YRIS1930 Master Level Research Tutorial (3 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The seminar prepares students for scientific work in their Master's Thesis and provides insights into the scientific literature. This includes writing of a theme analysis and a research plan and constructive review of others' work. The students will receive counseling in how to formulate appropriate research questions, build a solid research setting, select suitable theories and develop a research plan for their master thesis.

Completion methods

Seminar, autumn semester 1st and 2nd period
Active participation in interactive seminars, oral presentations.

Assessment details

Accepted completion of the designated assignments.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the nature of scientific dialogue
- Indentify a research area of interest
- Form appropriate research questions for a Master’s thesis
- Form a theoretical framework for a Master’s thesis
- Justify the choice of the research methods of their own Master’s thesis
- Identify features related to analyzing acquired empirical data
- Take part in academic discussions as presenters, peer students and commentators
- Produce a theme analysis and a research plan

Additional information

Academic year II. In the mandatory major subject courses of the IBE programme there is required attendance of 80% of all lecture hours.

Description of prerequisites

The students should have completed the majority of courses of the Master’s Degree Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail