MM Student Thesis Guidance Guidance at UT Mataram

On 17 and 18 October 2019 a Residential Thesis Guidance (BTR) and thesis writing clinic was held for students of the Master of Management (MM) of the Open University at UPBJJ UT Mataram. BTR is an academic seminar and intensive face-to-face guidance which is a series of processes for writing the final assignment program for students of the Postgraduate Program (PPs) UT. The BTR1 activity at UPBJJ UT Mataram was attended by 21 MM regular program students from Bima Regency, NTB. The BTR activity aims to enable students to consult directly with expert discussants and supervisors to perfect their thesis proposals so that students can immediately carry out research. For PPs-UT, this activity can provide an overview of progress writing TAPM MM UT students to ensure that students can complete their studies on time and produce a quality thesis in accordance with applicable standards and rules.

This BTR activity involves 3 expert discussants namely Prof. Musa Hubeis from IPB and Prof. Meutia and Prof. Tubagus Ismail from Untirta Serang. In addition, this BTR activity also involves supervisory lecturers from UT partners namely Mataram State University and research bodies in NTB and universities in Jakarta and Bogor. The chosen experts are academics whose expertise is relevant to the topic of student research studies and can provide constructive input. During BTR activities, expert discussants provide input on the relevance of the main research problem to the research topics taken, theoretical studies and appropriate research methods. From this BTR activity, students are expected to be able to obtain input and suggestions for improvement from Expert Discussors and Supervising lecturers and add their insights on writing a good and correct thesis.

BTR activities are followed by a thesis writing clinic that aims to improve students' abilities in writing a thesis related to the use of literature and the use of analytical tools. From this activity the Chair of the Economics and Business Postgraduate Amalia Kusuma Wardini, S.E., M.Com., Ph.D as Head of the MM Program hopes that students can carry out thesis writing effectively between busy work so they can finish their studies on time. The student who came from Bima was enthusiastic about learning various things in the context of writing their thesis, some of them even took advantage of this opportunity to consult late into the night. One expert discussant, Prof. Tubagus Ismail said that student enthusiasm for learning was very high and should be appreciated. Furthermore, Prof. Meutia hopes that the opportunity for direct consultation with students can help students improve the quality of their thesis writing and increase the enthusiasm of students to immediately complete their studies.

BTR activities are followed by a thesis writing clinic that aims to improve students' abilities in writing a thesis related to the use of literature and the use of analytical tools. From this activity the Chair of the Economics and Business Postgraduate Amalia Kusuma Wardini, SE, M.Com., Ph.D as Head of the MM Program hopes that students can carry out thesis writing effectively between busy work so they can finish their studies on time. The student who came from Bima was enthusiastic about learning various things in the context of their writing thesis, some of them even took advantage of this opportunity to consult late into the night. One expert discussant, Prof. Tubagus Ismail said that student enthusiasm for learning was very high and should be appreciated. Furthermore, Prof. Meutia hopes that the opportunity for direct consultation with students can help students improve the quality of their thesis writing and increase the enthusiasm of students to immediately complete their studies.