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721530S Kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan johtamisen pro gradu -tutkielma, 30 op 
Tunniste 721530S  Voimassaolo 01.08.2014 -
Nimi Kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan johtamisen pro gradu -tutkielma  Lyhenne Kansainvälisen 
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OpiskelumuotoSyventävät opinnot Oppiaine6357 Kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan johtaminen 
  Arvostelu1 - 5, hyv, hyl 
Vastuuyksikkö Oulun yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu 


30 credits


English. Master’s thesis can be written in Finnish or in English.


Periods 1-4 (2nd year of Master’s Programme)


Upon completion of the thesis students can choose and apply appropriate research methods to produce new knowledge and to apply that knowledge to typical business decision-making problems. Students are able to conduct scientific research and make reasonable recommendations for solving business and economic problems. Furthermore, students demonstrate deep and coherent understanding of an academic field of study within their own major. They are able to demonstrate knowledge of the theories, concepts, frameworks and empirical findings of their discipline and understand the connections between various theories in the chosen discipline.

Students will demonstrate deep understanding of their own profession, and are able to use, process and analyze economic and/or business information. Students understand various business processes and operations, and causal connections between them. Finally, students are able to express their ideas effectively and analytically, both in oral and written form.



Most of the work is independent writing of the thesis report, but during the master´s thesis work students participate in seminar sessions in which they present and report the status and advancement of their work. In the seminars, they receive guidance and feedback from their supervisor on how to proceed in and complete their research report.


Face-to-face teaching in seminar sessions.


Independent work and face-to-face teaching in seminar sessions. Students prepare and present three reports during the course: 1) Research plan, 2) Intermediate report and 3) Manuscript. The works starts with a kick-off session and the progress and timing of the sessions is agreed on in the kick-off session. Discipline-based kick-off/info sessions are organized in September and May.


Students of the Master’s program in International Business Management


724050A Bachelor’s Thesis or another university degree.

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Scientific articles and other theoretical and empirical materials collected by the students for their individual study.

Suoritustavat ja arviointikriteerit 

Examination through written research report based on the defined assessment criteria.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for fail.




Working life cooperation is dependent on the particular project. However, the students will learn problem solving and analytical skills as well as oral and written presentation skills needed for a business graduate in working life. Students deepen their understanding of their own profession.


Open only to students of the Master’s program in International Business Management


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ilmoittautumisaika on päättynyt Master’s Thesis in International Business Management  Opintojakso  30  Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen  24.08.20 -24.05.21

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