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GETTING READY TO GRADUATE

In order to qualify for the graduation session, EEBL students must obtain the minimum number of 96 credits for core classes and electives and fulfill all financial obligations toward the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Students must also register for the graduation session on the Delphi online platform, submit the required documents, pay for the diploma certificate at the Students Office in the School of Economics and write a final thesis which is worth 24 credits. Students will be awarded the MSc in European Economics and Business Law if they achieve a final average mark of at least 66/110. Graduates will be contacted by the Office of Student Affairs (Segreteria Studenti) when their diploma certificate has been issued, therefore graduates are strongly advised to make sure their email address on Delphi is always up to date. Graduates should keep in mind that the EEBL Programme Office does not have information pertaining to when the diploma certificates are issued.

Requirements for graduation and important considerations

In order to obtain the Master of Science degree, students are required to defend their thesis in front of an Examination Board. To be admitted to the graduation session students must have earned a minimum of 96 credits and must not have any pending financial obligations with the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Students should keep in mind that depending on the kind of thesis they write, they should consider dedicating at least 3-6 months of time for the research, analysis and writing of the thesis. Students must contact a professor with a motivated request to be supervisor, well in advance, to decide a topic together and establish a timetable for the collection of data and the writing of each chapter. Thesis supervisors should be chosen from the professors with whom the students have sat at least one exam and whose area of research is pertinent to the student’s thesis topic. Students must send regular updates to their thesis supervisor, to keep them informed of their progress. Students are kindly requested to indicate their expected graduation session to the EEBL Programme Office (msc@eebl.uniroma2.it) as soon as they have confirmation from their thesis supervisor that their work is proceeding according to schedule, or at least 60 days before graduation. Students must also keep in mind that any activity for 6 CFU, such as an internship or research project, must be concluded at least 45 days before graduation in order for the student or the Desk Imprese Office to send the credit recognition request to the EEBL Academic Council.

Documents to submit

Students should submit the following to the Students Office located on the ground floor of Building B of the School of Economics at least 30 days before the date of thesis defence:
• The thesis application form from the Delphi online platform
• The receipt provided after the completion of the AlmaLaurea Questionnaire (done through the Delphi online platform)
• The exam booklet
To finalize the pre-graduation procedures, students will be expected to upload the final copy of their thesis onto the Delphi online platform before the deadline date.

Cancellation: Students who decide to forgo submitting their dissertation should annul their application on the Delphi platform and make a formal request at the Students Office at least 15 days before the scheduled thesis presentation date and at the same time let the EEBL Office know of their decision.

Writing a thesis

During students’ second year of study, after having identified a supervisor of the academic area in which they are interested and established a timetable for their work, students should use a specific format as they write their thesis and document their research. Each supervisor will have additional specific indications for students to follow. Furthermore, students should make sure to use the antiplagiarism instrument according to the instructions provided by the EEBL Programme Office via email. Students are also required to send the final draft of their thesis by e-mail to their supervisor and discussant at least one week before the defence date.

Thesis defence

Students are required to deliver a 10-15 minute oral presentation of their thesis and answer the questions raised by the discussant and other members of the Examination Board. Roughly ten days before the graduation session, students will be required to upload their thesis on the Delphi online platform and the supervisor will accept or decline the submitted thesis. One week before the graduation session, candidates will receive an email from the EEBL Programme Office with a request for the powerpoint or pdf presentation that will be used on the day of graduation. The graduating student should provide the supervisor and discussant with a printed and bound copy of the thesis before the thesis defence. Details confirming the candidates and the Examination Board will be published a few days before the graduation date.

Evaluation

The thesis is evaluated on its contents, presentation and defence. The final mark is out of 110 points. Students will graduate and complete the MSc. in EEBL degree only if they obtain a mark of at least 66. The Examination Board can unanimously award honours (cum laude) as a mark of special distinction.

Publications of best thesis work in procurement

Students are also invited to consult the UNGM website, where some interesting procurement topics are proposed by the United Nations. After graduation, selected students may be eligible to publish their thesis summaries online. For more information and assistance, students may contact: msc@eebl.uniroma2.it .


Procurement Topics
Debriefing and Bid Protest Professionalization
Contract Management and Administration Procurement Thresholds
Vendor Performance Rating Statistics
Vendor Assessment Transparency in UN Procurement
UN Procurement Harmonization Gender Responsive Procurement
Greening the Blue with SP Commodity Coding Systems

 

EEBL GRADUATION SESSIONS
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, VIA COLUMBIA 2 - 00133 ROME

SESSION DATE AND TIME ROOM

WINTER 20 MARCH 2019  - 10:00 am Sala del Consiglio, Bldg. B, 2nd floor

SUMMER 22 JULY 2019 - 2:00 pm TBC

AUTUMN  21 OCTOBER 2019 - 2:00 pm TBC