Research Methods in Business Administration (REME)

Course description

The course focuses social science research approaches, concepts and methods, and the use of theories and theoretical concepts when doing research. The course marks the beginning of your bachelor’s thesis project, the culmination of your undergraduate studies.

The overall theme of the course is: How to write a bachelor's thesis. While the lecture series introduces and elaborates on how to understand and approach the different stages of a research process, emphasising in particular how to problematize, how to understand and make use of theories and concepts, how to methodologically design a research project, and how to write academically, the seminar series focuses on how to translate this understanding into workable skills and abilities.

Intended Learning Outcomes


The overarching aim of the course is to provide basic insights into business studies, its methodologies and methods, and the use of its theories and concepts, creating thereby a scientific basis for the writing of a bachelor's thesis.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to

Knowledge and understanding

1. demonstrate insights into business studies: problematization, theoretical studies and its application, different scientific approaches and methods;

2. problematize theories in business studies and/or business practice;

3. identify, discuss and justify various ways of using theories and concepts within business studies;

4. identify, discuss and justify various ways of using research approaches and methods within business studies;

5. demonstrate accuracy and rigor in terms of text processing, academic formalities and specified time frames;

Judgement and approach

6. evaluate business research considering societal aspects.

Please Note !

There will be no new admissions to this course.

Course title:
Research Methods in Business Administration
Semester: Spring term 2018
Study period: 2
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Undergraduate level (first cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English


The number of places available is limited.
If necessary, selection usually takes place through a lottery.


Course coordinator:
Lotta Sondell
Head of course:
Thomas Bay