and balanced report in which the conclusions are based on critical reflection and sound argumentation
Omschrijving A week before the start of the semester, several themes are announced on Nestor. After the introduction lecture, students hand in their theme preferences and are assigned to a theme and an associated supervisor, on the basis of preferences and previous study performance. Within the theme that students have been assigned to, they identify a relevant problem. Next, students develop a research design and conduct their research individually. The theme’s supervisor sets intermediate deadlines, organizes a series of workshops and individual meetings, which allow all students to regularly discuss their thesis setup, progress and preliminary research results. Thus, they receive regular feedback both from their peers and the theme’s supervisor. At the end of the semester the students submit their bachelor’s thesis, which is a structured and balanced report that critically analyzes a relevant problem and discusses the research findings and their implications.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm afstudeeropdracht
(Individual supervision, group supervision)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en)
(Individual assignment (students conduct individual research, supervision takes place during workshops/tutorials. If students do not meet intermediate deadlines and/or are absent at workshops and meetings, they can be denied supervision))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator mr. drs. H.A. Ritsema
Docent(en) and others ,dr. R.W. de Vries , T.J. Kooijenga ,dr. B.J.W. Pennink ,drs. C.I. Quispel ,drs. A. Visscher ,dr. G.B.W. Willenborg
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Theme-related literature, provided by supervisors
Entreevoorwaarden 120 ECTS of the Bachelor programme IB(60 ECTS of the 1st year courses and 60 ECTS of 2nd and/or 3rd year courses). Double degree students must have 40 ECTS of BSc IB courses. Students must have an approved study programme (application through Progress 6 weeks before the start of the BA thesis project). Students must be registered for the course on Progress.
Opmerkingen The course is offered in semesters I and II, each time during the whole semester. It is not allowed to stay abroad while writing the thesis.
For more information please contact I. van Est, r.van.est@rug.nl, phone; +31 50 363 6692.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc International Business/IB  (basisprogramma BSc IB) 3 semester II verplicht
DD BSc IB - ITB, Bandung (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Bandung) 2 semester I verplicht
DD BSc IB - KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux (4-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor studenten uit Bordeaux) 4 semester II verplicht
DD BSc IB - KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux (4-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor studenten van FEB) 4 semester II verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Yogyakarta) 2 semester I verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 2 semester I verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (2-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 2 semester II verplicht