Welcome to the course Master Thesis in Business Administration 15 cr

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Course information

This course is a half-time course given between weeks 36-03.
Name of course

Master Thesis in Business Administration 15 credits

Course code


Application code



Faculty of Education and Business Studies

Course co-ordinator

Maria Fregidou-Malama
E-mail: mma@hig.se

Telephone: +462664 86 87
Daniella Fjellström
E-mail: daniella.fjellstrom@hig.se

Phone: +4626648214

Course administration

Eva Persson

E-mail: studentsupport@hig.se

Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Period for course registration: 26 Augusti - 1 September 2019

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation


Dear student,

You are most welcome to write your thesis during the autumn semester 2019. We look forward cooperating with you!

Enrol your selves on blackboard in the course: Master Thesis in Business Administration HT 19, week 36.

To write a thesis means you have to conduct independent research in a subject you like and want to contribute to with new knowledge. We at the department do research in different subjects and you are welcome to cooperate with us in our projects. To write a thesis you need a partner you can cooperate with. Our first meeting is on September 5th at 9-15. Discuss already now with other students and find a person you want/can cooperate with. It is also very important to think about a company you want to study and if it is possible get in contact with them.

To do the research work you will be assigned a supervisor and an examiner. We start the course work already in September and you will present your research in a seminar in january. The most important issue is to use the time effectively by developing a project plan. Cooperate with your supervisors and send to them the parts you write/finish before meeting him/her to get feedback. Be prepared for the meetings so you know what to ask and to discuss with the supervisor. To write a thesis is very different from studying a course, you need really to do the work by yourself but the supervisor is there to discuss and assists you.

Each supervisor organizes seminars where you the students have to contribute and where your writing will be discussed. We organize the seminars with opponent groups and you must participate in them and learn how to be critical.

On blackboard we upload documents you need to consult i.e. the syllabus, an abstract form you have to follow, a suggested structure of a thesis, a document with the Harvard referencing system, the cover page of the thesis, scientific articles on methodological issues and many

others. You can also find lectures our colleagues will have/had about Thesis writing. Please print and use the documents.

The course plan describes the outcome of the thesis work as follows:

Upon completion of the course students should be able to the following: Knowledge and understanding Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of business studies Demonstrate specialized knowledge in certain areas of the field of business studies Demonstrate knowledge in the current research and development in the field of business studies Demonstrate specialized methodological knowledge in the field of business studies. Competence and skills Autonomously identify and formulate research problems in the field of business studies Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse and deal with complex issues even with limited information Demonstrate skills required to choose, plan and use scientific methods in collecting and analyzing research data in predetermined time frame Demonstrate the ability in critical thinking, independent work, teamwork and research work Demonstrate oral and written communication skills to report and discuss research conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences Demonstrate creativity and learning ability required for participation in doctoral studies, in research and development work or employment and other qualified intellectual work. Judgment and approach Demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the field of research in business studies Demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work Demonstrate insight into the contribution and limitation of research for the literature the society, the management and the individual Demonstrate the ability to identify personal needs for further knowledge and take responsibility for the own learning.

This course is a full time course for ten weeks and gives 15 ECTS credits. We start the work already in September so you get more time to learn how to do the work and to plan for what is needed. Use the time as best you can and cooperate with the other students in the class so you can help each other. We plan the final seminar for the 15th of January 2020. By summarizing, Please read the course plan and the syllabus and ask questions about them in the first meeting. In the course plan you can see what is required of you and also what you will learn during the course period and how you will demonstrate your knowledge. In the syllabus you can read and follow the whole process of the writing.

You are most welcome to the course and good luck!

Dr Maria Fregidou-Malama, mma@hig.se, 026-64 86 87
Dr Daniella Fjellström, daniella.fjellstrom@hig.se

Written exams

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you fail to register you will only be able to sit your exam if there is a n empty place in the exam hall.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

After your course has finished you will be sent a we-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and you comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.

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