Create final project utilizing following and attached documents
Step 1: Understand the research paper requirements.
The detailed requirements for your Capstone Research Paper should be determined in collaboration
with your supervising Faculty Mentor and can take a wide range of forms, such as:
a traditional academic research thesis
a policy paper (for a variety of business related topics in a real workplace situation)
an operational plan (for development, in business, government, or international organization)
a critical analysis of a case study or an applicable workplace place situation
a unique business plan that promotes innovation and change in a specific industry and sector
Other: an independent project that has been discussed with and approved by your Faculty Mentor.
While the specific form of the final product can differ widely, you should build on significant
analytical work and consist of a written final product with specific application of appropriate research
and analytical methods.
Step 2: Write a Capstone Research Paper
Write a research paper, a minimum of 1012 pages in length, related to a central theme that
implements business processes and theories found in the competencies that comprise the PL SBA
program. The theme should incorporate key concepts to demonstrate multidisciplinary understanding
of topics. The scope of the capstone research should address workplace implementation whenever
possible and a good working familiarity with business theory, literature, and best practices.
The general approach to this paper should be that of an extended APAformatted research paper,
based on primary and/or secondary sources and, when applicable, integration of workplace activities
This paper should be developed and written in careful and consistent consultation with your Faculty
Mentor, and should reflect the particulars contained in your Capstone Research Proposal.
Download the Capstone Research Paper Grading Rubric.