Courses Master Display 2023-2024

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Course title Writing a Master's Thesis Proposal: BISS (5.0 ECTS)
Course code EBS4040
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Pass / Fail
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
S1 4-9-2023 26-1-2024 C
Level Advanced
Coordinator Roselinde Kessels
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Language of instruction English
The objective of the skills training is to successfully start working on your master thesis and plan the road ahead so that we can assign a thesis supervisor to your thesis project. After having completed the skills training you should have a clear idea on:
* The research topic of your master thesis;
* The research question that you will investigate;
* The research approaches that you can use to collect/analyze data and/or to develop a decision making tool;
* The specific quantitative methods required to realize the research project.
For this purpose, the skills training consists of two key elements:
1. Developing a research proposal. This can be done through literature and self-study or consultation with a potential thesis supervisor;
2. Lectures that provide you with more information about:
* Writing a master thesis in general, e.g., how can you find a topic, what is a typical structure of academic/industrial report, collecting data;
* Quality standards in academic/industrial report writing;
* Approaches in academic research, e.g., empirical studies and validation, modelling, simulations, proof techniques, policy/protocol development, algorithm design, complexity analysis, surveys;
* Ethics aspects and scientific integrity.
This course is in transition.

The following rule applies to master Business Intelligence and Smart Services students who started the programme prior to academic year 2023/24.
Use Ask SBE to register for education and/or the exam, keeping in mind the appropriate deadlines for course/exam registration.

See the Transitional Regulations section in the Master Education and Examination Regulations for more information.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture / Coaching
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Participation / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Transitional Regulations See prerequisites