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Master's Thesis

Module name (EN): Master´s Thesis
Degree programme: Leisure, Sports, Tourism Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2014
Module code: MFSTM-420
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: -
ECTS credits: 22
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Master´s thesis (Can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MFSTM-420 Leisure, Sports, Tourism Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2014, semester 4, mandatory course
The total student study time for this course is 660 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Rockenbauch
Dozenten des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to do the following within the given period:
_ They will be able to work on their research approaches in the field of leisure, sports and tourism management using scientific methods,
_ Students will be able to independently gather, evaluate and use information in a targeted manner,
_ They will be able to form and independently test their own working hypotheses,
_ They will be able to apply the theoretical, methodological and argumentative skills acquired during their studies,
_ Students will be able to analyze complex facts (networked thinking) and describe and evaluate them appropriately using the correct scientific terminology (reduction of complexity and pyramid principle),
_ They will be able to develop, present and supply recommendations for action, suggestions for improvement and practicable solutions,
_ They will be able to scientifically substantiate and formulate their research findings in writing and document key results using modern presentation techniques, as well as present them to the group (and third parties, if necessary).

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Module content:
The Master´s thesis is a special type of examination. The Master´s thesis is based on carefully selected study content or main areas of study that must be agreed upon between the student and his/her thesis supervisor. Students have 16 weeks to write their thesis. With regard to content, the thesis should deal with a complex topic from the field of leisure, sports and tourism management.

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Teaching methods/Media:
_ Supervised self-organized scientific work

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Recommended or required reading:
_ Depends on the respective topic
_ Information on introductory literature can be found in the respective module description under "Recommended prerequisites"
_ Guidelines for writing academic papers from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
_ Specialist literature on scientific work, e.g. Kornmeier, Martin, Wissenschaftstheorie und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten - Eine Einführung für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, 2007
_ Minto, B., Das Pyramiden-Prinzip _ Logisches Denken und Formulieren, Econ,  Düsseldorf, 1993 (Urheberin und Ex-McKinsey)

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