The purpose of the Master Thesis is to write an academic study about concrete practical or theoretical project in the field of management, as a rule with a consulting focus. Students will demonstrate their ability to work on an economic or management problem, applying an academic methodology. The topic will normally be practically oriented and help the student to enlarge or deepen his or her profile, esp. with regard to a future employment.
This module aims to assist students to identify issues within their programme to investigate with the use of appropriate research methods. Activities will include a literature search, the collection and analysis data (primary and/or secondary data) and the preparation of a Master thesis.
The colloquium will be held after the students have handed in their thesis and after the thesis has been assessed. In the colloquium, each student will have to justify his or her thesis. The colloquium consists of the student’s presentation of the major aspects of the thesis, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The overall objective of the colloquium is to check the student’s understanding of his or her thesis, the methodology the student used and the ability to interpret the outcomes of the Master Thesis. Moreover, the student has to demonstrate that he or she is able to identify and present the main results of his or her thesis in a compresses manner. The student demonstrates his or her ability to present major findings of a broader research and to discuss business and economics topics on an academic level.