SBUS41130 Capstone Project

Academic Year 2019/2020

By developing a solution to a real problem faced by an organization, students will have the opportunity to improve their analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. The capstone project helps students to master the real challenge of integrating diverse streams of knowledge acquired during their studies, combined with practical, real-world application.

The Capstone Project has two components: the Interational Consulting Project, which takes place over one week in an international location (2.5 credits); and the domestic Capstone Project, where teams work with an Irish company on a live consulting project (7.5 credits).

For the International Consulting Project, students work in groups of 4-6 to complete a live business project for an international organisation in a lcoation outside of Ireland. Key aspects of the projects will include the appropriate use of diagnostic techniques, the challenges of doing business in global contexts, effective data collection and analysis, strategic planning and managing client relationships.

For the domestic capstone project, students will work in the same teams to complete a more complex business project for an Irish client. Prior to the project start date, participants will engage in various workshops to support the project process, such as Research Methods & Data Analysis, Cultural Skills and Management Consulting Skills.

The Capstone Projects take place in Semester 3 (June-August). The capstone projects must result in a final written report, which will be subnmitted to the Programme Office by the agreed deadline.

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Learning Outcomes:

The International Consulting Project and the Capstone Projet will enable students to:
-Integrate various strands of business and management theory to successfully define and complete a specific business task.
-Apply appropriate research, analytical, and problem solving skills to the project.
-Operate effectively as part of a team to negotiate, collaborate, and lead in scoping and completing a specific business task.
-Justify your findings to both academic and organisational advisors.

Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Seminar (or Webinar)


Field Trip/External Visits


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: International Consulting Project Throughout the Trimester Graded No


Group Project: Capstone Project Throughout the Trimester Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
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