Preparing your research plan

Please note that TSE will evaluate the suitability of your research topic in relation to the research profile and expertise of the major subject and its faculty.

The following should be clear from your research plan (max 10 pages, excluding cover and list of references):

  • research topic
  • grounds for topic selection
  • theoretical foundation for research
  • methods and potential data
  • scientific and societal novelty value
  • schedule of the research and studies
  • funding plan

For further information on the research profile of Turku School of Economics, please visit the web pages of TSE's subjects. Read also more about ongoing research at TSE.

Have a look at examples of doctoral thesis completed at TSE

When preparing your research plan, you can consult e.g.: 

Saunders Mark and Lewis Philip (2012)  Doing Research in Business & Management. An Essential Guide to Planning Your Project. Pearson Education Ltd, Harlow England.