To enhance the hands-on focus of the MSBA program, students complete a capstone as the culmination of their degree. The capstone allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in key areas of business analytics by completing a complex consulting-based project. The capstone requirement is worth three credit hours and completed over three semesters.
- Semester 1: Career Development
- Semester 2: Project Planning
- Semester 3: Project Execution
MSBA capstones are primarily consulting-based. Working in groups of 2-4, students will capture, organize, and analyze data from a company sponsor — either a business or a nonprofit organization. True to consulting nature, student groups will then make recommendations to their sponsor based on their analytics findings. Sponsor companies represent a variety of industries including operations, healthcare, and marketing.