OSL 600 Capstone Seminar and Master’s Project3 Credits
This course is a culminating experience designed to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate mastery in the field of organizational and strategic leadership. The Capstone Project will be based on rigorous independent research and reflect the integration of theory and practice. The “deliverable” for this course can be: the creation of a new business model, a strategic plan or analysis, or a new program or service for a local nonprofit; but it must have socially or ecologically redeeming value in the Franciscan tradition. Students will meet with the instructor weekly in this seminar to discuss the progress of their projects and seek additional guidance. In addition to writing a scholarly paper that clearly documents their research, students will present their findings in the form of an oral presentation and defense of the project’s major conclusions and recommendations to faculty and peers at the end of the semester. Project sponsors, representatives of partnering organizations, or family members of students are welcome to attend this presentation. Written documentation of the project will be filed in the Division of Continuing Adult and Professional Studies.
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