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Courses - Spring 2024
Online MBA Program
Open Seats as of
02/24/2024 at 10:30 PM
Integrative Business Capstone
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: S-F
Prerequisite: Students must have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours.
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
This is an experiential course that involves an integrative business experience. This experience may be simulated through a software package or through content, speakers and events that are based in a realistic business setting. Students compete in teams. Each team makes decisions in areas such as human resources, compensation packages, geographic expansion through sales offices, debt versus equity financing, manufacturing and inventory management, marketing, including pricing, advertising and product design. The impact of each of these decisions flows through the three financial statements and results in financial outcomes and ratios that measure the success of each team. Additional metrics include stakeholders beyond investors such as employee morale, community engagement, and environmental impact. Students compete for financing and for customers. Multiple presentations are made by students during the simulation to explain their strategy, their tactics, and their planned investments.