The topic of the thesis is typically chosen from the student's area of professional expertise. The topic should be of interest to you and serve the development needs of working life. Setting objectives and defining the thesis's scope are important steps in the process, and thesis advisors are there to support you. When choosing your topic, you should remember that thesis reports are public documents.
Finding a topic for you the thesis
Be proactive and alert to identify areas for improvement in your workplace or internship. Gather ideas by looking at existing theses on Theseus or HHthesis. See if you can find topics that interest you in Haaga-Helia's RDI projects. Follow the assignments posted on JobTeaser.
The thesis can be commissioned by a company, public corporation, association, university of applied sciences or other educational institution. In this case, the thesis project will be the subject of a written commissioning agreement.
Fill in the form and collect the necessary signatures. Haaga-Helia advisors do not sign any separate non-disclosure agreements drawn up by the commissioning party. In higher education institutions, confidential theses are not allowed, but they may contain confidential background material that is only known to the advisors/assessors. Background material will not be evaluated.
Haaga-Helia does not archive commissioning agreements.
If Haaga-Helia is the subject of the thesis or the research is conducted for Haaga-Helia students, staff or alumni, the research must be approved in accordance with the attached research authorization guidelines.
The research authorization application will be sent to Specialist Pekka Lahti: email@example.com.
Process of approving a bachelor's thesis
The approval of a bachelor's thesis is managed by the degree program's thesis coordinator in UAS degrees.
Students apply for approval to the degree program's thesis coordinator with an informal application. The application should include the previous thesis or its Theseus link, an evaluation form, and a transcript of records or a link to the student's page on Opintopolku (the national student information portal).
Criteria for approval of a bachelor's thesis
- The thesis has been completed within the last ten years.
- It is a bachelor's or master's thesis in a University of Applied Sciences (UAS or MUAS), or a university's bachelor's dissertation, pro gradu thesis, licentiate thesis, or doctoral dissertation. For UAS degrees, a written work at least at the bachelor's level can be accepted for approval.
- The topic is relevant or suitable for the degree for which the approval is being sought. The thesis can be completed in the same or a different field of study.
- In English-language programs, only an English-language thesis can be approved.
If approval is based on a bachelor's thesis, the work is archived in Haaga-Helia's archiving system. Other approved theses are not archived at Haaga-Helia since the work can be found in the original institution.
In the case of approval, the maturity test is not retaken if it has been successfully completed in a previous degree.
The grade for an approved thesis is given on a scale of 1-5 or H (Approved) according to the original scale.