Capstone Requirements

 

Student Development includes extraordinary financial needs of MBA students necessary to engage in opportunities that will enhance their MBA experience. Examples of student development: part or all of expenses to attend a professional conference or workshop, academic Competition fees, special library resources, learning technology, etc.

Speaker Appreciation expenditures may fund or recognize speakers for in-class or extra-curricular events geared toward MBA students. For example, it may pay for appreciation gifts, honoraria, or fees and expenses.

Special Events are narrowly defined, student-focused events that are not funded through the general College event budget. The events should be educational in nature or support academic programs and be geared toward the MBA student.

Unfunded Faculty Development expenditures are eligible for reserve funding if they: (1) are not eligible for normal College faculty development operating funds, {2} specifically enhance the industry knowledge, applied or pedagogical research skills, or teaching skills of a fulltime faculty member who teaches courses in the MBA program, and (3) are unusual, extraordinary and non-recurring.

Capstone Experience Improvement. Continuous improvement of the capstone experience is important to the MBA program. Expenditures that directly impact the Colleges ability to provide a high quality capstone experience are eligible. Examples of improvement initiatives might include: a special workshop or retreat on teaching field-based courses, providing support' for a market research project on best practices in capstone course design, an award program to motivate high quality capstone submissions, etc.

Administrative Costs. Operating costs specifically and directly tied to the capstone program that are not part of the normal College operating budget. For example, costs may include poster or video production costs to promote the capstone experience.

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