Master’s Thesis TOM

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM766B20
Vaknaam Master’s Thesis TOM
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II (en I)
ECTS 20
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Master’s Thesis TOM
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 Technology and 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. In the Master Technology and Operations Management, research themes will be formulated. Groups of students with a similar theme will be supervised by a lecturer in group meetings in a structured way following deadlines set by the faculty.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm gecombineerde hoor-/werkcolleges
(group supervision, individual supervision)
Toetsvorm individuele beoordeling
(written thesis and oral defence)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. N.B. Szirbik
Docent(en) dr. J.A.C. Bokhorst ,dr. ir. S. Fazi , Individual supervisor ,dr. N.B. Szirbik
Entreevoorwaarden 20 ECTS of the TOM Master programme courses and completed CITI modules. Students need to apply for a master thesis theme. Students are allocated to a theme of their preference as much as possible.
Opmerkingen This course can be taken in period 1.1/1.2 and 2.1/2.2.

Secretary office: Dui-634
Phone: 050-3637491
E-mail: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM  (basisprogramma MSc TOM) 1 semester II verplicht