Master Thesis Option (MTO)
The Master Thesis submitted by 2011 MTO students Ajay Lamba and Chinthana Ramaswamy had been accepted for publication in International Journal of Production Economics. Their paper is titled "How can we improve the performance of supply chain contracts? An experimental Study."
MTO Degree Requirement
The Master's Thesis Option provides students the opportunity to differentiate your Graduate Degree. To fulfill the requirements for a Master’s Thesis, a student will complete six credits consisting of two courses. Student's must follow the sequence and enroll in part one before enrolling in part two. None of the 3- credit courses listed below can be substituted by Independent Study.
Part 1: A one-semester (three-credits), faculty-led MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium, offered each Fall.
Part 2: A one semester (three-credits), MBA AF 699 Master's Thesis Option, offered every Spring. This course is supplemented by an additional one or two semester of research with a thesis advisor, depending on the degree of preparation of student.
The grade for the MTO Thesis course, upon a successful thesis defense, is determined by the thesis adviser in consultation with the Masters Thesis committee. The grade will remain as an "In-Progress" [shown on transcripts with a “Y” designation] up until the student defends their thesis.
The deadline to submit a thesis for binding is as follows:
December 1st: for December graduates
April 15th: for June graduates
August 1st: for August graduates
POLICIES and FORMS:
Policies and Forms for Theses and Dissertations can be found at:
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Any successful Master’s Thesis Option should consist of applied or theoretical research of the highest caliber, resulting in a significant, coherent body of work, and demonstrate thorough knowledge of both research principles and the subject area.
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