Bachelor's thesis requirement

posted
10-Dec-18, 03:01
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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.
posted
10-Dec-18, 11:16
by rewt
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posted about 1 month ago
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.
posted
10-Dec-18, 14:57
edited about 6 seconds later
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posted about 1 month ago
Quote From rewt:
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.


What do you mean by "is nice"? Should I suffer a year for fun? Xd
The course is about finances, so it's not really research-focused
posted
10-Dec-18, 20:16
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by rewt
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posted about 1 month ago
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
posted
10-Dec-18, 20:56
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posted about 1 month ago
Quote From rewt:
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


Thank you very much! You just inspired me not to avoid writting a thesis

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