The Capstone Project
The Capstone Project is a substantial part of your learning experience – it serves as the culmination of your work in the program and allows you to integrate your best insights and ideas in a project significant to you. The Capstone Project is designed to enhance your employability by giving you the opportunity to practice specific skills in line with your strengths and interests.
Option 1: Aim2Flourish Case Study, with or without internship
AIM2Flourish is an initiative that prepares business students to be leaders for global good by offering inspiring hands-on assignments related to positive and profitable business innovations, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and socially-responsible businesses. As part of your assignment, you will interview innovative CEOs and develop a case study with your best insights on successful businesses that operate responsibly and sustainably. You will become part of the global AIM2Flourish community and will be exposed to creative and strengths-based approaches to global problem solving. Within this option, you have the possibility of doing an internship that will count towards your academic credits and will enable you to gain practical experience.
Option 2: Applied Business Project
If you are drawn to the idea of developing your own start-up project and want to shape an entrepreneurial profile, you can opt to develop a comprehensive business plan for your idea. You will receive coaching support and guidance from our experienced Faculty and will be encouraged to make this project as relevant to your professional aspirations as possible.
Option 3: Classic Master Thesis
If you are eager to explore a specific topic in depth and dive into rigorous academic discovery, you can choose to do a classic Master Thesis. The thesis gives you the opportunity to focus on a subject matter that is most appealing and meaningful to you, from marketing and human resources to project management, strategy, and leadership. You will conduct this work with your advisor’s ongoing guidance and will be encouraged to align the topic of your thesis with your future professional goals.
Option 4: Data Analyst Nanodegree
If you want to build a career in data science and are fascinated by opportunities at the intersection of technology and business, you can choose to do the Data Analyst nanodegree as your capstone project. This option combines e-learning through the Udacity platform with on-campus training and support, and trains you in cutting-edge, specific, and valuable skills in data analysis. You will learn to analyse data, uncover patterns and insights, apply machine learning for better forecasting, and communicate critical findings in visually-appealing and effective business language. Graduating with this degree, you will have access to exciting opportunities in many industries including finance, banking, insurance, health care, tourism, industrial production, consumer products, energy, e-commerce, and others. You will also connect directly to exclusive hiring partners of the Udacity network.