Inger Marie Milde, Head of section Kenneth Fjell, Dean Karen

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Information meeting about
independent work / master
thesis
August, 27th 2014
Kenneth Fjell, Professor
Ragnhild Balsvik, Associate Professor
Eli Heldaas Seland, Senior Academic
Librarian
Marianne Eskeland, Office of Academic
and Student Affairs
Today’s agenda
• About master thesis
- Kenneth Fjell
• Practical matters
- Marianne Eskeland
• Advice from the faculty on the writing process
- Ragnhild Balsvik
• What can the library do for you during the writing process?
- Eli Heldaas Seland
• Guests on topics
- Aksel Mjøs, Finans Bergen www.finansbergen.no
- Paal Fennell, CSI
- Inger G. Stensaker, FOCUS
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Useful web pages
Student Pages - Thesis: http://www.nhh.no/en/student-pages/thesis.aspx
• The main rule is that you have to write your master thesis with one other student.
- If you have different main profiles, both profiles must be satisfied by the thesis (ask advisor or relevant
profile coordinators if in doubt)
- Students that need or want to work alone, must apply to the Examination Office and receive pre-approval
• How and when to cite sources and references. Avoid doubt about plagiarism!
• Grading is on the scale A-F; set by external sensor and advisor together
Preparations
The Writing Process
Submission
http://www.nhh.no/en/studentpages/thesis/guidelines-writingalone-1.aspx
Application for a Thesis Advisor
Registration
Choosing a Topic
Progress
Useful Aids
Sources and References
Deadlines
Requirements
Submission and Grades
Thesis cover page for Double degree
students
Presentations
Thesis Suggestions for Company
Cooperation
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English Writing Workshop
• Instructor: Frank Azevedo
- Professional copy editing of English-language manuscripts of all kinds
- Writing workshops for several Norwegian Universities
• The workshop consists of two parts:
- Session 1: Principles for writing clear, concise, coherent and careful
• Monday 29 September, 17:00-20:00
- Session 2: The students will work with their own texts and get feedback from
the instructor
• The students will be divided into two groups and this session will be held
twice in order have enough time for feedback to all students
• Tuesday 30 September, 17:00-20:00 and Wednesday 1 October, 17:00-20:00
• Sign up: Send an e-mail to [email protected]
- Deadline: Friday 19 September
• The students should bring a writing sample to the
workshop
- Four pages or more, double spaced, in Word on a memory stick
- The writing sample should also be sent to [email protected] when you
sign up for the workshop
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Deadlines
• February 15th /
September 15th
• March 15th /
October 15 th:
Application for writing the master thesis alone
http://L2W.no/8if1
Application for supervisor
(All should apply)
http://www.nhh.no/en/student-pages/thesis/applicaton.aspx
• September 1st /
February 1st:
Register for Thesis (like signing up for
an exam) at student web as
”xxxTHE” where xxx is your major’s
abbreviation, e.g. STR or BUS
• December 20th/
June 20th:
Deadline for submission of thesis
(you may submit early.
Advice: submit before you start working!)
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Electronic publishing
•
Your thesis can be made available for all through
electronic publishing
•
If you do not want to publish it you do not sign the
agreement when you submit your thesis
Information Library – homepage:
http://www.nhh.no/en/library.aspx
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Submission of thesis
Three copies – to the Information
Centre (hardcover or booklets)
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Electronic submission
(by midnight the same day) as
PDF file:
[email protected]
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Questions?

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