Theses information for students

For the latest updates and information please check the blackboard site "Bachelor Thesis IBA/BA (2017-jaar)".
To get started please read the course syllabus 2018-2019


Upon finalizing the Bachelor Thesis course you are expected to show proficiency in:


As a result of finalizing the Bachelor Thesis course you are expected to deliver:

In this format, you do not hold a Bachelor Thesis colloquium. Instead, you present your thesis at a student conference that is the final stage of the course.


Business Administration research groups place Calls for (Bachelor Thesis) Proposals within specific topics (bachelor thesis circles). These topics are subject to annual changes, depending on the status of running research projects within the groups. Be advised to monitor these Calls at the Blackboard site from the beginning of the 3rd quartile. Minor deviation from the Call for Proposals is subject to discussion with advisers.


You will receive guidance from two UT-BMS faculty members whose responsibility is to give you academic advice in writing a good Thesis paper. You can find a guideline for Bachelor paper Research Proposal here.

The 1st examiner (also known as the lead examiner) is an expert in the field from the Call for Proposals. The 2nd examiner is invited as a "reading committee member" to monitor and help, if needed, in the progress of the thesis. You can find the list of examiners here 

When working on an Thesis project in an external organization, it is essential that you have a contact at the organization, who acts as an external superviser. This external supervisor must have sufficient knowledge and experience to supervise the BSc student in the Thesis project. Although the supervisor is involved in the Thesis project's successful execution, the UT examiners are responsible for grading your Bachelor Thesis, in accordance to the IBA BSc programme learning goals and related criteria.


The final Thesis article will only be accepted for the Students' Conference with a mark of 6 or higher. Supervisors will use the assesment Matrix to evaluate the final version of the thesis. You must earn at least a 6 for the Bachelor Thesis Course. This is an individual assessment.

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