MBA Thesis

The MBA thesis represents the quantification and qualification of the program participant’s capabilities to undertake independent research and present results in a clear and systematic format. The research project is based on the practical attributes of the business project.

The MBA´s Thesis will address an appropriately phrased research question of interest to the student. Based on this question, the student may:

  • develop a strategy for solving a specific problem,
  • analyze a real-life environment,
  • investigate theoretical or experimental issues,
  • test a specified hypothesis and develop a conclusion for the real-life problem.

Contents of the MBA Thesis:

  • Finding a topic
  • Finding an adviser/supervisor
  • Organizing support
  • Time management
  • Obtaining and structuring information
  • Constructing a framework
  • Outlining preliminary considerations/Drafting a synopsis
  • Tackling formal requirements

 

Recommended literature:

ZEMAN: Methodology for Writing Bachelor’s and Master’s Thesis, 2013, VŠE Faculty of Economics – Prague, access in: http://econ.vse.cz/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Metodika-pro-psan%C3%83%C2%AD-BP-a-DP-23-10-2014-1.pdf

YVONNE N. BUI: How to Write a Master’s Thesis 2nd ed., Los Angeles: SAGE, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4522-0351-5

NOLA, H. SANKEY: After Popper, Kuhn and Feyerabend: Recent Issues in Theories of Scientific Method, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, ISBN 1-4020-0246-7

UMA SEKARAN: Research methods for business: A skill-building approach 4th ed., New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003, ISBN 0-471-20366-1

EVANS, P. GRUBA, and J. ZUBEL: How to Write a Better Thesis, Cham: Springer, 2014, ISBN 978-3-319-04285-5

KATE I. TURABIAN, revised by WAYNE C. BOOTH: A manual for writers of research papers, theses and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers 7th ed., 2007, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ISBN 978-0-226-82336-2

KREIKEMEYER, P. SCHNEIDER (University of Hamburg); adapted by Cramer, T. (2010): How Do I Successfully Write a Paper (Term Paper, Business Project, Master’s Thesis)? A practical guide for social scientists

MIGUEL ROIG: Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing, access in: http://ids.vse.cz/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/plagiarism.pdf