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GUIDELINES FOR MASTERS THESIS

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

December, 2012
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction .......................... 2

Parts of the Thesis ................ 2


Figure 1 Cover page..3
Figure 2 First Page3
Figure 3 Second Page4
Dedication ....................... 4
Acknowledgements ........ 4
Table of Contents ........... 4
Lists of Illustrations ........ 5
Abstract ........................... 5
Text ................................. 5
Footnotes..5
Appendices ..................... 5
Bibliography/List of
References/Works Cited..5
Vita ................................. 6

Physical Format .................... 7


Paper ............................... 7
Type Size and Font ......... 7
Corrections ..................... 7
Pagination ....................... 7
Spacing ........................... 7
Margins ........................... 8
Illustrations ..................... 8
Checklist ............................... 8

Master Thesis Process9


Forms
Form: AK-MT-0114
Form: AK-MT-0215, 16
Form: AK-MT-0317

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INTRODUCTION

As a candidate for a masters degree, your department may require a thesis representing
original research that contributes to your discipline. You must provide two hardcover copies
plus four softcover copies of your thesis and two electronic copies (one in Word and one
in PDF format). Therefore, it is essential that you conform to the guidelines established in this
document and construct a well-presented thesis.
This document will help you organize your thesis and format it appropriately. In
addition, you should seek the guidance of your mentor and the other members of your thesis
committee throughout the entire process of writing your thesis. It is the responsibility of each
candidate for a masters degree to follow the guidelines established in this document. Choice
of citation and bibliographical style will vary by discipline, but the format of every thesis
should be consistent with these guidelines.

PARTS OF THE THESIS

Thesis length, topic and submission process

Your thesis is supposed to be between 50 and 60 pages, formatted in a standard


suggested below; or between 15 and 18,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography. The
final deadline for the submission of the thesis is 6 months following the last day of the
second semester.

Cover page
Refer to Figure 1 as an example.

First Page
Refer to Figure 2 as an example.

Second Page
Refer to Figure 3 as an example.
Figure 1 - Sample Cover Page

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN BOSNIA AND


HERZEGOVINA
AMERICAN SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT (or
ECONOMICS)

CANDIDATES NAME FONT: Times New Roman


SIZE: 14
ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
MASTER THESIS
(THESIS)

MAGISTARSKA TEZA
(TEZA)

MONTH, YEAR

Figure 2 - Sample First Page


AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN BOSNIA AND
HERZEGOVINA
AMERICAN SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT (or
ECONOMICS)

CANDIDATES NAME FONT: Times New Roman


SIZE: 12
ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
MASTER THESIS A4 size of paper
(THESIS)

MAGISTARSKA TEZA
(TEZA)

MONTH, YEAR

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Figure 2 - Sample Second page
AUBIH Mentor. First, Last Name, Title Font: Times New Roman
Master Thesis Project has...XY pages
Master Thesis Project Number Size: 12
Master Thesis Project
Number leave it blank for the
University to put a number

Dedication

A dedication page is optional. If you choose to include one, it must be on its own page.

Acknowledgements

An acknowledgements page is optional. If you choose to include one, it must be on its own
page.

Table of Contents

A table of contents is required. Place the table of contents immediately before the text of
the thesis and any lists of illustrations, charts, etc. that you include (see below). Include all
chapter names and main subdivision names in the table of contents. Chapter titles are left-
justified and page numbers are right-justified with a dot leader preceding them. Subdivision
names should be indented. Make sure to be consistent in the numbering format for chapter and
section titles used in the table of contents and that used in the text. For example, do not use
Roman numerals for chapter titles in the table of contents and Arabic numerals in the text and
do not write out numbers as words in the table of contents, but use an Arabic or Roman
numeral in the text. Refer to Figure 4 as an example.

Figure 4 - Sample Table of Contents


Chapter One: Title ...1
Chapter Two: Title ...16
Subheading Title .22

Lists of Illustrations

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If you are including illustrations, you must include a list of them. Illustrations include
pictures, photographs, tables, figures, charts, and graphs. Use a separate list for each type of
illustration and format the list exactly as you would format the table of contents. Additionally,
each list must be on a separate page.

Abstract

An abstract of your thesis is required. Your abstract should be brief (no more than one
page) and double-spaced on its own separate page.

