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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 chose the Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA because I knew the combined programs would help me acquire knowledge about and credibility in the agricultural sector of American industry – currently one of the largest US employers. The Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA was the only realistic way I could work towards my degree and still have some of the benefits of an on-campus program. The residencies have given me a  ... READ MORE  

Stephanie Young

Process Engineer - Eli Lilly and Company
MS-MBA Class of 2005-2007

  I chose the Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA because I knew the combined programs would help me acquire knowledge about and credibility in the agricultural sector of American industry – currently one of the largest US employers.

The Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA was the only realistic way I could work towards my degree and still have some of the benefits of an on-campus program. The residencies have given me a real sense of community with my fellow students and faculty. I can not say enough about the Purdue faculty. They are instructors and practitioners in their field. They make theory and practice come together, and I feel privileged to have continued access to them.

One of the best parts of the program is learning from the other students. Just comparing how you would approach something with others brings tremendous insight. We have very diverse careers, backgrounds, and beliefs that create lively, informative discussions. In just a short time, we have become a close-knit group. I will definitely keep in contact with my classmates well beyond graduation.  

Stephanie Young

Process Engineer - Eli Lilly and Company
MS-MBA Class of 2005-2007