Project (9 months duration, 60 ECTS)

This programme aims to provide students with a solid theoretical and practical background to successfully complete their scientific research work in Business Economics, Management, Marketing and Finance. The MSc thesis typically entails a major research project from which students conduct original theory based research, working in close collaboration with a supervisor, who oversees all stages of the thesis from the initial proposal through to the final defence. Students learn to carry out a valid study and acquire common research-related competencies such as topic selection addressing a contemporary business issue in their chosen area of specialization, proposal preparation, literature reviewing, hypothesis/ methodology or experimental design formulation, data collection, scientific writing and critical interpretation of results. Linked to the thematic area of their research work, students apply technical and analytical skills learned in their coursework to develop strategies and solutions to the problem they are studying.

Research activities

Topics generally available for Master of Science theses:

  • Economic Analysis;
  • Quantitative Analysis;
  • Cost Benefit Analysis;
  • Management Studies;
  • Econometric Analysis;
  • Financial Management;
  • Portfolio Management;
  • Market Research;
  • E-Commerce;
  • Web Based Surveys;
  • Input-Output Modeling;
  • Multicriteria Problem Solving;
  • Regional Development;
  • Rural Development.

Indicative master thesis realized whithin the area

Title Energy markets: Analysis of petroleum and gas markets using econometrics techniques (2011)
Author Evangelos Kyritsis, Greece
Place of realisation Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Vassilis Polimenis

 

Title Total Quality Management in 4* and 5* Hotels in Crete: Evidence and Challenges (2011)
Author Nikolaos Dimitrakakis, Greece
Place of realisation Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Marios Katsioloudes

 

Title Cooperative microfinance in Agriculture, Analysis of outreach and financial sustainability of the Albanian saving and credit union (2011)
Author onida Lekocaj, Albania
Place of realisation Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Salko Drini

 

Title Developing a strategy for tourism in the area of Krushevo (2011)
Author Daniela Risteska, FYROM
Place of realisation Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Marios Katsioloudes

 

Title Exploring tourists’ attitudes towards Cretan extra virgin olive oil (2011)
Author Ahmad Farrah, Palestine
Place of realisation Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. George Baltas