Text

The text of your thesis represents the body of your research. Be sure to cite quotations and
ideas borrowed from others in a consistent fashion throughout your thesis. You can
choose among the two of standard styles, the Chicago Manual of Style or Bluebook.
Information about both styles is available at:
th
University of Chicago Press. The Chicago Manual of Style. 14 ed. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 1993.

Or

Bluebook guide for law students available at.


http://www.law.suffolk.edu/library/research/Bluebook/

Footnotes

Place use only footnotes at the bottom of the page. Consult the style guide you are using
for appropriate use of notes.

Appendices

Use an appendix or appendices to include materials that are not an integral part of the text,
but that contribute examples or supporting evidence to your research. Include the
appendix/appendices after the last page of the text and before the bibliography.

Bibliography/List of References/Works Cited

The bibliography, or list of references, is the last required portion of the thesis. Be sure to
use the citation style that is approved by your thesis mentor.

Vita
You may include a brief vita with your thesis. A vita tells the reader basic facts about your
birth and your educational experience. If you choose to include a vita, it must be the last page
of your thesis and be numbered. It must be written in the third person. That is, avoid the use
of the pronoun I. Refer to Figure 5 for an example of a vita.

Figure 5 - Sample Vita

The author (your full name) was born in (city and state) on (date of birth, including the
year). He/She attended (the name of your college/university) from 19xx to 19xx and
received a Bachelor of Arts/Science in (your major/majors) in 19xx. He/She began work
toward a Master of Arts/Fine Arts/Science in (subject of your graduate studies) at the
State University of New York College at Brockport in the Fall/Spring/Summer of 19xx.
PHYSICAL FORMAT

Prepare your manuscript using a word processing program.

Paper

Use only one side of high-quality paper. Paper must be white and unlined and must be the
standard A4 size.

Type Size, Font, and Print

Use a 12-point standard Times New Roman. Avoid using fancy fonts as they are difficult
to read and are not appropriate for a thesis. Use the same font throughout the document.
While illustrations may be in color, you should use only black type in your manuscript.
When printing your thesis, use a high quality ink jet or laser jet printer. Make sure the type
is uniformly dark and crisp throughout the document. It is preferable that you print multiple
copies of your thesis, but you may also take your manuscript to be professionally photocopied.

Corrections

The final draft of your thesis should represent a carefully proofread document and be free
of grammatical and spelling errors. However, if you do need to make a correction to the final
draft of your thesis, do not use correction fluid as it can flake away. Instead, make corrections
directly to the manuscript.

Pagination

Number ALL pages of your manuscript with the exception of the title page and signature
page. Begin numbering the pages with the dedication page or the acknowledgements page (if
included). Otherwise, begin numbering with the table of contents. All numbered pages
preceding the text of your thesis should be numbered with lower case Roman numerals (i, ii,
iii, ). The text of your thesis should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, ). Check
the style guide that your mentor approved to determine whether numbers should appear in the
header or footer of the thesis and whether they should be centered or in the right corner of the
page.

Spacing

Indent every paragraph and double-space your manuscript, including the title page and
copyright page. Check your selected style guide to determine whether long quotations,
footnotes, the table of contents, and the bibliography should be single-spaced or double-spaced.
Do not add extra spaces between paragraphs or sections.
Margins

To facilitate binding, the left margin of your thesis must be 1-1/2. The remaining margins
should be 1-1/4. Page numbers and illustrations must fit within the specified margins. If an
illustration is too large to fit into the margins, reduce it so that it will fit.

Illustrations

Tables, figures, graphs, etc. must be numbered. Numeration can be consecutive (Table 1,
Table 2, Table 3, etc.) or can be double numbers according to the placement of illustrations
within specific chapters. For example, Table 5.1 would be the first table in chapter five of your
thesis.
High-quality photocopies of photographs are preferred to actual photographs. However,
you may affix original photographs using paper cement. Photographs should be mounted on
the same cotton bond paper that you are using throughout the thesis. All illustrations,
including mounted photographs, must fit into the prescribed margins.

Checklist

1. Is your thesis paginated correctly?


2. Did you use your full and official name on the title page, copyright page, signature page,
and vita?
3. Are the titles on the title page, signature page, and abstract exactly the same?
4. Are your margins correct?
5. Did you submit the required number of copies?

