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MGMT 690 : Graduate Capstone Project

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Graduate Capstone Project
In this course, students are required to write a document on an aviation/aerospace and/or management topic which exposes the student to the technical aspects of writing to include problem definition, analysis, and solution process utilizing statistical methods of evaluation. This course is included in the MSM curriculum to provide the student with the opportunity to pursue a project of special interest, but not to the level of a thesis.

The course goal is to prepare the student to conduct a Graduate Business Capstone Project. An approved Business Capstone Project signifies achievement of the primary course objective. This approved project will demonstrate the student’s ability to identify a current problem, select a methodology for exploring the problem area, and prepare a written research proposal. In this course, the student will be expected to (a) apply qualitative and quantitative research methods to, research problem/hypothesis statement, research methods, sources of information, the processes of collecting and analyzing data, (b) demonstrate knowledge of research skills for identifying and solving problems, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations, (c) develop and prepare a formal, written Business Capstone Project using standard techniques acceptable to academe and professional research writing.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Apply method and design implementation.)

2. Interpret research study findings, and explain how the findings address the problem statement.

3. Develop conclusions that address the data and relate the findings to a larger body of literature.

4. Develop recommendations for further study, by specifying topics that need closer examination and may generate new studies or new problems that need to be addressed, if applicable.

5. Submit approved final written report of the Capstone Project and the signed Capstone Project Evaluation Checklist to the appropriate local campus or WW Online as appropriate. NOTE FOR INSTRUCTORS: Some students may need to take longer to complete the GCP than the one term in which they are enrolled. At the end of the original term, the student has two choices. 1) He/she can request an Incomplete. This requires your approval/concurrence. As with all courses, an Incomplete allows an extra 30 days. If the GCP is not complete at that time, the GCP grade will be graded as an F. 2) The student can enroll in MGMT 690C for one credit. This must be done at the end of the term so the student is continuously enrolled in MGMT

690. This option allows an additional full term to complete the paper. At the end of that term, if the GCP is not complete the GCP will be graded as an F. In either case only one extension will be permitted. Also for either option it is expected that the original committee members will continue to mentor the student through the process. Please make sure that students are aware of this process and restriction at the beginning of the course so if any one anticipates his/her research could take longer than one term plus the extension, he/she may wish to withdraw and enroll at a later time.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Aaron M. Glassman - 2/12/2015
Timothy Holt - 2/12/2015
Dr. Aaron M. Glassman - 2/12/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/12/2015
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