Master's Thesis


Prerequisite for participation in the module

It is a mandatory prerequisite that every other module at the programme is passed prior to participating in the master’s thesis.

The Study Board can grant exemption if there are unusual circumstances, and the Study Board simultaneously assesses that the student has the academic prerequisites to be able to start the master’s thesis.

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 organisation, strategy and leadership. The student has the option to do this by collaborating with a company or organisation.

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

Learning objectives


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

  • advantages and disadvantages of using different theoretical perspectives, methods, and approaches to address a central problem relevant to the educational domain
  • theory and empirical evidence that enable reflection on the problem(s) from scientific perspective


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

  • evaluate and choose between scientific methods, tools, and theories relevant for core theoretical and empirical problems, and, on a scientific basis, present analysis- and solution models
  • present arguments based on evidence for the possibilities and limitations fundamental to the problem(s) dealt with in the thesis


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

  • unite theory and practice (i.e., action research) to address fundamental problem(s) in the subject domain of the thesis
  • plan, manage and conduct longer-term projects where fundamental organisational, strategic or leadership problem(s) are addressed from idea phase to conceptualisation and implementation of suggested solutions
  • take personal (and/or group) responsibility for personal development and progress of academic skills within a chosen subject area in organisation, strategy, or leadership.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examMaster's Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
Oral exam based on a project
Group examination with max. 3 students. The student may also choose to write the project alone.
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 codeKAORS202213
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration
Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities