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ME204X Degree Project in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Second Cycle 15.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME204X (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The main part of the degree project course consists of independently carrying out a scientifically based investigation assignment, resulting in a written thesis. To ensure relevant, interesting and well-founded results, the work is based on knowledge of the topic and it develops new knowledge by means of scientific theories and methods. A good degree project requires an interplay between theory, method and empiricism, requiring the student to move metaphorically and literally between the employer's world and the academic world.

As a support, the department offers continuous supervision and a series of seminars throughout the degree project. The continuous discussions of the degree project, in individual talks with supervisors and in seminars, is a very important part of the course.

Intended learning outcomes

 After passing the degree project course, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to develop and explain knowledge of the scientific basis, a deep understanding of current research and development and deep method knowledge of the chosen subject area
  • search, collect and integrate knowledge systematically and identify needs of additional knowledge
  • identify, analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information
  • plan and with adequate methods carry out qualified assignments within given time frames, and evaluate this work
  • account clearly too and discuss his conclusions, knowledge and arguments orally and in writing in dialogue with different groups
  • make assessments considering relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues
  • show such skills that are required to participate in research and development or to work independently in other qualified activities

Course disposition

See the course syllabus.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Requirements established by the Master's programme, for starting a degree project. These requirements are found in the programme syllabus.

Recommended prerequisites

None in addition to the specific prerequisites.




Course literature will be announced at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • XUP2 - Exam, 15.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

KTH's established criteria to pass degree projects apply.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

See the course syllabus.

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted


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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ME204X

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Only open for students admitted to TEILM before autumn 2015.

These students may as an alternative choose ME204X (grading scale A-F) instead of the course ME205X (grading scale P,F)