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GLOBBA Bachelor’s Thesis module

GLOBBA Bachelor’s Thesis module

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THE7HH801 Thesis Phase 1 (5 ECTS) (no Peppi/MyNet enrolment required) consists of the following courses:

  • THE7LF100 Introduction to Thesis (non-stop virtual home exam to be done before starting the THE7LF101). Enrolment required.
  • THE7LF101 Thesis Planning. Enrolment required.

THE7HH802 Thesis Phase 2 (5 ECTS) (no Peppi/MyNet enrolment required). Prerequirement is completion of THE7LF901.

THE7HH803 Thesis Phase 3 (5 ECTS) (no Peppi/MyNet enrolment required). Prerequirement is completion of THE7LF901 and 902.

THE7HH804 Maturity Test (no Peppi/MyNet enrolment required). Prerequirement is completion of THE7LF901 and 902 and THE7HH903 in its final stages.

Thesis Clinics by Appointment to support the thesis process. Reservation list is available at https://haagahelia.sharepoint.com/sites/globbaforstudents/thesis/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/.
 

Individual/team thesis advising with allocated thesis advisor
 

Scope: 15 ECTS (400h)
Timing: semesters 5 and 6
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Specialisation Studies
Course type: compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses
It is strongly recommended that the semesters 1-6 have been completed and specialisation studies begun, as the thesis is focused on an RDI project in the field of specialisation.

THE7LF100 Introduction to Thesis non-stop virtual home examination must be taken before starting THE7LF101. Test materials and link to test are located at https://haagahelia.sharepoint.com/sites/globbaforstudents/thesis/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/.

Portfolio theses are started at any time during the studies as agreed with the thesis coordinator.

Learning outcomes 
Upon completion of the thesis, the student is able to

  • produce a thesis plan and implement it flexibly according to the schedule.
  • choose the correct thesis type for his thesis project.
  • give, receive and utilize feedback received in working life meetings and thesis advising situations.
  • choose and demarcate the thesis topic, and determine the objectives and benefits of the thesis.
  • choose the most suited research and project management methods to serve the thesis project.
  • produce the research design and the overlay matrix.
  • utilize various types of sources and information search channels, and assess source literature critically.
  • apply the reporting and referencing guidelines of Haaga-Helia.
  • conduct RDI ethically.
  • recognize, describe and possibly develop expert operations in the field of business: developing own work, own competences, organizational processes and/or the field of study.
  • behave professionally in thesis advising situations and meetings with working life.
  • utilize the concepts, models and theories of international business in the thesis.
  • write the thesis report in professional English using the required style and register.
  • discuss and present his thesis project to various types of audiences
  • complete the legislated maturity test in the mother tongue of his secondary/high school education.
  • follow Haaga-Helia’s thesis instructions.

Contents
The following as they relate to the bachelor’s thesis.

  • types of thesis projects
  • formulation of research questions and dividing it into investigative questions, and formulation of project objective and dividing it into project tasks.
  • demarcation for a research-based thesis and scope for a product/project-based thesis
  • knowledge base (theoretical frame of reference), and research and project management methods
  • negotiations and collaboration with commissioning organizations
  • Haaga-Helia reporting and referencing guidelines.
  • ethical principles in RDI
  • research design and overlay matrix
  • tools and software
  • maturity test
  • thesis assessment criteria
  • publication process
  • academic writing

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
For more information on the following, contact GloBBA thesis coordinator Elizabeth San Miguel.

  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available for the course THE7LF101 for students who have previously completed a bachelor’s or master’s thesis in higher education, or conducted and reported RDI projects at work or in hobbies. The RPL application should contain: transcript of record and thesis evaluation statement, work certificate, a complete thesis plan for the project to be undertaken as GloBBA Thesis. Start the process by completing the THE7LF100 Introduction to Thesis non-stop virtual home exam at https://haagahelia.sharepoint.com/sites/globbaforstudents/thesis/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/.
  • The student may apply for transfer crediting of a previously completed bachelor’s or master’s thesis if it was completed in the student’s field of professional specialization in GloBBA.
  • Reports completed previously in working life, studies or leisure activities can be incorporated as part of a portfolio thesis.

