Graduate Business Projects
As a final capstone course, each student in the MBA, MFSA and MIM program will work on a Final Business Project before graduation. These projects put all the theoretical knowledge to work, giving students the chance to gain experience in applying coursework through experience testing, strategy formulation, and teamwork to solve problems and build new skills. Students work in small 3 to 4 person groups with a local, regional or international company and commit 600 hours over 3-5 months to complete this “real world” business project. PSU academic advisors work with both students and the client company to provide teams with a company overview, access to key stakeholders, a project proposal, schedules and focus. New projects are started four times each year. Clients approve and pay for any direct costs associated with the project.
During Fall 2010, one project tasked students to perform an extensive analysis of how Oregon collects its tax revenues, as well as to examine their findings comparatively across three other states. View their Tax Business Project Report here.
Please see the Graduate Programs website for more information.