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Call for Proposal

Management Theses at 3 Universities in the National Capital Region

Apply today to participate in the 10-minute Thesis Competition organized by the Sprott School of Business, the Telfer School of Management, and the Département des sciences administratives at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) !

If you’re a master or doctoral student at one of those business schools, please write a one-page submission with your supervisor, following instructions below under the section How to Propose a Presentation.

Three submissions will be chosen by each institution to advance to the 10-minute Thesis Competition at UQO on Friday, October 5, 2018 between 11:00 and 17:00.

You’ll have the opportunity to square off against your business-school peers for $6,000 in cash prizes.

Participation and attendence are free for all, and the professional and university communities are welcomed to register and listen to the curious minds from our two cities ! 

By this point in your academic career you’re probably well acquainted with the traditional academic presentation structure: research problem, theoretical framework, methodology, results and conclusions – in that order. That you would want to adhere to that structure for most presentations doesn’t surprise us. We get it. It’s a big part of your academic training.

But there’s another important skill for young researchers to have: communicating the impact and significance of their work right up front, and in plain language. So with the Sprott-Telfer-UQO 10-minute Thesis Competition, we’re asking presenters to abandon the traditional academic presentation structure. Instead, find an alternative way to present your project in a way that a lay person would understand. Explain what’s innovative about your project and the potential impact of the research. Tell a story. Look for creative ways to explain how and why your research matters.  

Sprott School of Business

Masters Programs:
Management

Doctoral Programs:
Management

Telfer School of Management 

Masters Programs:
Electronic Business
Health Systems
Management

Doctoral Programs:
Electronic Business
Management

Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

Masters Programs:
Business Administration
Financial Economics
Industrial Relations (theses in HRM)
Information Science and Technology (theses in MIS)
Project Management

Doctoral Programs:
Industrial Relations (theses in HRM)
Information Science and Technology (theses in MIS)
Project Management

Write a one-page submission with your supervisor, who should appear as second author.

Include the content that would typically be included in an academic-type presentation, but in a different format – one that highlights what’s innovative about your project and its potential impact. We’re looking for creative ways of explaining how and why the research matters.

On the OpenConf interface of our competition, just click on Make Submission, and submit your presentation proposal by copying-pasting your text in the abstract field.

http://theses.management/openconf

Just the abstract is enough for now, as you will be able to upload your PPTX presentation file by September 10, 2018. 

Each institution will select 3 students for the presentation competition. Others are invited to register for the poster competition held the same day.

Each presentation should be no more than 10 minutes in length.

Presenters will be evaluated on their ability to convey the significance of their research with clarity and impact.

$6,000 in cash prizes will be awarded:

For 10-minutes presenters: 1st prize – $3,000; 2nd prize – $2,000$; 3rd prize – $1,000

For poster presenters: $500

May 25, 2018 - Call for Proposal & Registration Open
September 14, 2018 - Proposals Sent via OpenConf (previously Sept. 7)
September 21, 2018 - Responses Sent to Students (previously Sept. 14)
September 28, 2018 - Program Published (previously Sept. 21)
October 5, 2018 - Competition Held at UQO

Management Theses at 3 Universities

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