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Bachelor Thesis in Economics 15 Credits

Course Contents

The course consists of writing a bachelor thesis. The course includes coaching seminars with the supervisor, but is based on independent work. At the end of the course all students must present and defend their thesis at a public seminar, act as main opponent at another student's seminar, and actively take part in three other final seminars. Even though the thesis is written in pairs the grading of the presentation and opposition is done individually. The purpose of this course is as follows:
  • To train and develop the ability of students to independently analyze various economic problems by applying economic theory and scientific methods,
  • To develop, in particular, the analytical skills of students in a way that is valuable both for a scientific career and for a career in private enterprises, public administration, or international organizations.
  • To train and improve the stylistic ability of the students, the ability and skills of students to search and to evaluate information, and the ability of students to critically and constructively review the analyses of other students.

Connection to Research and Practice
The thesis is closely connected to research as it uses scientific models and frameworks as the basis of the work. The scientific frameworks are used to enhance the student’s ability to analyze economic problems and communicate with an academic audience. The thesis work also provides a connection to practice as the students use real-world data that enhance their understanding of the world surrounding them as well the scientific frameworks.


60 credits in economics including 7.5 credits at G2F level within the field of the thesis and 15 credits in statistics/econometrics (or the equivalent). The courses Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (or the equivalent) should be finished.

Level of Education: Undergraduate
Course code/Ladok code: JUNP17
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Previous and ongoing course occasions

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Autumn 2023: Aug 21 - Jan 14
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Matthias Ritter
Course coordinator
Matthias Ritter
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
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