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BSUS 7401 - Scientific Research Methods and Capstone Project Development

Sustainable Business Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This Capstone course gives students the opportunity to help an industry client address a sustainable business challenge or advance a sustainable business innovation . It is the first of a two-part Capstone experience that continues with BSUS 7402. During this course, students work in teams to develop a Terms of Reference (TOR) in consultation with their Capstone client. Secondary research is undertaken to inform project background and scope. Students design project methodology drawing from both scientific and applied consulting methods. Students learn and practice professional consulting skills through regular client interaction and produce a final presentation for their client highlighting work conducted in the course.

Credits

6.0

Cost

$680.50

Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 41772

Wed Sep 04 - Wed Dec 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Dec 11 Wed 19:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 464

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$680.50

Notes

  1. Combination of in class and online.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills by establishing work plans and priorities, setting realistic expectations, and completing objectives within a team environment.
  • Develop a Team Charter to guide and refine Capstone project team work.
  • Develop a project work plan with estimated time requirements. Implement the work plan and manage activities to stay on schedule.
  • Develop and implement an effective method of ongoing communications (including meetings) with the project Client and Faculty Advisor.
  • Schedule and run Client meetings effectively and professionally.
  • Develop a Terms of Reference agreed to by the Client and Faculty Advisors.
  • Conduct relevant secondary research, drawing on scientific, technical, and policy literature and employing appropriate critical analysis and assessment; develop Background section of the Capstone project.
  • Develop an understanding of principles, frameworks, and methodologies to assess businesses for the strength of their sustainability contributions.
  • Select primary research tools and design primary research workflow to address a specific sustainable business problem within the boundaries of defined scope and available resources.
  • Maintain a Capstone evaluation diary that includes self reflection and peer evaluation on assignments and professional skills practiced, assessing contributions and growth areas.
  • Present highlights of secondary research and project research methodology to Client(s), Faculty Advisor, and other relevant stakeholders.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

BSUS 7401 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration
  2. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Certificate

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