Hello, people, I have been wondering if writing a thesis as a dissertation project for my bachelor's would increase the chances of getting admitted on a taught Masters, specifically an MsC or an MBA. Of course, the topic of the thesis is related to the master's field.
Thanks in advance.
Not an expert but would depend on the masters course. If it is a taught masters it doesn't really matter but is nice. If it is a research masters with intention of a PhD, definitely do a dissertation.
A disseration is nice in that you have actually achieved something. You have written a 10,000 (or so) word piece on a specific topic and come to some conclusions. You have shown writing, critical analysis and knoweldge skills that are transferable to a lot of applications. It is also the closest thing you will do in university to real work.
Though a lot of jobs don't require it and if you want a job outside your field it doesn't matter if you did a disseratation on it. My dissertation was on something completely different to what I am doing and will never be useful outside the skills I got. Literally the only time I talked about the content was in my PhD interview. But again a dissertation is a great interview question/answer, it shows knoweldge and skills. You can use to answer stuff like "how did you deal with a difficult/hard/large task?" or use it as example for strengths/weaknesses. Also if you are equal in the job process the person with a dissertation will look better.
Basically, the advantages of doing a dissertation is you build your skills and have something to talk about in interviews. After 5 years there isn't much advantage.
PS: This is all my opinion and consider other people's advice.
PPS: You will need to write a dissertation for your Master's so doing 1 now will be a lot of help
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