Extent: 30 ECTS (810 h)
Timing: 1st - 6th semester
Level: Professional studies
Upon successful completion of the Master’s thesis and the maturity exam the students will graduate from the Master’s programme and earn the degree of Master of Business Administration.
The goal of the Master’s thesis is to develop and demonstrate the ability to apply the selected research strategies and methods in identification and solution of an authentic, work related, international business management problem. Furthermore, the objectives of the thesis are to develop international business management skills, competences, and qualities of students that would make them competitive in the global job market.
The differences between the BBA thesis and IBMA Master’s thesis are that the IBMA Master’s thesis:
The required sections of the IBMA Master’s thesis are:
Independent studies 810 h
Thesis related activities are for example: thesis plan, work development project plan, work development project kick off meeting, working on the work development project, 3 required thesis progress reports for workshops, studying the literature, meetings with the thesis tutor, implementing some of the thesis recommendations, presenting the thesis at work place, collecting feedback, finalizing the thesis, maturity exam.
Maria Jakubik, Pasila
Thesis tutors (will be assigned after the Thesis Plan is accepted)
Regarding the process and content: IBMA Thesis Guide (available on Moodle and on Students’ MyNet)
Regarding the format: HH Thesis Writing Guide (available on Students’ MyNet)
The thesis will be assessed by the HAAGA-HELIA thesis tutor, supervisor, and by the company contact person for the work development project. Thesis grade will be given after the maturity exam is accomplished.
See assessment criteria in IBMA Thesis Guide Appendices 4, 5, and 6 (available on Moodle and on Students’ MyNet)