This course allows students to engage in independent applied research or industry projects where they work with, and are supervised by, faculty and/or other researchers also engaged in a related research agenda or industry project. In order to take this course, students must receive approval from the department. Approval to take the course will normally require the following: (a) A description of a well-defined applied research or industry project. (b) Indication of a set of deliverables that can be evaluated for grading. (c) A faculty sponsor with relevant expertise’ or ongoing related research agenda that encompasses the student’s project. At the end of the course, students will present and defend their completed research thesis or industry project report to peers, faculty and/or advisor(s). Students are required to create a proposal for the implementation of their applied research or industry projects, carry out the required research and steps to implement their projects and develop a final report or thesis. The purpose of this course is to allow students to integrate knowledge and skills from all previous courses into their project design and to prepare students to execute a project at a professional level. The course is conducted both in-class and online.
Completion of the first semester of the BBA or 50% of the required business courses or permission of the Program Head.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2015
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