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Bachelor Thesis

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Bachelor Thesis
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IBB-630
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

[updated 25.11.2019]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

IBB-630 (T420-0230) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 6, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
The total student study time for this course is 360 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Petra Garnjost
Dozierende des Studiengangs

[updated 06.03.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
- demonstrate that they are able to independently work on a business problem within a limited period of time,
- formulate a research question,
- analyze relevant academic literature from a selected field,
- evaluate their findings based on relevant theory and empirical data in the field,
- apply scientific methods and present their approach, as well as their findings,
- develop a practical solution for the tackled problem, in the case of a practical thesis,
- demonstrate their academic writing skills
They further have increased their ability to self-directed learning, self-reflection, and self-discipline.

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Module content:
This module is usually taken at the end of the Bachelor program due to its examination requirements. The Bachelor thesis must be written in English. It is a detailed academic paper based on a relevant research question in the field of business. The research question can be based on the business aspects of a company, an NGO, or any other public authority or a research institution. It is also possible to analyze a problem based on literature analysis. Students will be supervised by the professors of the Business Faculty. The title of the Bachelor´s thesis will be determined by the supervising professor, while the ideas of the student, as well as of the participating companies and institutions, will be taken into account.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Written thesis

[updated 25.11.2019]
Recommended or required reading:
Depends on the specific research question

[updated 06.03.2020]
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