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EX0902

Independent project in Business Administration, G2E

An independent project is a project where you will apply your in-depth knowledge, skills and approach to an issue in the field of the education. Often, the independent project is at the end of your education where you will plan, conduct and present an academic study. Your project will be published publicly.

Information from the course leader

Varmt välkommen till Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet och kursen Självständigt arbete i Företagsekonomi!

Här kommer allmän information om registrering på kurs, samt annan praktisk information:

Registrering på kurs

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Avbrott på kurs

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Tveka inte att höra av dig till econ-edu@slu.se vid frågor.

Hälsningar,
Administrationen

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Här finns två förslag på exjobbsprojekt, båda från STUNS (https://stuns.se/):

Hur flexibelt kan ett lantbruk bli?

Hur har solcellsanläggningarna presterat 'halvvägs'?

Intresserad av något av dessa projekt - kontakta mathilda.ogden@stuns.se

Hälsar,

Karin Hakelius

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

EX0902-40102 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for EX0902

Academic year 2021/2022

Independent project in Business Administration, G2E (EX0902-20112)

2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Independent project in Business Administration, G2E (EX0902-40081)

2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2020/2021

Independent project in Business Administration, G2E (EX0902-20111)

2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Independent project in Business Administration, G2E (EX0902-40068)

2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2019/2020

Independent project in Business Administration, G2E (EX0902-20073)

2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Independent project in Business Administration, G2E (EX0902-40130)

2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

Academic year 2018/2019

Independent project in Business Administration, G2E (EX0902-20148)

2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20

Syllabus

EX0902 Independent project in Business Administration, G2E, 15.0 Credits

Självständigt arbete i Företagsekonomi, G2E

Subjects

Business Administration

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Single module 15.0 0301

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science(G2E)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which 60 credits in busniess administration including basic method course in business administration, 5 credits or the equivalent. The student must complete at least one course at G2F level, at the latest in connection with the independent project. The student must have completed at least one course relevant to the subject of the independent project before the project is carried out.

Objectives

The aim of the course is for the student, based on previously acquired knowledge, to independently plan, carry out and present an independent project within a given time frame. Through the independent project, the student will develop their skills in academic writing and deepen their subject knowledge.



On completion of the course, the student will be able to:



- identify problems and formulate questions within a given subject;

- independently search, compile, evaluate and interpret relevant information and data based on a critically formulated question;

- critically discuss content, findings and conclusions in a scientific work, as well as reflect on how questions and choice of method relate to the scientific and practical basis of the subject;

- reflect on social and ethical aspects as well as sustainability aspects of the subject;

- present a written scientific work, according to the prevailing practice of the discipline, adapted to the intended audience and according to the instructions given;

- orally present a scientific work, as well as critically review and give constructive criticism of another student’s work;

- identify their own skill and knowledge development needs for the subject of the independent project.

Content

The course involves carrying out an independent project under supervision. The project can be carried out based on existing data from experimental or practical work, or as a literature review. The format depends on the subject and the question to be examined, as well as on the availability of suitable data and information. The work is carried out either individually or in pairs.



The set-up of the independent project should be documented in a project plan established in consultation with the supervisor before the project starts.



The project is to be presented in writing as well as orally, as seminars or an equivalent format, and according to the instructions given. The course also involves taking part in a public discussion of another student’s project in order to assess the ability to give constructive criticism.

Formats and requirements for examination

A Pass grade for the written report and the oral presentation, as well as a Pass grade for the critical review of another student’s project. If the work has been carried out in pairs, it must be made clear to the examiner what each individual has contributed; this applies to both the written work and the oral presentation. The work effort and the scope of the work should correspond to 15 credits for each student, and each student must fulfil all intended learning outcomes. If the student has not received a Pass grade for a test, the examiner has the right to give a supplementary assignment, provided this is feasible and can be justified.



- If the student has been granted learning support due to a disability, the examiner has the right to offer an adapted test or let the student take the test in an alternative manner.

- If this course syllabus is changed, or if the course is discontinued, SLU shall decide on transition rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet completed the course.

- For the examination of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the submission date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor’s and Master’’s level.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Once the student has received a Pass grade for the written report, this must be published in the SLU system for electronic publication (Epsilon), and checked for plagiarism. To be admitted to the course, the student must have an agreement with the supervising department concerning supervisor and the subject of the project.



The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date the student has been admitted to and registered on.

Responsible department

Department of Economics

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)

Grading criteria

Grading criteria for Bachelor's level EX0902 Independent Projects in Business Administration (G2E), 15 credits Spring term, 2022.

In the table below, criteria are listed for each of the learning objectives identified in the course syllabus, by row, with relevant distinction of grade levels, 3, 4 and 5, by column. The achieved grade level for each objective is defined by the highest level for which required criteria have been met. Note that the criteria for each objective are cumulative, meaning that all of the minimum criteria for an underlying grading level must be met together with the additional criteria listed at the higher grade level.

Objective

The student, through the independent project, should:

For grade level 3 for each objective, the following must be met

For grade level 4 for each objective, the following must be met

For grade level 5 for each objective, the following must be met

Grade

Objective 1

identify a problem and formulate questions within the business studies subject area

All of the following sub-criteria:

  • The student has demonstrated the ability to place his/her work in a larger context.
  • The student has demonstrated fundamental knowledge in the academic subject area of the work.
  • The student has demonstrated the ability to formulate one or more clear and addressable propositions/research questions.

