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Consulting Capstone

Master of Business Administration

The Midland University MBA program is designed to produce graduates that demonstrate highly developed analytic and communication skills, a strong ethical foundation, and mastery of the tools and concepts it takes to be a respected leader in business. Throughout the course of the MBA program, Midland emphasizes the importance of nimble problem solving-skills and cultivating an understanding of how economic factors can impact business at home and around the world.

The Capstone is the cornerstone of our MBA program. Teams of students typically will invest about 200 hours during the capstone experience to address a problem or an opportunity for growth and change for a local organization. This six credit hour capstone experience will include the addition of more foundational preparation before students engage with their client to the already rigorous course experience. 

Our students are challenged to lead capstone consulting projects that bring their professional experiences and the many analytic skills and strategic skills they have developed during the course of the program to bear on real-world projects, to be defined in collaboration with a host company and a faculty advisor. Each team will also be partnered with a mentor from the Nebraska Chapter of Project Management Institute to help the team navigate the project management aspect of this capstone experience. From this work, they will develop an ongoing work product, a consulting report, and present this analysis to their host company.

The end result of this experience for the student will be an expanded skill set as a problem solver as they practice quickly analyzing a situation, helping to define the scope of a project, bringing relevant research and analysis to bear on a situation, and then presenting findings to an informed audience, while making a real contribution to an organization involved in work relevant to their careers.

Past Projects

Our corporate partners help provide real-world experiences for our students. Past projects have included partnerships with companies such as Valmont, ConAgra, CBRE, and CSG International, consulting on projects such as new market entry and new product rollout, financial modeling for developing markets, and internal corporate development.

Students will develop analytic and presentation skills, as well as a project portfolio to take with them during an in-depth final presentation to complete their Business Consulting Capstone experience. Students will develop deliverables to be presented to the organization which they are working with. 

Career Focus

The Midland MBA is committed to growing skills that graduates can apply directly to their careers. The Business Consulting Capstone allows for students to learn about the practicalities and difficulties of managing major projects at a global firm.

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