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LI19SP Bachelor Degree Programme in International Business

Course Description

Credits15 ects
ObjectivesStudent can
- choose a topic for thesis that is innovative for his or her field and his or her professional development and justify the choice from different perspectives
- plan and implement a working life oriented research and development work based on the needs of the user/client
- apply scientific and evidence-based information in the thesis process and in the development of his or her expertise
- appropriately use research and development methods or artistic methods that are suitable for his or her professional field and for the topic of the thesis
- prepare a clearly defined, logical and professionally appropriate report on his or her thesis
- evaluate the essential contents, results or output of his or her thesis and justify their significance from the perspectives of his or her field, the client’s/user’s need and his or her professional development
- evaluate his or her thesis process, its reliability and ethicality as well as his or her professional growth and learning during the work
- cooperate in a flexible manner with players involved in the thesis process and demonstrate his or her expertise
- take the maturity test on his or her thesis.
ContentSAVTHE2 Thesis 15 ECTS:
ONT50 Thesis, project 1 (5 ECTS),
ONT60 Thesis, project 2 (5 ECTS),
ONT70 Synthesis and publication of thesis projects (5 ECTS),
ONT80 Maturity test
RequirementsThe thesis is always working life oriented. It may take the form of a
a) development work planned and implemented by a student or a group of students to meet the user's or client's needs. Development may focus on a product, service, process, working method, learning material or instruction, digital material, supervised activity etc. The student shall present the plan, its implementation and its evaluated output and the need for further development in a report whose form is suitable for the professional field in question.
b) research-based thesis, in which a student or a group of student approaches a practical problem or item to be developed with appropriate research methods. The student shall prepare a report describing the planning, implementation and results of the thesis and interpreting the results.
c) production, in which a student of a group of students demonstrates competence as an expert or as an artist by planning and implementing an event, a seminar, an artistic performance etc. The student shall present the plan, its implementation and its evaluated output in a report whose form is suitable for the professional field in question.
d) compiled thesis, in which parts planned as a thesis (e.g. projects) are implemented and reported. In the written synthesis, article or other publication, which is part of the thesis, the student shall present the essential results/output in a form that is suitable for the professional field in question. The student shall choose either SAVTHE1 or SAVTHE2 as the form of completion.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialThe student shall acquire the material required for the thesis him or herself. Savonia’s thesis reporting
PrerequisitesMethod studies in accordance with the curriculum of the degree programme.
Other ConsiderationsThe student may adapt the Thesis course to a schedule that is appropriate to his or her work.
Mäkelä Pentti

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Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.