BØKLED4 - Bachelors thesis - Economics and Business Administration


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor thesis 100/100 A

Course content

Preferably, students should choose projects from a portfolio presented by local businesses and academic staff. If project ideas from regional companies require cooperation on the business location, campus students or part-time students living in the region will have priority. Additionally, students may present own project ideas in cooperation with external partners for acceptance.

The projects must have the course portfolio from the student's study program as a starting point.
Still, students from other study programmes as Engineering or Technology Design and Management can participate in groups on this project work related to Economics and Business Administration. It might be necessary to make some special arrangements to meet different requirements, but this will be worked out.

Learning outcome

The Bachelor Dissertation completes the student's programme of studies and integrates important components from the course portfolio. At the end of the course period, the student has:
- about theory on a chosen area from the course portfolio
- about scientific methods
- about the state of the art in their chosen field.
- Develop and plan how to carry out the work related to a significant research & development-problem
- Analytically reflect on own empirical data, consider possible solutions and bring forward a chosen solution to the problem.
- Identify and evaluate relevant literature that is needed to
solve the case
- Ability to carry out, document and communicate the results from the project work according to an academic standard
General competence:
- Have insight into ethical challenges that are relevant for the chosen problem
- Have awareness about how the research problem and project work may have an effect in a broader perspective.

Learning methods and activities

There are no ordinary lectures in this course. Still, there will be a few short seminars to share general information that is relevant for the whole group.

Students will cooperate in groups, mainly 3 participants- but 2 can be accepted. Each group are offered up to 7 hours of tutoring during the project periode, and in addition feedback on one draft.

Students at the part-time program are encouraged to work in groups of 2 or 3 participants, but individual work can be accepted according to student's application.

Compulsory works :
Application for project idea and group members
Project description
Individual reflection paper

Oral presentation is a part of the assessment in the course. Campus students have to be present during all the oral presentations as a compulsory work.
Part-time students have to be present the whole day their own oral presentation is scheduled (a minimum) as part of their compulsory work.

All compulsory works have to be passed.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

About the assessment:
Written report with abstract in Norwegian and English. The report must be signed by all group members and uploaded before deadline to be evaluated.

Additionally, an oral presentation of the project is required. From this, the examiners may calibrate the preliminary grade on the written project +/- one grade, and the official grade is decided. Anyhow, the student must pass written report (better than F) to meet for oral presentation.

Two examiners evaluate each project, and at least one is an external examiner.

At the start of the semester, more guidelines about the course is presented on Blackboard.

About continuation:
If the bachelor course is not passed, the student/s may perform an improved dissertation by the end of the next semester as a re-sit. In this case, 5 hours of tutoring is offered.

Later, the student/s must carry out a new bachelorproject according to
ordinary rules in the course description at the time for re-sit.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Business Administration (BØA)
Business Administration, part-time (BØKLED-F)

Required previous knowledge

The students must have earned 105 ECTS before Sept.01. in the fall semester where the bachelor work starts.

For campus students these ECTS must be earned during semesters 1-4, and include passed exams in REA1151 Mathematics for economists (7,5 ECTS), REA1152 Statistics for economists (7,5 ECTS) and SMF2292 Methods in Social Sciences (7,5 ECTS).

For part-time students these ECTS must be earned during semester 1-6, and include the same passed courses as mentioned above.

Course materials

The literature will mainly depend on the chosen topic for the project.

In general, this literature gives useful guidance:
- A. Johannessen, L. Christoffersen og P. A. Tufte. Forskningsmetode for økonomisk-administrative fag, ISBN: 9788279353195
- R. Hammervold. En kort innføring i SPSS: Anvendelser innen multivariate statstikk. ISBN: 9788251928847
- M. Stene. Vitenskapelig forfatterskap. ISBN: 9788246300252
- H. Westhagen m.flere. Prosjektarbeid: Utviklings- og endringskompetanse. ISBN: 9788205383616

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Bachelor thesis (1) 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Muntlig: 7.-9. juni

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