IBES1930 Master Level Research Tutorial (3 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


The seminar prepares students for scientific work in their Master's Thesis and provides insights into the scientific literature. This includes writing of a theme analysis and a research plan and constructive review of others' work. The students will receive counseling in how to formulate appropriate research questions, build a solid research setting, select suitable theories and develop a research plan for their master thesis.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the nature of scientific dialogue
- Indentify a research area of interest
- Form appropriate research questions for a Master’s thesis
- Form a theoretical framework for a Master’s thesis
- Justify the choice of the research methods of their own Master’s thesis
- Identify features related to analyzing acquired empirical data
- Take part in academic discussions as presenters, peer students and commentators
- Produce a theme analysis and a research plan

Additional information

Academic year II. In the mandatory major subject courses of the IBE programme there is required attendance of 80% of all lecture hours.

Description of prerequisites

The students should have completed the majority of courses of the Master’s Degree Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Topic analysis, research plan. Active participation in the seminar.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail