BKF_SZP2 Final Thesis Seminar 2

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. Ing. Eva Vávrová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Petr Valouch, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Petr Valouch, Ph.D.
Department of Finance – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Iva Havlíčková
Supplier department: Department of Finance – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Prerequisites (in Czech)
BKF_SZP1 Final Thesis Seminar 1 && FORMA ( K )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The Final theses seminar is a necessary prerequisite for successful completion of the final theses by students finishing their bachelor-degree (distance) learning programmes. It is formally organised as group and individual consultations where students seek the definite thematic content and conclusions of their bachelor theses. The seminar aims to give students an overview of the content and formal requirements for a final theses. It is also meant to help students to formulate conclusions of their final theses, draw up, confirm or reject hypotheses and select methods of solution to the chosen problem. At the end of the seminar, students will be: - prepared for a successful defence of the theses.
Learning outcomes
After completion of the course the student will be able to:
write final theses in accordance with the content and formal requirements;
formulate the aims of the final theses, process hypotheses and apply the methods of solving the chosen problem;
to participate in a successful defense of final theses.
Syllabus
  • 1. Importance to Final Theses, content and formal elements. How to use quotations, graphs and tables. Final Theses evaluation.
  • 2. Introduction to Final Theses, their formal elements. Setting objectives of Final Theses. Definition of problem areas as basic parts of Final Theses.
  • Choosing suitable methods depending on aims and subject of Final Theses. How to defend Final Theses. What to focus on.
  • 3. Individual work on setting objectives and structure of Final Theses, references and statement of references. At the end of this period the concept of Final Theses should be absolutely clear between student and tutor.
  • 4. Individual collection and processing of data, their classification and further consultations.
  • 5. Consultation of achieved results.
  • 6. Partial review of the first half of the theses. Consultation of further progress in processing final theses.
  • 7. Checking students’ ability to use literature correctly, further recommendation for completion of work.
  • 8. Check of achieved results.
  • 9. Preparation of practical section of Final Theses.
  • 10. Elaboration on practical section of Final Theses.
  • 11. Check of achieved results of Final Theses, tutor’s comments.
  • 12. Integrating tutor’s comments into Final Theses, ensuring that all the formal elements are included in the theses.
  • 13. Final review of Final Theses. Tutor’s and opponent’s theses reports, preparation for defence, consultation of reports.
Literature
    required literature
  • Aktuální studijní materiály předmětu Akademické psaní. https://www.econ.muni.cz/akap/
  • NEKUDA, Jaroslav, Lucie KUŽELÍKOVÁ and Jiří POLÁČEK. Sociálně-ekonomické informace a práce s nimi. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2008, 88 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-4577-4. info
  • SUNDSTRÖM, Mikael. How not to write a thesis or dissertation : a guide to success through failure. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020, 1 online. ISBN 9781789900514. URL info
    recommended literature
  • LÍZAL, Pavel. Zaměření a zpracování bakalářské práce. 2. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2008. Elportál. ISSN 1802-128X. URL info
  • Metodika tvorby bakalářské práce. Edited by Jan Jihlavec. Vyd. 1. Liberec: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2010, 124, xxxii. ISBN 9788073726362. info
  • ZBÍRAL, Robert. Příručka psaní seminárních a jiných vysokoškolských odborných prací. Praha: Linde, 2009, 159 s. ISBN 9788072017799. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation for processing, final theses and their defense. Teaching is in the form of consultations with the final theses supervisors.
Assessment methods
Final theses seminar takes the form of tutor’s consultations. Writing Final Theses and participation in consultations are evaluated as requirements fulfilled / not fufilled. Credits are awarded by the final theses supervisor and the condition for this awarding is the completion of the final version of the final theses. If the student enrolls in the course at the time of his departure abroad, he must agree on the terms of credit with his thesis supervisor.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
General note: Student má povinnost na začátku semestru kontaktovat svého vedoucího práce a dohodnout s ním podmínky zpracování práce.
Teacher's information
The BKE_AAOP - Academic and Professional Writing course should be completed for formal requirements of the final theses.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2024, recent)
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