Cooperation with the business community 
Students are strongly encouraged to find a commissioning organization that has a need for an RDI project as part of their organizational process or service development. Commissioning organizations can be for-profits or non-profits.

Internationality
Theses must be completed to serve the needs of an international or foreign organisation, or a Finnish SME aiming to internationalize.

Course format

  • THE7HH801 Thesis Phase 1 (5 ECTS) consists of
  • THE7LF100 Introduction to Thesis: independent study and a non-stop virtual home examination (27 h)
  • THE7LF101 Thesis Planning: lectures and task debriefings (32 h), independent study (75 h)
  • THE7HH802 Thesis Phase 2 (5 ECTS): thesis advising and Thesis Clinics by appointment as needed, and independent study
  • THE7HH803 Thesis Phase 3 (5 ECTS): ): thesis advising and Thesis Clinics by appointment as needed,  and independent study
  • Thesis Clinics: Make an appointment if you need assistance with thesis topic ideas and negotiating with businesses for a commissioned thesis, thesis methods, thesis structuring, academic writing and other necessities.
  • THE7HH804 Maturity test consists of an e-exam in Tenttis (1,5 h).

Teacher(s)

  • Thesis planning and all types of advising: Elizabeth San Miguel, Maija Suonpää
  • Method advising: Elizabeth San Miguel (qualitative), Jutta Heikkilä (quantitative(
  • Information retrieval and evaluation: library staff
  • The students’ named thesis advisor, who is a specialization major teacher.

Learning materials

Assessment

  • THE7LF901 (consisting of THE7LF100, THE7LF101), THE7HH902 and THE7HH903 are evaluated on a pass/fail scale. The evaluation criteria are shown in the table below. Additionally, the thesis plan which is part of THE7LF101 has a specialized set of assessment criteria available in the Moodle course site for enrolled students.
  • Maturity test is evaluated on a pass/fail scale. Maturity test types and evaluation criteria can be found at https://student.home.haaga-helia.fi/group/pakki/Maturity-Examination 
  • Finalized thesis is evaluated using shared Haaga-Helia thesis evaluation criteria available in the Excel sheet available at https://student.home.haaga-helia.fi/group/pakki/assessment.

Assessment components and their respective weights

  • See the point above.

Components

Pass

Knowledge

Knows the objectives, phases and requirements of a UAS bachelor’s thesis.

Knows the differences between a research-based and a project/product based thesis, and can describe other thesis formats.

Knows how to prepare and conduct negotiations with working life companies.

Knows how to choose and demarcates the thesis topic, and determine the objectives and benefits of the thesis.

Knows how to put together a research design and an overlay  matrix, and what they are used for.

Knows types of literature, and how to search and critically assess literature.

Knows Haaga-Helia reporting guidelines and referencing system.

Knows the concepts related to academic integrity and ethical RDI, and knows how to read Urkund plagiarism detection software programme results.

Knows the purpose, types and assessment criteria of the legislated maturity test.

Knows the thesis publication and assessment process.

Skills

produces a thesis plan and implements it flexibly according to the schedule.

chooses the correct thesis type for his thesis project.

gives, receives and utilizes feedback received in working life meetings and thesis advising situations.

chooses and demarcates the thesis topic, and determines the objectives and benefits of the thesis.

chooses the most suited research and project management methods to serve the thesis project.

produces the research design and the overlay matrix.

utilizes various types of sources and information search channels, and assesses source literature critically.

applies the reporting and referencing guidelines of Haaga-Helia.

conducts RDI ethically.

Competence

Recognizes, describes and possibly develops expert operations in the field of business: developing own work, own competences, organizational processes and/or the field of study.

Behaves professionally in thesis advising situations and meetings with working life.

Utilizes the concepts, models and theories of international business in the thesis.

Writes reports in professional English using the required style and register.

Utilizes feedback to improve own decision-making.

Discusses and presents his thesis project to various types of audiences

Completes the legislated maturity test in the mother tongue of his secondary/high school education.