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Capstone Project

This program requires completion of a capstone project, instead of a master's thesis. The capstone project topic should be useful to you and your firm. It will help you better understand structured problem solving and expand your ability to use literature research, frameworks, and data in problem solving. You should include your supervisor in the topic selection process. 

The capstone project is a six-credit project that unfolds in three phases. During phase one, you will select a topic and create a problem statement and development plan with proposed methods and sources of data. During phase two, you will collect and analyze the data if needed.

During phase three, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who has experience with the topic you are working with. You will hold regular meetings with your advisor as you complete your project. The faculty mentor will assign the final project grade. 

Capstone projects can be kept confidential and do not become the property of Purdue University.

  I put off grad school until my GMAT scores were about to expire and even researched MBA programs that didn’t require GMAT scores. To say I was a bit reluctant to go back to school while working full-time would be an understatement. It was definitively an adjustment to go from my work environment, where I knew my stuff, to a school environment, where I knew nothing. However, the concepts and  ... READ MORE  

Christine E. Hong

Ruminant Marketing Manager for Global Diagnostics - Zoetis
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013

  I put off grad school until my GMAT scores were about to expire and even researched MBA programs that didn’t require GMAT scores. To say I was a bit reluctant to go back to school while working full-time would be an understatement. It was definitively an adjustment to go from my work environment, where I knew my stuff, to a school environment, where I knew nothing. However, the concepts and skills I learned and mastered serve me every day.

Of course the professors are important and incomparable, but the guest speakers and your fellow students add a level of richness and Ag industry perspective you can’t get in other MBA programs. I even selected a MS-MBA residency course as an elective. That week with a whole new cohort made me realize it was the students the program selects that increases the program’s value exponentially. I left that residency sad that I would not be taking the courses and going on the MS-MBA journey with the new class.

The program is challenging, and worth it  

Christine E. Hong

Ruminant Marketing Manager for Global Diagnostics - Zoetis
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013