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Bachelor's thesis in Hotel Management

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The bachelor thesis is the final part of the study program.
The thesis is an independent study in which one should use the knowledge gained in the program.The thesis work gives the student training in critical problem formulation as well as presentation and writing skills. In addition, students will gain training in documenting and citing academic material to illustrate or solve the selected problem.
An information meeting will be held during fall semester (in the fifth semester) with presentation of relevant topics and themes. It is possible to write assignments in collaboration with industry.
Students should have completed a required course in methodology and seminar before they submit a project plan. The project plan is approved by the supervisor.

Learning outcome

Through their work with the bachelor thesis students should be able to:
  • explain research questions within the chosen field
  • acquire in-depth knowledge in the chosen topic

Through the work with the bachelor thesis, students should be able to:
  • identify a research question and work systematically to answer it
  • select and apply relevant theory
  • select the appropriate methods in relation to the chosen research question
  • demonstrate understanding and application of the relevant methodology

General competence:
Through the work with the bachelor thesis, students should be able to:
  • Have the skills to plan and carry out a minor scientific project
  • communicate their scientific contributions in writing and in accordance to the formal requirements for a scientific publication


Using a theoretical approach and methodological tools, students are to submit a written thesis. The bachelor thesis can be empirically exploratory, theoretically explanatory or project-oriented. The students can work independently or in groups up to three members.
The thesis should be of about 8000-10000 words (not including title page, contents, abstract, references, appendixes) when submitted as an individual work. The number of words is published on the first page. For groups, the scope will increase upon agreement with the supervisor. A written guide for thesis writing is available for students on Canvas. All relevant information will be posted on Canvas. The thesis should be theoretically based on at least one course and apply methods that are relevant for the particular study program. Students must have completed a course in methodology, literature search and thesis seminar before they submit their thesis project. The project description is approved by the supervisor.
It is estimated a working time of one term to write a thesis in accordance with the number of points given.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The first two years of the bachelor program must be approved before students can start working on their bachelor's thesis.


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written assignment1/11 A - FAll.

Coursework requirements

Writing- and method seminar, Library course

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Heidi Victoria Skeiseid
Mona Anita Kristiansen Olsen , Åsa Helen Grahn , Kai Victor Hansen , Tone Therese Linge , Åse Helene Bakkevig Dagsland , Håvard Hansen

Method of work

Writing bachelor thesis is an independent study. The working methods chosen should be explained in the thesis. Teaching takes place in supervision meetings between students and supervisor and in mandatory methods course.
Each student / student group gets an offer of three supervised meetings. The meetings should be arranged with the teacher as early as possible in the process.

Open to

Hotel Management - Bachelor's Degree Programme


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 18.09.2020