Guidelines adapted from the University at Buffalos Guidelines for Graduation and Theses and
Dissertation Preparation available at http://www.grad.buffalo.edu/grad-
docs/adobe/pdf/thesesguide.pdf, the University of Texas at Austins Format for the Masters
Thesis and Report available at http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/pdn/pdf/format_guidelines-m.pdf,
and the University of Rochesters The Preparation of Doctoral Theses: a Manual for Graduate
Students available at http://www.rochester.edu/Theses/index.html.
MASTERS THESIS PROCESS

General Timeline:
Candidate should do the following by this date/period:

What When Notes

The candidate chooses a mentor and


Beginning of the 5th week of
1 sends in a Request for Approval of a The candidate may obtain the
Semester 2
Proposed Mentor (Form AK-MT-01) approval of the mentor and the
approval of the thesis topic, but
The candidate chooses a mentor and cannot defend the thesis until all
Beginning of the 10th week courses are passed and all
2 sends in a Request for Masters Thesis
of Semester 2 curriculum requirements are
Approval" (Form AK-MT-02)
fulfilled.

The candidate receives from AUBiH Based on a positive approval, the


3 Senate an official note for the Master's The end of Semester 2 candidate may start to work on the
Thesis Approval Masters thesis.

The thesis cannot be defended


until all courses are passed and all
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The final deadline for the submission of 6 months following the last curriculum requirements are
the Master's Thesis day of the Semester 2 fulfilled.

IMPORTANT: The candidate may start the process of preparation of his/hers masters thesis
(approval of mentor obtained, approval of the thesis topic obtained), but cannot defend the
thesis until all courses are passed and all curriculum requirements are fulfilled. Also, if the
candidate has the approvals for the mentor and the thesis topic, but at the end of the Semester
2 does not passes all the courses in the curriculum, the work on the final project will be
postponed and the final deadline for the submission of the thesis (6 months following the
last day of the Semester 2) will be prolonged.

1) The candidate proposes and together with the Dean of the College confirms the
suggestion for a mentor. A Request for Approval of the Proposed Mentor (Form
AK-MT-01) needs to be filled out and signed. The Dean of the College sends the
signed Request form through Academic Department to AUBiH Senate.
Please note the following:
a) A mentor must be a professor with the academic title of Assistant Professor
(Docent), Associate Professor and Full Professor and must be in the same scientific
field in which the candidates masters thesis is.
b) A mentor may be a professor who works at AUBiH, or an external mentor.
c) If the candidate proposes an external mentor a written explanation for such proposal
should be sent along with the Request form.
2) AUBiH Senate renders a decision within 30 days of the receipt of the Request and
officially nominates the mentor based on the proposal from the Request form.
Academic Department informs the candidate about Senates decision.
3) Mentor and candidate define the title/topic of masters thesis and submit through
Academic Department to Senate the Request for Masters Thesis Approval (Form
AK-MT-02). The candidate must provide all information required on the form,
including:
The candidates full name with a short biography and information on the masters
studies, with the titles earned in the previous study
Proposal of the
topic
Elaboration on the topic proposal which shall
contain:
Description of the scientific problem that the candidate wishes to research
Description of the research goals they want to achieve
Hypothesis which is to be tested
Methodology that is to be applied
Reference materials to be used
The content of scientific research that the candidate must do to prove the
proposed hypothesis.
The list of scientific and professional works if the candidate has any.

4) The Senate nominates the Committee for the evaluation of the suitability of the
candidate and the topic, the relevance of the topic and the suitability of candidates in
terms of legal and statutory provisions. The Senate nominates the Committee within 15
days of the receipt of the Request for Masters Thesis Approval. The Committee
consists of the mentor and two members. The members of the Committee select a
chairman among themselves.
Note: The mentor may be a member of the committee, but not necessarily. The mentor
and members of the Committee must be professors with the academic title of Assistant
Professor (Docent), or Associate Professor, or Full Professor.

