Master's Thesis IB&M

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM719A20
Vaknaam Master's Thesis IB&M
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II (en semester I)
ECTS 20
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Master's Thesis IB&M
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
1. Identify a research topic in one or more of the knowledge area(s) in International Business and Management.
2. Prepare, execute and evaluate literature searches in the area of International Business and Management and develop and motivate one or more relevant research(able) questions.
3. Set up an adequate research design to address an academic problem / business related problem in the area of International Business and Management.
4. Collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and / or qualitative data with the appropriate techniques.
5. Synthesize findings in proper conclusions and make recommendations for further research
6. Set up a research plan (develop outline, drafts and final version) and manage an adequate time schedule to successfully complete the research project.
7. Communicate in written and oral form the relevant research findings and defend all elements of the research to an audience of experts.
8. Critically reflect on own work/learning process/weak and strong points.
Omschrijving The master thesis is the final element of the MSc programme in International Business and Management. The thesis should reflect an original (but manageable) piece of research which is conducted according to scientific standards and focused on knowledge creation. It should be based on existing theoretical insights as well as a piece of new empirical research. The empirical research may either be based on a case study, a database or existing survey. The central task of the thesis project is that students themselves are responsible for selecting the research topic and for setting up their research programme. Supervisors have a coaching and reflective role. Students should propose a topic (or shortlist of possible topics) or a managerial problem within the IB&M subject area during the course Research Seminar for IB&M. In consultation with the thesis coordinator, a staff member is asked to supervise the thesis.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm afstudeeropdracht, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm individuele beoordeling
(Individual grading by supervisor and referent.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator mr. drs. H.A. Ritsema
Docent(en) several lecturers
Entreevoorwaarden Approved MSc programme and at least 20 credits of the MSc IB&M programme (including Research Seminar) completed.
Opmerkingen This course is offered in both semester I and semester II. Students should enroll for this module in Progress in the semester prior to the start of the project (i.e., simultaneously with the enrollment for the Research Seminar).Students should take notice of the Faculty regulations regarding the Master programme as well as the Manuals for Research Seminar and Master Theses for IB&M.
Secretary: gem.feb@rug.nl phone + 31 50 363 3458, room DUI 536
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (basisprogramma MSc IB&M) 1 semester II verplicht