MBA Capstone Experience

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The Capstone Experience is the comprehensive application of the MBA curriculum in a strategic context. Working in small teams with a faculty advisor, students take a strategic business perspective to frame and analyze an issue posed by an area organization. The team a) develops an enterprise-level understanding of the organization's industry and business model, b) applies an appropriate analytical framework to address the client's functional concerns, c) presents recommendations to the client, and d) reports to the MBA faculty with a summary of the situation and its strategic analysis.

Clients come from all over the Midwest, but primarily represent businesses and non-profit organizations in northeast Iowa. The projects meet the specific needs of a client, but typically address strategic planning, marketing analysis, process analysis, or feasibility questions. The projects occur year from January through August, and the general sequence of events includes

  • an agreement on the goals, scope and expected outcomes of the project by early April,
  • a detailed project plan approved by the client and the MBA faculty by early May,
  • a draft report on a substantially completed project to the advisor by early June,
  • a presentation of preliminary project results by the end of June, and
  • a final report of recommendations by early August.

The teams consist of three to five students with sufficient diversity to analyze a business problem from a strategic perspective. Each team will include members with expertise across a range of business functions, business cultures, and analytical methods.

A mentor from the graduate faculty works with each team, and the team makes several reports to the entire MBA faculty over the course of the project. Our aim is to insure that each team has access to the expertise and resources it will need to effectively complete the project.

Organizations that would like to propose a Capstone project may contact the MBA Program Director at any time during the year. Project selection depends on student enrollment, the appropriateness of the question to the MBA curriculum, and the availability of a suitable faculty mentor. There is no fee for the consulting service, although for-profit entities are encouraged to consider UNIBusiness in their giving plans.

For more information, contact Dale Cyphert at 319-273-6150.

Posted on 30-Aug-17


  






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MBA Capstone Experience

UNIs-MBA-Program-Seeks-Capstone-Clients-Inline.png

The Capstone Experience is the comprehensive application of the MBA curriculum in a strategic context. Working in small teams with a faculty advisor, students take a strategic business perspective to frame and analyze an issue posed by an area organization. The team a) develops an enterprise-level understanding of the organization's industry and business model, b) applies an appropriate analytical framework to address the client's functional concerns, c) presents recommendations to the client, and d) reports to the MBA faculty with a summary of the situation and its strategic analysis.

Clients come from all over the Midwest, but primarily represent businesses and non-profit organizations in northeast Iowa. The projects meet the specific needs of a client, but typically address strategic planning, marketing analysis, process analysis, or feasibility questions. The projects occur year from January through August, and the general sequence of events includes

  • an agreement on the goals, scope and expected outcomes of the project by early April,
  • a detailed project plan approved by the client and the MBA faculty by early May,
  • a draft report on a substantially completed project to the advisor by early June,
  • a presentation of preliminary project results by the end of June, and
  • a final report of recommendations by early August.

The teams consist of three to five students with sufficient diversity to analyze a business problem from a strategic perspective. Each team will include members with expertise across a range of business functions, business cultures, and analytical methods.

A mentor from the graduate faculty works with each team, and the team makes several reports to the entire MBA faculty over the course of the project. Our aim is to insure that each team has access to the expertise and resources it will need to effectively complete the project.

Organizations that would like to propose a Capstone project may contact the MBA Program Director at any time during the year. Project selection depends on student enrollment, the appropriateness of the question to the MBA curriculum, and the availability of a suitable faculty mentor. There is no fee for the consulting service, although for-profit entities are encouraged to consider UNIBusiness in their giving plans.

For more information, contact Dale Cyphert at 319-273-6150.

Posted on 30-Aug-17







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