BOKO6000 - Master Thesis in Digital Economy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master Thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The topic and research question for the master's thesis should be relevant to technology management and digital transformation as a subject area. Together with the specialisation, the master's thesis constitutes the programme's specialisation. The topic of the thesis and the theory used must therefore be linked to the subject area covered by the specialization. It is considered an advantage that students work with real issues related to their own business. The topic/research question is chosen by the student in consultation with the supervisor. The master's thesis is standardised to about 800 working hours.

Learning outcome


The students - has in-depth, research-based knowledge within a limited field of study.


The students - can carry out an independent research or development project using relevant theories and methods, and in accordance with ethical norms for research.

General Competence:

The students - can link research-based knowledge to their own organizational experience in a way that demonstrates the ability for independent analytical reflection.

Learning methods and activities

Early in the semester, a project plan must be established that must be approved by the supervisor. The master's thesis can be written individually or in groups of up to three members. If a group thesis is written, the individual's contribution must correspond to an individual master's thesis with regard to work effort and scope. The student is assigned a supervisor from the academic environment responsible for the specialisation chosen by the student. In cases where there are several departments involved in the specialization, the topic of the thesis, as described in the application, will determine which department is responsible for supervising the student. Consideration may also be given to assigning a supervisor from another department and/or an external co-supervisor if the topic of the thesis so warrants.

In cases where an external co-supervisor is appointed, it is nevertheless the department at NTNU that has the overall academic responsibility. The master's thesis must be submitted within one calendar year after start-up. The agreement with NTNU can be extended once, by one semester, without justification or documentation.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project outline

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activity: Approved project plan

The project plan must contain the research question, central topics in the thesis, choice of method and progress plan. This will typically build on the submitted research outline in the course PK6401.


Students are entitled to up to 30 hours of supervision limited to two semesters. The number of hours includes both direct conference / supervision with the student and pre- and post-work for the supervisor. A separate agreement must be entered into and signed by the student, supervisor and department. The course is part of NTNU's further education programme, and has a course fee. See NTNU Videre's website

In the case of a group thesis, the group chooses individual or joint assessment of the master's thesis. At the start of the work on the master's thesis, a written agreement must be entered into between the department, supervisor and student. Students who are going to write a group assignment must also enter into a written agreement about this. A separate agreement form is used.

The master's thesis must be submitted in NTNU's exam system Inspera Assessment.

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

Admission to the study programme: Technology Management and Digital Transformation (MTDO) is required

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Technology Management and Digital Transformation (MTDO)

Required previous knowledge

Completed basic and specialization module.

Course materials

Not specified syllabus.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
NTNU Business School

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


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.

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