Applied Learning

The Healthcare MBA faculty are dedicated to ensuring that what our students learn in the classroom can be applied to the workplace. Our students apply their learning through the program's coursework on a daily basis, and in the culminating Capstone Project at the end of the program.

Capstone Project

Capstone provides students with valuable consulting experience as they address a professional business problem posed by their client, a participating regional or national healthcare organization.

Students collaborate in teams, developing their analysis and recommendations to complete the project. The teams then prepare a final report and conduct a presentation for the client.

The objectives for the course are to provide students with:

  • A challenging business problem that inspires them to integrate the skills learned in the MBA program.
  • The opportunity to learn and practice teamwork, creative problem solving, research, and analysis.
  • An opportunity to practice and demonstrate their executive leadership, as well as verbal and written communication skills.

Students are expected to invest an average of 10-12 hours per week in the project. Teams usually consist of 4-5 students. The capstone course is the final project before graduation. Throughout the terms prior to the capstone project, students complete courses in leadership, accounting, finance, economics, marketing, operations management, program management, and strategy. In the capstone course, students are expected to integrate prior learning, seek opportunities to reinforce areas of weakness, and acquire new knowledge to complete the project successfully.

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