30650 - Undergraduate Dissertation
432 - Joint Law - Business Administration and Management Programme
End of Grade Dissertation
3.1. Assessment tasks (description of tasks, marking system and assessment criteria)
The student will prove that he/she has achieved the expected learning outcomes by presenting the written report (80% of the mark) and publicly defending it (20% of the mark).
The TFG written report will summarize the work carried out by the student, and it will be accompanied by the necessary materials, such as questionnaires, additional information,….., Students of Business Administration and Management shall do the written report in Spanish. It is possible also to do it in English but in order to do so the supervisor should agree.
The content, format and length of the written report should fulfill the requirements indicated in the evaluation section.
It would be advisable for the student to deliver the report of the work to his / her director / s, at least 15 school days before the beginning of the deposit period (the deposit and defense deadlines are published on the Center's website).
The defense of the TFG will be carried out following the norms and instructions published on the web of each School.
Any claim with regards to the mark attained will be made following the regulation of the University of Zaragoza
1. CONTENT (Max 8 points).
1.1. Scope and purpose (max 2 points)
1.2. Scientific and technical content (max 4 points)
1.3. Discussion and conclusions. (max 2 points)
2. PUBLIC DEFENSE OF THE DISSERTATION (Max 2 points).
2.1. Public defense of the dissertation (max 1 point)
2.2. Discussion of the work and answering the questions (max 1 point)
In case of misbehavior, such as plagiarism, by the students, paragraph 30 of the Evaluation and Learning rules of the University of Zaragoza will be applied (artículo 30 del Reglamento de Normas de Evaluación del Aprendizaje de la Universidad de Zaragoza-Acuerdo de 22 de diciembre de 2010 del Consejo de Gobierno). To verify plagiarism the University will establish the necessary procedures to guarantee that the original work of the students is greater than 80% of the written report handed in.
To be considered an English-taught course in the transcript of records of the students of the English group of the School of Economics and Business of the University of Zaragoza, both the written report and the public defense of the undergraduate dissertation should be in English.
Assessment rubrics could be prepared to easy the evaluation of the undergraduate dissertation. The Schools that decide to do so will disclose it on the web page.
GUIDELINES FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE DISSERTATION
These guidelines are instructions about the characteristics, content and formal aspects of the undergraduate dissertation
The report should include the page numbers and the content will be organized considering the following sections:
Index (including page numbers
2. Theoretical framework / Literature review / Contextualization
4. Analysis / Findings
5. Discussion and Conclusions
Margins: Left: 3 cm; Right: 3 cm; Top: 2.5 cm; Bottom: 2.5 cm.
Line spacing: 1.5
Paragraph spacing: Before: 0 points; After: 6 points
Font: Times New Roman 12.
The undergraduate dissertation should have a minimum length of 20 pages and a maximum of 40 pages, without annexes. The maximum length of the annexes is 30 pages
The cover page format can be found in: http://biblioteca.unizar.es/servicios/deposito-tfgtfm It includes the title, the name of the degree, the author’s name and surname, and the supervisor’s name and surname.
The following page will include the author’s name and surname, the supervisor’s name and surname, the title (in Spanish and English) and degree. In addition, this page will include an abstract of 200 words (approximately), in Spanish and in English or one of the other languages offered for the B1 accreditation.
The student should explain the purpose of his/her TFG; set out the reasons for undertaking this particular study, mention the possible applications to public or private organizations; mention the methodology he/she is going to apply or use; briefly describe the different sections and content of the dissertation.
Theoretical framework / Literature review / Contextualization
In this section the student should give a summary of the reading research that he/she has done into the topic area, describing the existing and established theory and research in the report area and providing a context for the work.
It is also important to contextualize the dissertation by referring to similar works in the same specific field of study, other findings in the same line, etc..
Here the student will describe the scope of the research and all of the research methods he/she intends to use. This section starts by describing the process and the particular methods of research.
Analysis of results
This is the main body of the dissertation, where the student will describe the results obtained from the data that he/she has gathered during the research
Discussion and conclusions
In this section the general and specific conclusions must be presented. In addition, the student should explain if these conclusions are consistent with the objectives initially proposed and justify the work done.
It is important to stress the importance of the study again. That is, the student should explain the public, business or academic interest of the results obtained.
He/she may also describe any limitations or shortcomings in the research methods.
In this section the student has to include a list of all the sources he/she has used and referred to in the body of the dissertation: books, book chapters, journals, websites, reports, etc.
Here the student can find some guidelines:
SURNAME, NAME. (YEAR). Title. Publisher, Place of publication.
Articles in Journals:
SURNAME, NAME. (YEAR).): “Title of article”. Title of journal , Vol. x, No. x, pp. x-y.
SURNAME, NAME. (YEAR). Name of Webpage. [online]. Available: http://? [accessed: Date Month YEAR]
NAME OF UNIVERSITY/NEWSPAPER/WEBSITE, (YEAR). Name of Webpage. [online]. Available: http://? [accessed: Date Month YEAR]
4.7. Tables, charts, figures and graphs
It is recommended to use a double numbering system for tables, charts, figures and graphs (the first number for the chapter and the second for the order within the chapter).
The student can include one appendix or several appendices in the dissertation which should be numbered (e.g. Appendix I; Appendix II, Appendix III, etc.). In this section the student should include:
- The questionnaire that he/she has used if he/she has carried out a survey.
- Any supplementary information which could be useful but which is not essential to understand the study.