Courses Master Display 2020-2021

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Course title Writing a Master's Thesis Proposal: IB- Entrepreneurship & SME Management
Course code EBS4018
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment Pass / Fail
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
S1 31-8-2020 22-1-2021 C
S2 1-2-2021 2-7-2021 C
Level Advanced
Coordinator Boris Lokshin
For more information: b.lokshin@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
The objectives of this skills course are twofold. First, it aims to provide students with a tool-kit for writing a master thesis proposal. A good proposal, supported by a supervisor, is a first step in the entire process and is absolutely essential for an eventual success with the thesis. Second, the skills course will help students anticipate pitfalls in the process of writing a thesis and learn how to detect avoidable problems early.
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

Regarding the first objective of the course, more specifically, the students should be able to:
• Conduct a literature search, and identify a specific research gap
• Critically assess (quality of) the literature
• Formulate a conceptual model
• Identify relevant data sources
• Select an appropriate design and methodology for the chosen research question
Literature
Academic articles on scientific writing.
Prerequisites
No specific prerequisites
Teaching methods Lecture
Assessment methods Final Paper / Attendance
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master International Business - Entrepreneurship and Business Development Thesis