5) The Committee completes the evaluation and decides about the suitability of the
candidate and the topic. The Committee is required to submit a report with their
decision to the AUBIH Senate within 15 days of the receipt of the topic proposal for
Masters thesis.
6) AUBiH Senate either accepts or rejects the Committees report with the decision and
informs Dean of the College and candidate before the end of Semester 2. Based on
positive reports, the candidate, in cooperation with the mentor, may start to work on the
Masters thesis.
7) Upon the completion of the Masters thesis, the candidate fills out the Request for
Defense of Masters Thesis (Form AK-MT-03) and submits it to Academic
Department.
IMPORTANT: This Request should be submitted only if all of the Curriculum
requirements (all courses passed, TOEFL taken and the required test results submitted,
ect.) and other financial obligation (tuition payment, ect.) are fulfilled.
8) At the same time, the candidate also submits one copy of the Masters thesis to
Academic Department.
9) The Request is forwarded to Senate and a copy of the Masters thesis is sent to the
mentor.
10) The Senate appoints the Committee for review and defense of the Masters thesis. The
members of the Committee select a chairman among themselves.
Note: The members of this Committee may be the same members as in the first
Committee.
11) The mentor is obliged to review the final version of the Masters thesis and within 30
days of the receipt of the work to submit a written analysis to the Committee for further
evaluation.
12) The Committee within 30 days of the receipt of the work submits a report on the
evaluation of the Masters thesis to the Senate.
13) The Senate may reject the Masters thesis, return it for additional changes/corrections
or accept it and give an approval for the defense. The Senate gives the final instructions
to Academic Department and they inform the candidate about it.
14) After the Senate gives the official approval for the defense of the Masters thesis, the
candidate is obliged to submit a total of 6 printed and 2 electronic copies of his/hers
final work. For these 6 printed copies: 2 should be hardcover copies and 4 softcover
copies. For the 2 electronic copies: 1 should be in MS Word, and 1 in PDF file.
Two hardcover copies will be placed in the University Library, 3 softcover copies are
for the three-committee members and one soft cover copy is reserved for public. Digital
versions will be placed in Digital Library and on the web site.
15) The candidates Masters Thesis work and the Committees evaluation report are made
public for at least 15 days through publication in the media and through the Library and
web page. Questions regarding the Thesis may be posted/asked and the candidate is
required to answer these questions during the defense of the Thesis.
16) After 15 days from the day of its official public presentation Rector announces the date
for the defense of the Thesis. Academic Department informs the candidate about date
and time.
17) During the defense of the Masters Theses, the candidate needs to show that he/she
mastered the subject matter in the field in which he/she did his/her thesis and to defend
the conclusions to which he/she came.
18) Defense of Masters Thesis is open for public. The Chairman of the Committee for
review and defense of the thesis opens the session and informs the candidates
biographical information, information about his/her early scientific and professional
work, as well as the information about the fulfillment of conditions for the defense of
the thesis. The member of the Committee who the Chairman designates reads the report
of the Committee, decision to accept the report and the decision on the composition of
the Committee.
19) After completing the actions referred to in the previous section, the Candidate orally
presents the subject matter and the method of research as well as the scientific results of
the thesis. The presentation for the masters thesis defense may last maximum of 30
minutes.
20) After the presentation, the candidate shall answer the questions by the members of the
Committee and other persons in the procedure of the public defense of the thesis.
21) After the responses to questions, the Chairman of the Committee declares the procedure
of defense completed and the Committee goes to deliberate in private.
22) The Committee for review and defense of the thesis/dissertation during the deliberation,
without the presence of others, unanimously or by majority vote, makes a decision on
the defense of the thesis/ dissertation and announces it publicly. The decision referred
to in the previous paragraph shall be: defended or did not defend. Grade (numerical
and alphabetic) for overall work is given later. During the defense of the thesis/
dissertation there shall be a record kept which shall be signed by all members of the
Committee. The record shall be delivered to the Senate of AUBIH for informative
reasons.

Note: Rules for Masters Theses process taken from Articles 131. - 148. of The Statute of
AUBiH (December, 2012).

Excerpts from the Statute of AUBiH:

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Article 146

The promotion of Master and Doctoral Degree holders shall be performed by the Provost of AUBIH, at a
ceremony organized no later than one year after the defense of the thesis/ dissertation.
Information about the promoted master and doctoral degrees shall be published in the media and on
the web page of AUBIH.

Article 147

If, after the defense of the thesis/dissertation, a doubt arises that the thesis/ dissertation does not
represent an independent scientific research done by the candidate, the Provost shall summon a
Committee of three members with the task to examine whether there is reasonable doubt.
Should the Committee find that the suspicion is unfounded; they shall inform the Senate which will then
suspend the process and inform the candidate.
Should the Committee find that the thesis/dissertation does not represent an independent scientific
research done by the candidate; the Committee shall submit a report to the Senate, with a proposal to
have the degree revoked.
The Senate shall, within one month of the receipt, review the report. If the Senate does not accept the
report submitted by the Committee, the process shall be terminated.
If the Senate accepts the report by the Committee, there shall be a special session to which the person
whose masters/doctoral degree is being disputed shall be summoned as well. The session may be held
in his/her absence if the cause for absence is not justified in due time.