The following criterion:

  • The student has demonstrated a good academic understanding of the field, which is apply in critically reflective propositions/research questions.

The following criterion:

  • Through clearly identified issue(s) that are ad- dressed, the student has demonstrated a strong understanding of the field, which he/she has applied in propositions/research questions that offer new, novel or critically reflective insight in the addressed fields.

Objective 2

independently search, compile, evaluate and interpret relevant information and data based on a critically formulated question

All of the following sub-criteria:

  • The student has demonstrated fundamental understanding of business studies in the choice and review of theory specifically relevant to the question(s) being addressed
  • The student has demonstrated fundamental understanding of business studies in the identification and collection of data appropriate to address the formulated question.

All of the following sub-criteria:

  • The student has demonstrated breadth and depth of knowledge of business studies in the choice and positioning of theory specifically relevant
  • to the question(s) being addressed.
  • The student has demonstrated depth of understanding of business studies in the identification and collection of data appropriate to address the formulated question.

The following criterion:

  • The student has demonstrated strong theoretical knowledge in the development of a clear and integrated theoretical foundation that includes critically reflective discussion of choices that have been made and their implications in the study.

Objective 3

critically discuss content, findings and conclusions in a scientific work, as well as reflect on how questions and choice of method relate to the scientific and practical basis of the subject

All of the following sub-criteria:

  • The student has demonstrated the ability to arrive at and present results, supported by a logically consistent study design and reflective discussion.
  • The student has demonstrated the ability to assess the quality of the results attained in the study, including their transferability, credibility, trustworthiness, generalizability, validity, and/or reliability, as appropriate for the employed method.
  • The student has demonstrated understanding of the implications of data quality and selected methods on the quality of end results.

All of the following sub-criteria:

  • The student has demonstrated a good ability to arrive at well-founded conclusions through a structured and logical presentation and discussion of the study results.
  • The student has demonstrated good methodological understanding in the presentation and discussion of methodological choices – including, e.g., units of analysis, data collection method and data analysis techniques – and the consequences of the choices made for the outcome of the study.

All of the following sub-criteria:

  • The student has demonstrated a very good ability to arrive at and present academically grounded results that reflect and contribute to new, novel and/or critically reflective insight in the topic being addressed.
  • The student has demonstrated strong methodological understanding through well- grounded discussion of methodological choices that clearly include epistemological and ontological considerations/ implications.

Objective 4

present a written scientific work, according to the prevailing practice of the discipline, adapted to the intended audience and according to the instructions given

The following criterion:

  • The student has demonstrated acceptable competence in written communication through the presentation of a well-structured academic report, with clarity of exposition, and suitable attention to detail, including proper academic referencing and formatting, and style appropriate for the intended audience.

The following criterion:

  • The student has demonstrated the ability to write an academic report that complies to defined standards1 within a defined timeframe2.

Not possible for objective 4

Objective 5

orally present a scientific work, as well as critically review and give constructive criticism of another student's work

All of the following sub-criteria:

  • The student has demonstrated good communication skills in the oral presentation and defense of the study.
  • The student has demonstrated good communication skills in the oral discussion/opposition of another study.
  • The student has demonstrated ability of academic constructive criticism in the oral and written discussion/ opposition of another study.

Not possible for objective 5

Not possible for objective 5

Objective 6

reflect on social and ethical aspects as well as sustainability aspects of the subject

The following criterion:

  • The student has demonstrated the ability to critically reflect on relevant ethical issues in the presented study, including how the stated aim and/or presented results relate to sustainable development.

Not possible for objective 6

Not possible for objective 6

Objective 7

identify their own skill and knowledge development needs for the subject of the independent project.

The following criterion:

  • The student has demonstrated awareness of their level of skill and knowledge in the subject of the study and how it may have impacted the study results.

1 Standards include title page, page and section numbering, Harvard referencing, as defined in the SLU Library's thesis template; and a maximum of 14 000 words of chaptered text (excluding reference list).

2 Timeframe is based on 10 weeks (15 credits) of fulltime work, with a time plan as set in the accepted project proposal.

Summary grades

The overall summary grade is derived from the attained grade level of the individual objectives (right- most column in the grading criteria table). Note that in addition to the grading assessment outcome from the grading criteria table, all passing grades are contingent on the completion of all compulsory course requirements. These compulsory requirements are:

  • Approved Urkund/Ouriginal review
  • Approved written critique of assigned oppositionthesis (min. 2500 characters)
  • Approved opposition/discussion of assigned thesis (oral, with annotated thesis, at thesisdefense seminar)
  • Oral presentation of thesis at an open thesis defense seminar
  • Participation in three additional thesis seminars
  • Active participation in a half-way seminar (submitted thesis draft; seminar presentation and discussion)
  • Approved project proposal and work plan (submitted independent project proposal; seminar presentation and discussion)
  • Formal registration in an independent project course (all prerequisites fulfilled; all administrationcompleted)

For a summary grade 3, minimum assessment of grade 3 on each and all of the seven learning objectives is required.

For a summary grade 4, in addition to the requirements for a total grade 3, minimum assessment of grade 4 on each and all of learning objectives 1 to 4 is required.

For a summary grade 5, in addition to the requirements for a total grade 4, minimum assessment of grade 5 on learning objectives 1, 2, and 3 required.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Business Administration
Course code: EX0902 Application code: SLU-40102 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 100%