Master’s Thesis TOM-DD Newcastle

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM028A30
Vaknaam Master’s Thesis TOM-DD Newcastle
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I (voorbereiding Master's Thesis start in semester II, jaar 1)
ECTS 30
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Master’s Thesis TOM-DD Newcastle
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. formulate a problem definition and related research questions
2. indicate the academic and societal relevance and innovative character of research projects
3. critically discuss and use scientific literature to identify a research gap and build arguments
4. propose a research design by selecting in a concise manner the appropriate research methods needed to effectively address research questions
5. design and plan a research project
6. perform the actual investigation of a research problem
7. draw conclusions, make recommendations, generalise findings and identify limitations of the research
8. report on the project by means of a research proposal, an academic paper and presentations
9. reflect on the research process and product
Omschrijving With the Master thesis you give proof of your academic ability. This last phase of the study offers you the opportunity to produce an academic piece of work in the area of Operations Management and to explore this area in depth. In your thesis, you demonstrate and report in a systematic, objective and verifiable way, on the knowledge you have acquired and contributions you made in line with academic research.
Writing a clear research proposal is the first essential step in this course. Guidance is offered related to all components of a successful scientific proposal, such as defining the problem definition and research questions, stating the significance of the research, critically discuss the literature, selecting and motivating the appropriate research design to answer the research questions, and planning of the project. The next step is to actually undertake the research (collect, analyse, and interpret quantitative and/or qualitative data with appropriate techniques) and draw conclusions, make recommendations, generalise findings and identify limitations. You will report on all aspects mentioned by means of a master thesis and presentations. For this course, a set of research themes will be formulated.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm gecombineerde hoor-/werkcolleges
(Group supervision and individual supervision)
Toetsvorm individuele beoordeling
(written thesis and oral defence)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. N.B. Szirbik
Docent(en) dr. J.A.C. Bokhorst , Individual supervisor ,dr. N.B. Szirbik
Entreevoorwaarden 20 EC of the Double Degree Master programme courses.
Opmerkingen Staff from the University of Groningen and staff from the Newcastle University are involved in the supervision of Dual Award dissertations. You will be allocated two supervisors, one from each institution. Your lead supervisor will usually be at the institution where you have selected to be based for the dissertation. In the first semester, supervisors from Groningen will formulate initial research themes (and projects) for which they are the lead supervisors. The supervisors from Newcastle will discuss possible research topics with you, for which they will be the lead supervisors. You will then first decide where you want to be based for the dissertation. The final allocation of students to projects/supervisors, is done early in semester IIa. Next, students start to write their research proposal in Groningen in IIa and will finish it in IIb. During part of the summer and in the first semester of the second year, students will perform the actual research, full-time.

Secretary office: Dui-634
Phone: 050-3637491
E-mail: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
DD MSc TOM – NUBS, Newcastle (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma) 2 semester I verplicht