Evaluation of International Master Thesis in the Program “Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow”

  • Julia Lopukhova
  • Elena Makeeva
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)


The project “Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow” aims to establish a new Master program for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Volga Region (Russian Federation). The program E4T has been already running for two and a half years in three main cities in the Volga Basin, (Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara and Saransk). Its main objective is to contribute significantly to a sustainable economic development of this region. This research focuses on the aspects of evaluation of international Master thesis in the program “Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow” within the framework of TEMPUS IV grant. The authors have developed a system of Master thesis’s evaluation and worked out a check list (an evaluation grid), which can be used as a basis for comprehending the criteria of marking the final thesis. The purpose of this work is to make master students’ outcomes assessment objective and accurate.


Outcomes assessment Master’s theses assessment Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow 



This project would have been impossible without the European Union Tempus IV Grant, the program “Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow” 544370-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-NL-TEMPUS-JPHES (2013-4607/001 - 001), and the support of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, the main grant holder. We would also like to thank our colleagues from the Faculty of International Business for their advice and collaboration, Prof. J. Spaubeck in particular.


  1. 1.
    Babbie, E.: The Practice of Social Research, 13th edn. Thomson Wadsworth, Belmont (2011). 586 p.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Guidelines for Master’s thesis. University of Canterbury (2015). 10 p. Accessed 14 Dec 2016
  3. 3.
    Guidelines for the composition of essays, Master’s theses, research Master’s theses and dissertations. Katholieke universiteit Leuven (2014). 42 p.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Guidelines for writing a Master thesis exposé (2012). 5 p. Universität Wien., Accessed 12 May 2016
  5. 5.
    Guidelines for writing academic research proposals and theses. Handbook. School of Hospitality and Tourism, Kenyatta University (2012). 22 p. Accessed 13 Jan 2016
  6. 6.
    Hayo, B.: Guidelines for writing a Master’s thesis. Marburg, School of Business & Economics, (2015). 7 p.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Helgren, J., Parker, D.: Writing Theses and Dissertations. Claremont Graduate University. Accessed 25 Dec 2015
  8. 8.
    Lopukhova, Y., Suchkov, D.: Aspects of Preparation and Evaluation of International Master Thesis in the program “Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow” in the Framework of TEMPUS Project. New Strategies for Learning Activity Assessment (Scientific local and wide-spread propagation electronic publication), Samara, Russia, pp. 242–252 (2016)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Makeeva, E., Spaubeck, J.: International Master Thesis: Structure and Content Requirements in the framework of the program “Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow” (TEMPUS IV Project) (Scientific local and wide-spread propagation electronic publication), Samara, Russia. pp. 222–229 (2016)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Teekkari, T.: Master’s Thesis Guide. University of Oulu, Department of Communications Engineering (2012). 35 p.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Samara State Technical UniversitySamaraRussian Federation
  2. 2.Samara State University of Social Sciences and EducationSamaraRussian Federation

Personalised recommendations