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KV203800 KVPG Master's Thesis 30 ECTS
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International Business

Learning outcomes

The master's thesis is a mandatory requirement for the Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree. The aim of the period of study dedicated to the thesis process is to provide the student with the necessary tools for locating scientific information and applying it in order to find a solution to a research problem. Before starting working with master's thesis, the student must have completed sufficient amount of studies in his/her major subject in order to be able to independently choose the focus area of the thesis.


Working with master's thesis takes two terms. At its best, the master's thesis is a productive and advanced study in the problematics of a specific subject matter. The process involves a set number of compulsory seminar group meetings, since a fundamental part of the learning process is the oral presentation of one's own work and the ability to discuss the works of others. The students can be excused from attending the seminar meetings only under special circumstances, and the non-attendances have to be compensated. Compensation work has to be confirmed with the teacher beforehand.
Once the thesis work is complete and bound, the student is required to take a maturity test. The test must be taken in conjunction with master's degree. For the students whose tuition is given in English, the maturity test demonstrates the student's command of the subject area covered by his/her thesis. Finnish students write their maturity test in Finnish and also the linguistic form of the essay is evaluated.

Teaching methods

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The course on Information literacy and intellectual property rights arranged by Library and Information Services is a mandatory element of the master's thesis writing process.
Instructional sessions in English.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Thesis / dissertation
  • In Finnish
Competence-based examination
  • In Finnish
Thesis / dissertation and Maturity Test



Study materials

Saunders, Mark; Lewis, Philip, Doing research in Business & Management. An Essential guide to Planning Your Project. Pearson Education, Harlow, England 2012.

Further information

Registration for the thesis seminar group is mandatory. Restricted attendance only for students in Global Innovation Management Master's Degree Programme.
Students have to register for a group in Nettiopsu during the term receding the start of the thesis work process. The registration period for Master's thesis groups starting in January 2014 is on 7.-20.10.2013 and for groups starting in August 2014 on 10.-23.2.2014.

For students who are writing their Master's thesis in English, it is highly recommended that they take the EN10-Academic Writing course at the same time as their Master’s thesis is in progress (for details, see EN10 course description).

Starting August 1st, 2013 all Master’s Thesis will be checked with Turnitin OriginalityCheck service.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Turku School of Economics
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Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Finnish Study Modules
Business Japanese
Economic Sociology
Business Chinese