Courses Master Display 2014-2015

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Course title Writing a Master's Thesis Proposal: IB-Acc, Contr., IM + BI
Course code EBS4011
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment None
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 12-1-2015 23-1-2015 -
6 15-6-2015 26-6-2015 -
Level Advanced
Coordinator Mark Vluggen, Annelies Renders
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Language of instruction English
After completing this skills training, you will a) have better knowledge about research methods available for your Master’s thesis project, and b) have completed an own initial research proposal for your Master’s thesis, including a detailed project plan. This will give you a 'flying start' on your Master’s thesis project. If your initial research proposal is graded ‘sufficient’ you will a) pass the skills training, and b) be assigned to a thesis supervisor, who will provide you with detailed feedback on your ideas and offer further guidance.
The skills training consists of several mandatory lectures. In the first lecture, the thesis coordinator of the department Accounting and Information Management will provide you with relevant background information about the thesis, including how to find a suitable topic, how to formulate an interesting and workable problem statement, how to impose a structure by formulating sub questions, and how to report on an initial review of the literature. The subsequent lectures will provide an overview of available research methods as well as statistical tools and techniques required to collect, analyze and interpret data.
Parallel to these lectures students independently develop an initial research proposal for their Master’s thesis.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Presentation / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper
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 Track Accountancy Accountancy
Master International Business Track Accounting & Control Accounting & Control
Master International Business Track Controlling Controlling
Master International Business Track Information Management and Business Intelligence Information Management & Business Intelligence