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TJ093800 TJPG Master's thesis 30 ECTS
Organised by
Information Systems Science
Person in charge
Reima Suomi
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X X X
2017–2018 X X X X


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 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.

Teaching methods

The course on Information literacy arranged by Library and Information Services is a mandatory element of the master's thesis writing process.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Thesis / dissertation
  • In Finnish
Competence-based examination
  • In Finnish

TJ093800 TJPG Master's thesis, 30 ECTS cr.
TJ093801 TJPG Maturity essay (no weight).


Numeric 0-5.

Further information

The course is not part of the JOO (flexible right to study) -system. Registration for the thesis seminar group is mandatory. Restricted attendance only for students in master's degree programmes. Students have to register for a group using Nettiopsu during the term receding the start of the thesis work process. For registering to Master's thesis starting spring 2017 the registration is 3.-16.10.2016 and to start autumn 2017 the time to register is 13.-26.2.2017.

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

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Pakolliset opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Pakolliset opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science
Information Systems Science
Finnish Study Modules