Article 148

The final decision on the revocation of the masters/doctoral degree and the cancellation of the diploma
shall be made by the Senate of AUBIH.
The decision referred to in the previous paragraph shall be announced in the same manner as the
information on the promoted master/doctoral degree holders.
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Additional Information for Masters Thesis Process

Change of Mentors
If in the course of writing the thesis it becomes necessary for a student to change mentors, they
will need to fill in a form AK-MT-01B (Request for the Change of Mentor). This form should
be filled in the same was as form AK-MT-01. The student should list the previous mentor as
well as the new mentor. The new mentor must agree to this arrangement, and the Senate must
sign off as per the procedure for form AK-MT-01. Students are responsible for keeping the
school informed of changes in their mentorship. If students change mentors and do not inform
the university, students may be liable for any transfer payments due to mentors caused by
students not keeping the university informed.
Should a mentor no longer wish to work with a student, they must formally submit their request
to the Director of Master Research, Dean of the (respective) College, and their mentee. They
must give at least 1 week (7 days) notice so that the university and the student can seek to
arrange for a new mentor for the student. The student will be asked to fill out form AK-MT-01B.
If a mentor discontinues their employment with the university, it is the students responsibility to
contact the university and request a new mentor, or assistance in finding a new mentor. If the
student request assistance, the school shall try to help pair a student to a mentor. This will not be
a forced relationship, but rather, one of mutual agreement between mentor and mentee.

Change of Topic
If in the course of writing the thesis, the student has significantly and/or materially altered the
topic of their thesis, they must submit form AK-MT-02 with the new topic information for
senate approval. This will follow the same process as initial approval for the topic; however, it
will not reset the clock for the student. The student shall remain under the initial deadline for
their thesis due date.

Extension of Thesis Due Date


If a student believes that they will not be able to submit their thesis by the due date, the student
has the responsibility to inform the university in a timely manner. The student will inform the
university about their intentions by submitting form AT-MK-04 (Extension of Thesis Request).
The student will need to complete all information on the form and submit it to their respective
college for approval. Extensions will need to be approved by the Dean of the respective College
and the Senate. Granting of the extension may or may not incur extra costs for the students,
depending on the reason for the extension and approval by the university.
If a student takes longer than is normally allowed, the thesis may be assessed with penalty points
for tardiness (at the discretion of the university). This form will allow the student to continue
without penalty points being assessed to their thesis, provided that the extension is approved. It
is the responsibility of the student to keep track of their due date as well as maintaining
sufficient progress of their thesis work.

Pausing the Thesis Writing


The university recognizes that students who are undertaking a professional degree such as an
LLM or MBA have other life commitments. It is possible that sometimes these commitments
may hinder or delay the student in a significant manner. If the student believes that they will be
hindered from progress on their thesis due to work, emergencies and/or life commitments; they
should submit form AT-MK-05 (Request for Academic Pause). This form should ideally be
submitted before the student intends to begin their pause. However, this request can be
submitted retroactively as a student realizes the impact that certain events may be having on
their thesis progress.
This form will effectively put the student in a state of not officially working on their thesis. As
such, the student will forfeit the right to access all university material during this pause period,
including officially meeting with their mentor(s). Pausing the thesis process will grant an
extension for the thesis submission date by the amount of time the student was on academic
pause. The student should submit form AT-MK-04 when they resume their thesis, listing the new
date of the thesis delivery as adjusted by the time of the pause. The student should list the reason
in form AT-MK-04 as the academic pause (with the dates of the pause indicated). A student is
allowed to resume their studies before the official end of their pause, but they must inform the
university via the Director of Masters Research as well as informing their mentor.
Depending on the nature of the pause, the university may ask the student to provide proof of
their need to pause the thesis writing process before approval is granted. Students will only be
allowed to request this once during their thesis writing. Students should be sure about their dates
of the pause when they submit the form. It is better to assume a longer period of time and
resume early than to miss time because of a miscalculation.

