Management & Marketing Capstone – MGT695C

Course Description

This is a capstone course in which students work as individuals or as a group under the guidance of an assigned faculty advisor. In this course students have the opportunity to conduct research and gather relevant data, to integrate and apply knowledge and skills learned in preceding courses. A capstone course requires students to integrate principles, theories, and methods learned in courses required throughout their academic career. Students creatively analyze, synthesize, and evaluate learned knowledge in projects having a professional focus and communicate the results of their projects effectively at a professional level.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a graduate level business project based on multiple business disciplines.
  • Assemble the core components required to develop a business plan
  • Construct a complete research project that will provide appropriate useful information for organizational decision-making
  • Distinguish real world business problems, identify and create multiple solutions

Requirements

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Value Creation- Evaluate the systems and processes used throughout an organization including the planning, decision-making, group dynamics, innovation, production, supply chain, operations, technologies, marketing and distribution, and management.
  • Leadership and Governance – Demonstrate leadership ability and management skills within an environment of change to meet the objectives of the stakeholders of the organization.
  • Communication and Presentation – Demonstrate effective business communication skills through written reports, presentations, and working in a collaborative, team setting.
  • Critical thinking, Analysis and Problem Solving – Design alternatives to solve business problems utilizing quantitative analysis, critical thinking, and sound ethical decision-making.
  • Strategic Planning – Formulate strategies and policies utilizing environmental and resources assessment, and integrating various functions to achieve the mission and objectives of the organization.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author’s work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University’s Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://library.nu.edu

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858)541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-REview, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s ideas or work as one’s own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures

Prerequisites

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School of Business and Management

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Class of 2009