The thesis is the so-called ‘Master piece’ of the Master Shipping and Transport program. During the thesis period, every course participant is required to conduct research and write a thesis, preferably within the context of a relevant management problem inside a company. Students are responsible for defining their own projects and determine and negotiate a ‘sponsor’ company for the thesis.
The thesis can never be solely a practical or theoretical piece of work. The thesis must have two elements: knowledge (theory) and practice (application). Participants are stimulated to find a thesis project in their home country and/or with the company they are working for. The final report forms the basis of the thesis defence and final evaluation.
The student has to prepare a presentation of the thesis work. The report and the oral examination during a presentation will form the basis, together with the results of the course tests, for the graduation.
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