MBA 675 — Independent Research
This applied course enables students who have considerable work experience with the opportunity to plan, research, produce, and present an approved independent research project under the supervision of a graduate faculty advisor. The research project should focus on a clearly defined problem or issue, effectively relate this topic to the areas of graduate study completed to date and extend the student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in his/her area of specialization or in an area of new endeavor. As part of the course, the student will present and defend a report on the outcomes of the chose study. To obtain approval for the independent research project, the student must have completed the following at least one month in advance of the anticipated start of the project: (1) meet with the faculty advisor to discuss the project; (2) develop a proposal to include a list of specific learning outcomes; (3) prepare a summary that identifies what will be produced; the research process to be undertaken, and the timeline for completion; (4) obtain the faculty advisor’s written approval of the project; and (5) submit all of the above paperwork to the Director of the program for approval. Upon final approval of the student’s proposed independent research project, the MBA Director signs and forwards the appropriate course form to the faculty advisor who submits it to the Registrar. The student completes the regular registration process.
Requirements and Prerequisites
Prerequisites: Successful completion of 10 graduate level courses and permission of the Director of the MBA Program.