Students who are In Communicado


Students who are undertaking writing of their thesis have a responsibility to maintain contact
with the school and their mentors. As such, it is expected that students will be able to reply to
official communications from the university regarding their thesis progress. Students who are
requested to do so shall reply to all queries for information from the university. Students who do
not reply to such requests may face disciplinary measures up to and including forced withdrawal
from the thesis writing process by the university, Other possible measures can include
suspending the student for a period of time (implying the possibility of joining the next cohort),
asking the student to request an academic pause, or a student proposed remedy approved by the
university.
The following is the process to establish communications and a status of in communicado:
1. The school will attempt to contact the student individually to gain the necessary information.
2. If the student does not reply, the school will attempt to contact the mentor and see if the
student and mentor are in contact. The mentor will let the school know when they have been
able to contact the student. The student will have to contact the school and submit the
requested information. This will happen 1 week after a non-response.
3. If the mentor is unable to contact the student, the school will give the student 1 month to
contact the school. The school shall send the student an e-mail to their student e-mail address
(which is the official communication channel for the university) in a final attempt to gain the
information. If the student does not contact the school at the end of this 1 month period, the
school can begin a process to classify the student as in communicado. The student can
attempt to appeal this decision with the university, but the university has the final say in the
matter.
4. Students who have been deemed in communicado but allowed to remain with the university
will be required to submit updates about their contact with their mentor (proving they are
still working on their thesis) and must reply to all communications in a prompt and timely
manner. Any violations will trigger a review of the students status based on their willingness
to maintain communications with the university.
In addition to the above information, students will be asked to update the school on a monthly
basis (or more often, at the students discretion or mandated by AUBiH). Students are asked to
use the monthly meetings forms (see LMS for the form) in order to show that they are making
good faith efforts. This will also be a time to report problems the student is encountering. If
there are no problems reported, the university shall assume that no problems are present.

LMS Thesis Class


The university shall maintain a class for Masters Thesis in LMS. This class will contain all
forms and a copy of the up-to-date version of the handbook. Students shall be able to submit
copies of their paperwork to this class as well as keep track of information supplied by the
university relative to the Masters Thesis process and their cohort. Graded items in this LMS
class shall reflect the stages of paperwork for the thesis process and whether the student has
completed the paperwork for each stage.
All master degree students shall be placed into one class and divided into groups within the
class. This will allow the university to contact either all students at once, target information by
cohort or contact other sub-divisions as necessary.
American Universit
Master Thesis y Request
in Bosniafor
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Herzegovina

Candidate: First Name:

Last Name:
Index #
Acceptance confrmation of
Name of the mentor suggested: suggested
person
Title and position:

If suggested mentor is not AUBIH employee please provide explanation for such proposal:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation) Candidates signature
and date

Deans approval (YES / NO)


(Print name, title and signature)
Date

Received at Academic Department


(Print name, title and signature)
Date

Decision from Academic Senate

Approved / Disapproved

If disapproved please provide


short explanation:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)

Person who informed Candidate about the decision:


(Print name, title and signature) Date

Instructions:
Candidate is obligated to fill in information presented on top portion of this form, obtain acceptance signature from his/her
suggested
Form: AK-MT-1

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mentor and turn in at Deans Ame rican
office University in Bosnia and
for further
approval Completed form with all signatures has
to be in students file. Herz egovin a
If not completed with all signatures, form is not valid and request will not be approved.

Form: AK-MT-2

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Request for Master Thesis Approval

Candidate: First Name:

Last Name:

Index #

Mentor (Name, Title, Position)

Master thesis proposal and candidate

info attached (YES/NO)

Number of pages attached:

Candidates signature and


date

Received at Academic Department


(Print name, title and signature)
Date
Approved / Disapproved:

Decision from Academic Senate: Approved / Disapproved:

Committee Decision: Approved / Disapproved:

If disapproved please provide short explanation:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)

Person who informed Candidate about the decision:


(Print name, title and signature)
Date

Form: AK-MT-3

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Instructions:
Candidate is obligated to fill in information presented on top portion of this form and attached pages
with required information Completed form with all signatures has to be in students file.
If not completed with all signatures, form is not valid and request will not be approved.

Form: AK-MT-4

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(Please use additional pages to describe requirements

written below) The proposal of the topic shall contain:

The full name of the candidate with a short biography and information on the
masters studies,
with the titles earned in the

previous study Name

Title earned during previous

study Short biography

Proposal of the topic

Elaboration on the topic proposal which shall contain:

Description of the scientifc problem that the candidate wishes to research

Description of the research goals they want to achieve

Hypothesis which is to be tested

Methodology that is to be applied

Reference materials to be used

The content of scientific research that the candidate must do to prove the proposed
hypothesis.

