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BUS 287
Business Capstone


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Provides the student an opportunity to synthesize the knowledge gained through their degree coursework in the form of a final project. Based on a case study or business example, students will plan, draft, write, and present a comprehensive business project plan, including overview, goals, outcomes, timelines for implementation, and SWOT analysis. Recommended that students take in their last quarter of coursework. Prerequisite: BUS 210 or BUS 212, BUS 137, and BUS 215.   Formerly BA 287.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Plan a project with timelines and success measures, incorporating knowledge areas from the degree program in relation to the case study or business example.
  • Write a project plan with timelines and success measures, incorporating knowledge areas from the degree program in relation to the case study or business example.
  • Present a project plan with timelines and success measures incorporating knowledge areas from the degree program in relation to the case study or business example.
  • Synthesize information to demonstrate an understanding of the business cycle, marketing plan, financial plan, and leadership required for successful businesses.

  • Course Topics
  • Types of Retailers
  • Customer Buying Behavior
  • Retail Market Strategy
  • Retail Locations
  • Site Selection
  • Planning Merchandise Assortments
  • Buying Merchandise
  • Pricing
  • Store Layout
  • Customer Service

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BUS 287
    Winter 2014
    6998
    Linda Lane
    BUS 287
    Winter 2014
    0305
    Anne Nelson
    BUS 287
    Winter 2013
    6998
    Linda Lane
    BUS 287
    Winter 2013
    0305
    Michael Hays
    BUS 287
    Winter 2012
    6998
    Linda Lane


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.