Master's Thesis

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In the master’s thesis, students will work on identifying, examining, analysing and reflecting on theoretical and practical problems that are closely related to the core professional competencies within finance. The student has the option to do this by collaborating with a company or organisation.

During this module, the student will be assigned a supervisor and create a written report that illustrates critical and reflexive competencies related to problem-solving and developing arguments on an academic level.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge within:

  • the subject area and insight into the theories, concepts, models, and methods that are relevant for the subject of the thesis.
  • demonstrating a further understanding and identification of scientific problems and/or problems that are relevant for companies, institutions, and the society in general.
  • reflecting about and critical assessment of the gathered scientific knowledge.

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • choosing between, demarcating between, and applying relevant scientific theories, models, and methods on empirical and/or theoretical problems.
  • analysing, explaining, and exemplifying central aspects within the theories, models, and methods that are relevant for the problem(s) in the thesis.
  • formulating a written as well as oral presentation of the problem(s), relevant methods, analyses, and conclusions of the thesis in a scientifically clear and precise language.

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • independent management and conduct of a longer-term academic work- and development process where complex and unpredictable situations require critical assessment and decisions about new ways of solving the problem(s) from idea phase to conceptualisation and implementation of suggested solutions.
  • discussing and presenting arguments of selected problems and solutions in academic writings and oral presentations directed towards various target groups.
  • taking personal and/or group responsibility for personal development and progress of academic skills within the subject area.

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • The student must have passed all previous modules with the grade 02 or higher.

Exams

Name of examMaster's Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
ECTS30
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeKAFIN202013
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS30
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Business Economics
DepartmentDepartment of Business and Management
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences