The Master's Experience is an MBA Consulting Project required for every graduating CSUSM MBA student. Sponsoring organizations propose real world project opportunities and students deliver real world solutions. The projects represent the capstone experience required of all graduating students earning an MBA in one of CSUSM’s graduate programs. The MBA project provides an exceptional applied learning opportunity, as well as contributes positively to the economic region.
Projects may range from single student consultants from the Specialized MBA Program, to collaborative teams of up to 5 Fully Employed MBA Program students. Each student provides a minimum of 200 project hours over the duration of their final course. Sponsoring organizations may choose from multiple project options depending on their research requirements and budget.
Previous MBA consulting projects have been comprised of the following analyses. This list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive.
Each project is tailored to the sponsor’s specific needs. Some sponsors come with a specific initiative in mind. Others have less clear goals and rely on the team and faculty advisor to help them pinpoint focus, direction, and goals. Sponsors can choose to be as involved as they like with each project. Some choose to become closely involved while others take a more hands-off approach.