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kształcenia dla WNE

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Thesis submission procedure

1. Supervisor's approval
When the content and the form of your dissertation is approved by your Supervisor, he or she will sign the Supervisor's approval form.
Colour-scan the form with both signatures (resolution min. 150 dpi) and paste it as page 2 of your dissertation (both in single-sided printouts and in the digital version).
You will include the hard copy of the form which bears the signatures in the double-sided printout.

2. Finishing the digital version of your thesis
Before closing your project ensure it is free of typing and editing mistakes, and that all intellectual property of other persons you include in your project is properly referenced. Your project after submission will be plagiarism-checked (see point 4).
Save your project as two files: Word-processed (a .doc/.docx format file) and a PDF-converted (a .pdf Acrobat file). Both will be archived in the University project database, which is not open to the public.
Caution: follow strictly the standard for naming your project files:
for Polish students: [degree type]-[PESEL].[ext],
for foreigners: [degree type]-[student number,e.g. nr albumu].[ext],
where 'degree type' means the relevant degree code selected from the list below, 'pesel' means your PESEL number, and 'ext' stands for file extension (.pdf or .doc/.docx).

Degree code Study programme Degree
2400-LIC-EK first-cycle or 5-year programmes on individual basis licencjat
2400-LIC-FII first cycle, finance, investments and accounting, specialty Finance and International Investment licencjat
2400-MGR-IEC second cycle, economics, specialty International Economics magister
2400-MGR-DE second cycle, economics, specialty Development Economics magister
2400-MGR-QF second cycle, finance, investments and accounting, specialty Quantitative Finance magister
2400-MGR-EFB second cycle, finance and accounting, specialty European Finance & Banking (from 2007) magister
2400-MGR-FB second cycle, banking and finance, specialty European Finance & Banking (till 2006) magister


No diacritics (national characters like á,ç,ö,ę, etc.) are allowed in file names.

Once you comply with the above please retrieve both files (.doc/.docx and .pdf) on a single CD. Files named incorrectly will be rejected by the electronic archive and will require resubmission of your CD with correct filenames.

Examples:

  • Bachelor thesis of Finance and International Investment student whose PESEL (login for USOS) is 12073013333 (Word format):
    2400-LIC-FII-12073013333.doc
  • Bachelor thesis of Finance and International Investment student whose PESEL (login for USOS) is 12073013333 (pdf format):
    2400-LIC-FII-12073013333.pdf
  • Master thesis of an International Economics student whose PESEL (login for USOS) is 12073013333 (Word format):
    2400-MGR-IEC-12073013333.doc
  • Master thesis of an International Economics student whose PESEL (login for USOS) is 12073013333 (pdf format):
    2400-MGR-IEC-12073013333.pdf
  • Master thesis of a Quantitative Finance student whose PESEL is 12073013333 (login for USOS) (Word format):
    2400-MGR-QF-12073013333.doc
  • Master thesis of a Quantitative Finance student whose PESEL is 12073013333 (login for USOS) (pdf format):
    2400-MGR-QF-12073013333.pdf

3. Printing the hard copies of your thesis
Prepare two hard copies for the Students' Office. All should be identical with the digital version on your CD.
Print two copies double-sided (except for the first three pages: the title page; supervisor's approval and your statement of authorship; abstract and keywords; which remain one-sided in all your copies). All copies should be comb-bound only, with a transparent front cover - no hardback binding.

4. Submission in Students' Office
Submit your thesis along with some documents in the Students' Office of the Faculty of Economic Sciences. Please check through the following list before you bring your thesis to the students' office. Only complete files will be accepted.

  1. Thesis project in 2 copies (see point 3).
  2. A CD with two electronic versions of your thesis (see point 3).
  3. 5 photographs of 4.5 x 6.5 cm (one more if degree with distinction).
  4. Payment receipt of the degree issue charge (100 PLN). This payment should be made to the student individual account (individual account numbers available on the USOSweb)
  5. Student ID should be returned to the Students' Office on the day of the diploma examination (students of the first cycle programmes can keep the student ID card till 31 October)

5. Plagiarism check
The Students' Office will forward your project for plagiarism check (performed with the plagiat.pl software). The check may take up to 24 hours. The software measures how the volume of citations in your work based on internet and other resources. If your project exceeds threshold levels of non-original content it will be rejected and your Supervisor will be notified. Before reconsideration you will need to revise your project.
Consequently, as of 1 June 2010 students no longer submit dissertations for plagiarism check themselves.

6. Archiving diploma dissertations
After submission ofyour dissertation in the Students' Office you will have to enter it into USOSweb in APD system. You will need to log into APD in USOSweb, put the basic data of your thesis and forward them to the approval of the supervisor.  

7. Review
After your thesis has been accepted, the Dean for Academic Affairs will appoint the Second Reader and ask him to evaluate your thesis according to the criteria set out in point Thesis evaluation. He or she is given two weeks' time to do it. Both your Second Reader and your Supervisor will produce their *evaluation reports *and propose grades for your thesis. If both grades are positive and if the disparity between the suggested grade is less or equal 1 full grade your thesis can be defended. The Dean for Academic Affairs will appoint a date for your degree examination and the members of your examination committee.

8. Clearance Slips
The document is placed in USOSweb in “Common Section”. Please fill it in.

Degree examination

All degree examinations are oral examinations conducted by a committee of academics. The examination includes at least two questions to the examinee on: 1) the topic of their thesis project; 2) a selected issue in economics. The first question concerns problems treated in the thesis, the methods employed, the results achieved, and their relation to results of other publications in the field. The Faculty Council recommended that the second question should concern an issue related to the problem area of the thesis, so that it helps determine whether the examinee has a grasp of the way their thesis is situated within a broader economic context. The second question, however, should not explicitly address the thesis project but the economic theory on which the project draws.

Your final grade is calculated on the basis of three components: 1) your cummulative GPA 2) the average of the grades proposed by your Supervisor and the Second Reader in their evaluation reports, 3) your graded answers on the degree examination. These components are weighted as 0.7 / 0.2 / 0.1 for the first cycle students, and the weights are 0.5 / 0.4 / 0.1 for the second cycle students.

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