The list of scientific and professional works if the candidate has any.

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Form: AK-MT-02 Requirements to be submitted together with
form

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American University in Bosnia and
Herzegovina Request for Master Thesis
Project Presentation

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Candidate: First Name:

L a s t N a me:

Index #

Mentor (Name, Title, Position)

Master Thesis:

Candidates signature
and date

Received at Academic Department


(Print name, title and signature)
Date

Did candidate completed all requirement related to Curriculum (YES/NO)


Did candidate completed all his/her contractual obligations (YES/NO)

Approved / Disapproved:

Decision from Academic Senate to form Committee: Approved / Disapproved:

Decision from Academic Senate according to Committees report to proceed with


presentation:
Approved / Disapproved:

If disapproved please provide short explanation:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)

Person inform Candidate about decision:


(Print name, title and signature) Date

Instructions:
Candidate is obligated to fill in information presented on top
portion of this form Completed form with all signatures has to be
in students file.
If not completed with all signatures, form is not valid and request will not be approved.
Form: AK-MT-03
American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Master Thesis Request for Change of Mentor
Candidate:First Name:
Last Name:
Index #
Name of the previous mentor: ________________________________
Name of the mentor suggested: Acceptance confirmation of suggested
Title and position: person
If suggested mentor is not AUBIH employee please provide explanation for such proposal:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation) Candidates signature and date

Deans approval (YES / NO)


(Print name, title and signature) Date

Received at Academic Department


(Print name, title and signature) Date
Decision from Academic Senate

Approved / Disapproved

If disapproved please provide short explanation:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)

Person who informed Candidate about the decision:


(Print name, title and signature) Date

Instructions:
Candidate is obligated to fll in information presented on top portion of this form, obtain acceptance signature from his/her
suggested mentor and turn in at Deans office for further approval
Completed form with all signatures has to be in students fle.
If not completed with all signatures, form is not valid and request will not be approved.

Form: AK-MT-01B
American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Master Thesis Request for Thesis Extension
Candidate:First Name:
Last Name:
Index #
Reason for request of extension:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)

Candidates signature and date Mentors signature and date

Deans approval (YES / NO)


(Print name, title and signature) Date

Received at Academic Department


(Print name, title and signature) Date
Decision from Academic Senate

Approved / Disapproved

If disapproved please provide short explanation:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)

Person who informed Candidate about the decision:


(Print name, title and signature) Date

Instructions:
Candidate is obligated to fll in information presented on top portion of this form, obtain acceptance signature from his/her
suggested mentor and turn in at Deans office for further approval
Completed form with all signatures has to be in students fle.
If not completed with all signatures, form is not valid and request will not be approved.

Form: AK-MT-04
American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Master Thesis Request for Academic Pause
Candidate:First Name:
Last Name:
Index #
Start date of pause: End date of pause:
Reason for request of pause:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)
Candidates signature and date Mentors signature and date

Deans approval (YES / NO)


(Print name, title and signature) Date

Received at Academic Department


(Print name, title and signature) Date
Decision from Academic Senate

Approved / Disapproved

If disapproved please provide short explanation, including amendments to date:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)

Person who informed Candidate about the decision:


(Print name, title and signature) Date

Instructions:
Candidate is obligated to fll in information presented on top portion of this form, obtain acceptance signature from his/her
suggested mentor and turn in at Deans office for further approval
Completed form with all signatures has to be in students fle.
If not completed with all signatures, form is not valid and request will not be approved.

Form: AK-MT-05
American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In Communicado Student
Candidate:First Name:
Last Name:
Index #:
Date of last contact: Date of mentors last contact:
Recommended action for the student:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)
Candidates signature and date (if possible) Mentors signature and date

Deans approval (YES / NO)


(Print name, title and signature) Date

Received at Academic Department


(Print name, title and signature) Date
Decision from Academic Senate

Agree / Disagree

If disagree please provide a short explanation, including further recommendations:

(use additional page and attach if need more space for explanation)

Presidents decision:
(Print name, title and signature) Date

Instructions:
University is obligated to fll in information presented on top portion of this form, obtain necessary signatures
Completed form with all signatures has to be in students fle.

Form: AK-MT-06