The general objective of a Bachelor's Thesis is that students do independent research on an econometric or operational research subject. After completing a Bachelor's Thesis the students are able to:
- formulate a problem and make it operational;
- carry out a literature search;
- criticize literature;
- write a thesis;
- give a presentation;
- discuss their own and other people's findings.
The writing of a Bachelor's thesis is also used to practice and test the student's command of the English language, as stated in the final attainment level of the Bachelor's. That's why the Bachelor's thesis must be written in the English language and two meetings are planned to give a presentation and discuss one's own and other people's findings in English. The first meeting can be viewed as a learning moment; the second meeting is a test moment. Participation in the two planned meetings is compulsory.
A Bachelor's Thesis can be written both in the spring and in the fall semester. You can only participate if you register in time at the start of the semester. If you start with a thesis in a certain semester, but do not finish it successfully, you cannot start again in the next semester.
In order to start a BSc thesis, successful completion of the course Improving Society Lab is required, and a minimum of 144 ECTS will have to be passed.
Type of instructions
Meetings with supervisor.
Type of exams
Apart from writing a Bachelor's Thesis, participation in two planned meetings is compulsory. Insufficient achievements may lead to re-examination.