Students who have an interest in doing an in-depth study of a particular business topic can elect individual research with the approval of a faculty advisor and MBA Program Director. Individual research can qualify for one to six semester hours of credit; most studies are three semester hours. Typically, a student may take MBA 695 when 12 core hours (after foundation requirements) have been met.
Approval is obtained by completing a project proposal form, available online or from the MBA Office. A student works with a faculty member to agree on a topic and a project proposal. The faculty advisor and the MBA Program Director review and approve the proposal prior to registration. The student is expected to maintain close contact with the faculty member who will provide guidance and evaluation. Individual research projects are to be completed within one term.