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Master Thesis - MSc Technology Based Business Development

Rules regarding the Master’s thesis

On this page you can find most of the rules regarding the Master’s thesis. The complete set of rules can be found in the MSc study guide.

Semester for writing the Master’s thesisDeadline for registering supervisor, thesis title and problem statementSubmission deadline
Spring1 December10 June
Autumn1 June10 January

If the submission date is a Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, the deadline is the first working day after the deadline.

If you fail your thesis there are other rules and submission deadlines (see below: "Handing in the thesis")

Please find the form for registration here or in the left side menu.


Registration of (tentative) title and problem statement

To start the preparation of the thesis you must decide on a topic and also formulate a tentative problem statement.

Before 1 December/1 June you must register the (tentative) thesis title by completing the thesis registration webform.

The programme coordinator will assign you a supervisor. In the registration form you must make a suggestion for an academic supervisor.
The assigned academic supervisor must approve the thesis title and problem statement.

The master’s thesis can be written by one or two students. If you are two authors you must register by completing the same webform together (e.g. one webform for each 'group').

If you are writing a theoretical thesis please state it under the company information in the registration form.

Registration in the Student Self-Service (STADS)

You will automatically be registered for the Master’s thesis at the outset of the fourth semester with a submission deadline on 10 June/10 January. The deadline for assessment/the oral defense is 4 weeks, counting from the submission day. 

If you do not follow the scheduled programme and are registered for writing the Master’s thesis in the Autumn semester, you have a deadline for finding and registering an academic supervisor and (tentative) thesis title on 1 June and must submit the thesis on 10 January. The deadline for assessment/the oral defense is 4 weeks, counting from the submission day.

Once you are registered, you cannot cancel your registration.

Handing in your thesis

Handing in your thesis 

Your Master’s thesis must be uploaded in WiseFlow. When you have handed in the thesis in WiseFlow it will automatically be send to supervisor and external examiner.

Please be aware, that in case you hand in before the deadline, the exam period will still be from the deadline date and 6 weeks on from this.

WISEflow
You will receive an e-mail from WISEflow when it is possible to upload your Master's thesis. Deadline for handing in the thesis in WISEflow is 10 June at 12:00/10 January. This means that you should begin uploading well in advance and no later than 10 minutes before deadline, since the flow closes exactly at 12:00.
Once you have uploaded your thesis it is not possible to withdraw it. Therefore, you must make absolutely sure that you upload the correct version.


The flow is set up as a “group-flow”.
If the Master's thesis is written by one person you must choose "Create one-person group" in WISEflow.  If you have not previously tried to upload an assignment in WISEflow as a group, please read and follow the instructions on how to submit as a group.

The thesis including appendixes must be saved as one PDF-file and uploaded under “Paper”.  Read more on how to convert your paper to PDF

Under the category “Extra material” you can upload material like movies, sound, programs (Excel, SAS mv.). The extra material does not have to be a pdf-file and you can hand in more than one file up to a maximum size of 5 GB.

Theses handed in before the deadline will not be sent to evaluation before the deadline 10 June/10 January. 

Oral defense
The Study administration will send you information regarding the oral defence of the thesis either via mail or BlackBoard. The deadline for assessment/the oral defence is 6 weeks, counting from the submission day.

If you do not submit the thesis within the deadline

If the thesis is not handed in before the deadline, you have used one examination attempt. You will have to prepare a modified problem statement which must be approved by your supervisor. You must not use the registration web form for your 2nd and 3rd examination attempt, but please instead contact your supervisor directly. You have a new deadline of three months to submit the thesis, starting from the initial deadline.

If you do not submit the thesis before the new deadline, you have used the second out of the three attempts to pass the thesis. You will again have to prepare a modified problem statement which must be approved by the supervisor. You have one final deadline of 3 months to submit the thesis, starting from the second deadline. 

If you fail your thesis

If you fail the thesis, one examination attempt has been used. You will then have to prepare a modified problem statement which must be approved by the supervisor. You must not use the registration web form for your 2nd and 3rd examination attempt, but please instead contact your supervisor directly.   You have a new deadline of 3 months to submit the thesis, starting from the date of assessment for the first attempt.The same procedure will follow if you fail the second attempt.

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