In order to obtain the Master of Science degree, students are required to present and defend their written thesis in front of the Examination Board.
In order to be admitted to the graduation session students must earn all the credit points (credits must be earned not later than one month before the graduation day) provided in the programme structure, except for those credits of the thesis, and must not have any pending financial obligations to University of Tor Vergata.
The thesis is worth 24 credit points according to the programme structure of the MSc in Business Administration.
The thesis is evaluated on contents, presentation and defense. The evaluation is expressed out of 110. Students pass the final degree exam if they obtain a mark of at least 66. The Board can unanimously award "lode" (cum laude) as a special distinction.
The thesis preparation is divided into the following phases:
- Assignment of the thesis
- Request for admission to the thesis defense
- Thesis upload
- Thesis oral presentation and awarding the final grade
The thesis supervisor who formally assigns the thesis, supervises the progress of the work, assists the student to comply with any changes that need to be made to the thesis and decides whether the thesis can be considered completed in order to be defensed during the graduation session.
The supervisor is chosen by the students among the professors according to the BA course structure.
The thesis is an important part of the degree programme and must display the deep knowledge and capability gained in a particular field. It must be written on a topic connected to the 3 courses of your specialisation or to a core course (first-year courses).
Since the specialisation in Management Consulting is cross-sectoral the students belonging to this specialisation can choose a topic related to a course of the 4 functional specializations: Marketing and Sales, Human Resources Management, Control and Audit, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, only if they take the two optional courses in one of these specialisations in order to develop the deep knowledge required to write a thesis.
Online request for admission to the thesis defense
In order to be admitted to the graduation session students must deliver to the students’ office about 30 days before the graduation session the following documents:
- Requests for admission to the graduation session “domanda di ammissione dell’esame di laurea at “delphi website”
- “Payment form 500” for amount of € 16,00 for the graduation certificate (pergamena)
- The student’s booklet
- Receipt verifying the filling in of the evaluation questionnaire Almalaurea
Forms and procedures for admission to the graduation session are online at https://delphi.uniroma2.it
It is not necessary to present the “assegnazione della tesi di laurea” module even if you will find it available on Delphi.
Note: Payment for graduation (€16,00) can be done in any national UNICREDIT Group Bank. After payment bank gives you the receipt, which must be submitted to the students’ office. Don't forget to use the AUTH code that is on the receipt to validate your payment on Delphi.
For Almalaurea Questionnaire please select "Manage application to graduate" on Delphi and then "Registrazione su Almalaurea". After the registration you will have to fill in the questionnaire and submit the receipt to the students secretary office.
Thesis upload on Turnitin - Antiplagliarism check
The originality check helps instructors check students’s work for potential plagiarism by comparing it against almost all available sources on Internet (including major database of e-articles and of previous theses).
Tor Vergata University has adopted the platform turnitin (www.turnitin.com) – a worldwide standard for antiplagiarism. This system shows how much of the thesis matches content from the very wide turnitin database (including all the available Internet sources) and gives a “Similarity index” identifying (and quantifying) how much of the work matches an existing source.
Detailed information about the procedure to be followed to ckeck the thesis' originality as well as about the simililarity index percentage will be directly provided to students by the MSc BA programme office.
Thesis upload on Delphi
The thesis file in PDF format must be uploaded on Delphi around 7 days before the oral defense. The Supervisor has to confirm thesis sumbission on the same portal.
IMPORTANT: If students fail to submit their thesis by the deadline, they will not be admitted to the thesis defense.
Thesis oral presentantion and awarding the final grade
The graduation is composed of an oral presentation and of the defense, which includes answering questions and discussing issues, raised by the members of the Examination Board. Then the Board determines the student's graduation grade.
For graduation session, dress code is based on your personal opinion, but overly relaxed appearance is not welcomed.