Examine the foundational concepts of leadership.
In BUS 689 Project Execution, the second of two capstone courses for Utica’s Master of Business Administration degree, you’ll continue the consultant work you started in BUS 679. You’ll act on the groundwork you laid out previously and execute your proposal with your client. Your final project consists of a substantial, detailed, written report that rivals that of a major management consulting firm.
Your ability to evaluate information and collect data for the purpose of making recommendations is the primary focus and the most important aspect of this project. As a consultant, your objective is to leave the client knowing the information provided will give the organization a competitive edge. While the deliverable for this course is a 40-plus page paper and a 20-minute formal presentation, a satisfied client is the goal.
To succeed in that goal, you’ll submit a final draft of your paper prior to finalizing it. This will give you and your instructor an opportunity to identify problem areas and further refine your presentation. Then you’ll execute your proposal in conjunction with the client organization and present recommendations developed from your exploration of the business problem.
The result will be a detailed, substantive, and high-quality report similar in standard and completeness to the services offered by paid consultants.
- Define an appropriate business consulting project that meets degree requirements and which is of value to an organization
- Receive proposal approval from the instructor for meeting the appropriate standards of academic integrity and quality for a master’s research project
- Demonstrate the application of your new skills by evaluating the business problem and designing solutions for future action
- Use executive-level business writing to present information in a persuasive context and support a proposed course of action