BBAN5000 - Master Thesis - Major in Business Anlytics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master Thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master Thesis 100/100

Course content

The Master's thesis shall be the student's final exam. The thesis must satisfy requirements for relevance and is expected to provide new knowledge which is oriented towards specific goals or applications. The student shall follow the guidelines given in the document "Guidance for Master's thesis" and information given on the NTNU intranet page for the subject. (Blackboard)

Learning outcome


The student:

  • Has a deep insight into the problem raised in the master's thesis.
  • Has insight into the theory that is relevant to the problem.
  • Has insight into the research method necessary to analyze his/her specific problem.


The student:

  • Can formulate a problem,
  • Can search for and review relevant literature,
  • Can choose analysis method
  • Can conduct analyses and draw conclusions.

General Competence

The student:

  • Can plan and carry out a major investigation work within the given timeframe and resource frameworks.
  • Can conduct an independent, limited research project under supervision in line with current research ethical norms.

Learning methods and activities

The Master's thesis should be an independent work under supervision. The supervisor is assigned after submission of a project-idea by the student. The Master's thesis is written alone or with a fellow student (ie max 2 students).

It is mandatory to participate on two supervision-seminars which includes the presentation of the master thesis work during the semester. At the first seminar, students will present issues with suggestions for design, methodology, reference literature and data base. At the second seminar, students will present their preliminary results.

Further on evaluation

The exam in compulsory courses, as well as the necessary exams in the main profile and method must be passed by the registration deadline of 1 February. Students can apply for exemption from the prerequisite knowledge requirement if they lack credits. The application must be grounded.

Submission: End of May. The date is set by October 1. If special causes arise (e.g. illness), students can apply for a postponement until 31 August of the same year.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Economics and Business Administration (ØAMSC)

Required previous knowledge

BMET4000, BBOA4000

The course is only available to students admitted to the Master's Program in Economics and Administration at NTNU School of Business.

Course materials

Relevant articles and material of your choice, specified in the list of references of the thesis.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 3
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Term no.: 4
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
NTNU Business School


Examination arrangement: Master Thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Master Thesis 100/100 INSPERA
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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