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GSBMS Thesis Prep

Guideline for students writing a Literature Review, M.S. Thesis or Dissertation PhD.

From Umberto Eco in How to Write a Thesis


Inspiring words from Umberto Eco in his book, How to Write a Thesis, which is available in our library.


"First, writing a thesis should be fun. Second, writing a thesis is like cooking a pig: nothing goes to waste."

"What really matters is that you write your thesis with gusto. If you choose a topic that interests you, and if you truly dedicate to your thesis the time you have allotted, however short (we have set a minimum of six months), you will experience the thesis as a game, as a bet, or as a treasure hunt."

"This is the sign that the thesis has activated your intellectual metabolism, and that it has been a positive experience."

" may realize that you have a calling for research, that the thesis was not simply the means to a degree, and the degree was not simply the means to career advancement, or to please your parents."

"Your thesis is like your first love: it will be difficult to forget. In the end, it will represent your first serious and rigorous academic work, and this is no small thing."

GSBMS Forms and Guidelines


For Students:

Access to all the forms and guidelines needed to complete your M.S. Literature Review, Thesis, or Dissertation are available on the Touro portal under the Academic Tab on the Left and then scroll down to GSBMS Forms and Guidelines. 


For Faculty:

Proceed to the Faculty Tab.





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