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Capstone Project

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The capstone project is the cornerstone activity of the MSBA-BA program. It is essential to the learning that takes place during the intensive year-long curriculum. Students work on interdisciplinary, four-to-five member teams on a corporate project that has significant strategic importance to corporations. At the end of the project, students will make a formal presentation to company executives. This involves preparing a professional consulting report that summarizes and supports their findings and building a business case for their recommendations.

The capstone projects allow students to work closely with corporate and faculty mentors, creates an exceptional experiential learning opportunity, and connects the classroom to real-world problems and decision-makers. This experience will not only enhance students’ technical skills, but provide business acumen that facilitates execution of those skills.