Checking date: 09/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Master's Thesis
Study: Master in Human Resources (276)

Coordinating teacher: ZARRAGA OBERTY, CELIA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Master Final Project
ECTS Credits: 12.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
In order to develop a sound Final Master Thesis, students should have completed the following courses: - Managing and leading people - Strategic management - International strategic management - Organizational Behavior - Comparative HR - Financial management - Commercial management - Production management - Accounting - Selection and development - Managing Employee Attitudes and Behavior - Research methods and topics in HR
The Master's Thesis is a unique opportunity to: - Identify relevant information sources on HR issues - Analyze and integrate information on HR issues - learn how to use tools for qualitative and quantitative data analysis - Develop an original, well-founded dissertation on HR issues - Present and defend one's own arguments on specific HR issues
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Students will be required to work on their Master's Thesis from the second term on. Each student will be supervised at least by one faculty member.
Learning activities and methodology
To develop the Master's Thesis, students may employ a variety of methods in combination, such as: - Reading of relevant documents (e.g., book chapters, academic papers, handbooks, reports) on the HR issues to be studied; - Qualitative research tools, such as interviews with relevant informants (e.g., employees, managers); - Quantitative research tools, such as surveys.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
Basic Bibliography
  • Bryman A. & Bell E. . Business Research Methods, 3rd edition . Oxford University Press. 2011
  • Collis J. & Hussey R. . Business Research: A Practical guide for undergraduates and postgraduate students, 3rd Edition. Palgrave Macmillan. 2009
  • Cottrell S. . Critical Thinking Skills: Developing effective analysis and argument. Palgrave MacMillan. 2005
  • Maylor H. and Blackmon K. . Researching Business and Management. Palgrave. 2005
  • Peter M. Nardi . Doing Survey Research. Routledge. 2013
Additional Bibliography
  • Silverman D.. Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook. Sage. 1999
Detailed subject contents or complementary information about assessment system of B.T.
Additional information

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.