The practicum is the culminating experience for the MBA and it is designed to allow students to engage in applied learning where knowledge gained throughout the program is applied to real world situations. To qualify, the student must identify and obtain approval for an organization/project of interest and select and obtain approval for a workplace mentor prior to registering for the course. To complete the requirement of this option, the student must complete a 160-hour practicum in the approved organization under the guidance of the mentor, maintain a weekly work log to be signed by the mentor and reviewed by the faculty, and finally, submit a comprehensive, integrative applied research paper. This supervised practicum requires students also apply for approval to the Faculty member and Program Director prior to registration for the course. This course may not be taken until all other courses are COMPLETED and student has a 3.0 GPA.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to
Evaluate and obtain approval for an organization or project of interest related to your concentration and/or area of study in order to demonstrate learning and apply concepts to practice.
Determine and obtain an approval for a workplace mentor to guide your work during your practicum.
Synthesize, Integrate and apply business theory to an identified practice of business administration
Evaluate practice in the light of related business and management theory
Revise skills in critical reflection and analysis through completion of a reflection log
Assess and develop theory in the context of business practice
Complete a 120 – 150 hour practicum in a professor approved organization under the guidance of the mentor.
Integrate theory and practiced through submission of an applied research paper using Kolb’s experiential learning cycle as the basis for reflection on that experience demonstrating the students ability to review, synthesize, and analyze theory and their experience based upon the literature and their course of study.
Demonstrate integration of concepts, theories, practice as a result of completion of core and required course work for the Masters in Business Administration Degree
In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain websites and video links are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources. Note website and video addresses are subject to change.
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